robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a clear dark brown with a ruby tint, a small tan head, and some lacing.
smell is of some cocoa, roasted malt, and some prunes.
taste is somewhat watery, sweet malt, a slight amount of cocoa, a touch of coffee, and hops. ends a little bitter.
SSSteve (3825) - - DEC 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. deep brown with a small beige head. roasty, fruity aromas with nougat and tootsie rolls. flavor blends caramel and chocolate(toostie rolls) with fruity figgy hop character. kind of a big beer at 7% and leaves a warming finish that let’s its presence be known. medium full with a bit too much carbonation.
llcooldave (1117) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2012 Dark brown in the glass. Nice coffee and dark cocoa aroma. Flavor is similar to the aroma and the lager yeast gives it a nice crispness. Overall, a tasty brew. Thanks to BarZigKin for sharing!
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours dark brown, letting no light through. Not much of a head, but a ring of tan froth around the edges and a few tan swirls looking down.
Aroma: Roasted malt, slight wet dog, walnuts, chocolate.
Taste: Roasted and toasty malt, spicy hops, a little sour twang in the middle. A touch of coffee. Finishes with long roast and hop spice.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Pretty tasty, very bold, and a great edition to this craft lager series.
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a very dark brown .. light head, dies down alot .. . chocolate, coffee, nuts and light bran .. . mild but assertive mouth .. . quite a nice bock, hides the abv very well! .. . .
.. . . i’m a grown ass man!!
- with a sunshine on your belly!?!
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark black pour with a raspberry tint. The head is red stained tan and settles to a thin film. The aroma is misty cocoa malt. The flavor is ripe plum and roasty cocoa malt. Soft on the palate and finishes like cherry and.dark chocolate.
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, dark brown khaki colored pour with roasted chocolate aroma, flavor is well balanced chocolate , some roasted pecans, cinnamon, good balance and finish
kevinator (1056) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting and pleasant. Nice aroma of malt, coffee and a little chocolate. Nice chocolate color with a small head that was gone in a flash. Smooth palate that was a little creamy. The initial taste was of coffee and chocolate malts, not artificial. Later in the beer a bitter and burnt essence came out that was somewhat like licorice. Good but there are ones better.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Full Sail Pilsener Room in Portland, OR. Pours a deep brown, mostly black colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma has some chocolate, grainy nuts, touches of dark fruit, a light roast and toast, and a light caramel. Flavor is similar. Nutty, somewhat grainy, lightly sweetened chocolate and caramel up front before some toast, touches of earth, and a few dark fruits come in. Roasts come out more towards the end as this finishes clean, malty, and dry with a very light bitterness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-full, rounded and soft body with a creamy, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty tasty beer. Nice chocolate and roast notes in a smooth, creamy, easy drinking body. Not bad.
ben4321 (4092) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Oak Tree, 11/29/12
Aroma: The nose has some roasted malts, coffee, and a little caramel
Appearance: This one pours a dark brown color with a small head and minimal lace
Flavor: The taste is also pretty roasty, with a light sweetness, and a light bitterness
Palate: This one has a medium body, decent drinkability, and a fairly short, lightly dry finish
This one is fine, but not much more then that. Nothing really, truly stood out as exceptional here, there’s so roasted coffee and some other decent components. Solid overall, but a little forgettable. It has a decent feel to it as well.