adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a dark brown head with a brown head. Rich cocoa, anise, light caramel, a touch nutty, herbal aroma. Kind of chewy, chocolate covered raisin, grassy, caramel, dark fruity, light toffee flavor. Not bad.
Pershing (476) - Garland, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Rich sweet aroma. Chocolate malt taste with some lingering bitterness. Medium smooth mouthfeel. Gets better as it warms. Filling finish.
legion242 (2186) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a medium to heavy dark brown. medium khaki head. Lots of notes of chocolate and dark malt.
BVery (6191) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark pour with minimal head. Very nice aroma and taste of sweet chocolate, dark fruit, and mild roast. Decent heft to the palate. I’m enjoying this.
bhensonb (11046) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brown with ruddy glints. De minimis tan head. Aromas of roast malt, chocolate and dark fruit. Full bodied. Flavor is roast malt, coffee, chocolate, and something raisin. It’s pushing towards dry,but can’t quite get there. It seems to have noble hop in the bitter. Quite tasty.
Reid (1897) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz single from "Lifesource" in Salem.
Pours a gorgeous dark brown with a huge rocky,yet thick and lasting tan head.
Aroma is mostly dark chocolate ,hazelnuts and cream fudge. A little alcohol shows at first sniff then is gone.
Creamy,toffee,chocolate taste..very smooth then a slight bitter ater tatse, very nice.
Good on the palate..the beer gives the impression of heaviness but it fairly flows over the tongue.
Overall an excellent beer best of the LTD series.
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Deep ruby on the pour. Roasty nose with a little sweet chocolate. Smooth and full bodied. Good roast with an almost burnt finish. Some bitterness as well.
TURDFERGUSON (3953) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. You’re so forgettable. Completely forgettable. When I think back to this beer I had two days ago, my brain thinks of nothing cuz you are so....forgettable. And watery, and meh.
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Now this is a great burger beer. Full Sail knows how to do light and sessionable. This black hued beer has a thin head and loads of chocolate notes. Mostly light and milky. But the beer doesn’t taste thin and watery.
Ernest (6216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (cocoa powder, roasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Sigh. What a simple, uninviting aroma! Clunky cocoa powder is really about it, minor roast. Syrupy sweet in the mouth without much to balance. Black bock? Uh, sure, whatever.