Trev (1885) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown pour with ruby highlights and a small but lasting tan head.
aroma is coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, light dried fruitiness.
flavour is nice roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, burnt bitterness but not astringent. Very well balanced. some hints of dried fruit again near the end. tasty.
VinegarStroke (265) - Napa, California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: clear to light haze. Dark brown with tan head. Roasted, cocoa, coffee, dry fruit and toast. Malt driven and dark. Dry to off dry. Low bitterness to medium low. Maybe phenolic not bitter. Slight sour not that provides freshness not spoilage. Mocha, chocolate, coffee, malty and dates. Dense and long. Lovely texture. Probably the best beer I’ve tasted from Full Sail to date. Balanced.
Mora2000 (5539) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has some strong chocolate and light roasted malt notes. The flavor has the same. I get some heavy chocolate and roasted malt notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice beer.
poisoneddwarf (1684) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from a six pack bought at Super 1 in Rathdrum, ID. Aroma is toasted marshmallow, chocolate, bread. Pours black with a one finger tan head that collapses fairly quick. Taste is sweet and roasty, slightly tart edges, wet river rock flavor. Very much like a porter. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body. Good beer.
Blairgus (2560) - California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
7 Dec 2013, bottle. very dark ruby. nose is toasty malt, some christmas cake, bitter chocolate. med body, a bit creamy, slightly fizzy. chocolate malt and bitter chocolate finish. some spiced notes. very nice.
obguthr (3650) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Faint charcoal nose. Mahogany, thick tan head, good retention. Charcoal and walnut flavor. Very subtle hints of dark chocolate.
JDBaker11058 (1211) - Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: near black with a thick, rocky tan head and generous lacing. Aroma: rich and roasty-dark, with chocolate, espresso, leather, pipe smoke, and a hint of licorice. Taste: bittersweet and dry dark chocolate, with coffee, caramel, a hint of fire-smoke, slightly herbal, resinous hops. Finish: surprisingly clean and dry, with a slightly chewy lingering roast character. Notes: Dunkler Bock? Schwarzbier? Who cares. This is astoundingly good. Huge aromas and flavors, and yet the palate, while rich, keeps things light enough to make this surprisingly refreshing. What a treat.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate, coffee, licorice, and raisin aroma and flavor. Medium bodied with a smooth lasting finish. I enjoy this beer every year!
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
almost black but clear, not bad on the head and lacing.
Aroma and flavor definitely do have notes of chocolate and coffee, especially chocolate. There are some toasty notes, and a little bit of dark fruits.
Body is pretty full for a lager, creamy and pretty smooth.
Interesting beer, certainly worth a try.
arminjewell (6067) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap, dark reddish brown pour with thin white head, aroma brought dark roast, dark fruits, hints of toffee, slight biscuit in there as well with a touch of yeast, hints of cocoa in there, nice spicy notes as well. Taste is a mix of dark fruits, some roasted malts into a bit of coffee, cocoa, slight earth, spice, finishing with some more fruity notes, pretty sweet and dry.