SamP01 (629) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark chestnut brown with a medium tan creamy head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, notes of plum, roasty malt, mild cacao and espresso like bitterness. Taste the same as aroma. Palate is a medium body, rich and creamy with good carbonation and slightly sticky mouth feel. The finish is sweet sticky caramel malt, dark fruit, a nice chocolate and roasted espresso bitterness in the end for balance. A very rich and full flavored brew. Overall a good flavorful and tasty brew for the holidays.
argo0 (12315) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Medium tan head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some milk chocolate, coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some plum, caramel, light coffee. Slightly cloying. Soft medium body, some stickiness.
jcos (1706) - Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date:Bottle on December 13th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown black with light white head.
Aroma: Aroma of coffee, chocolate, faint roast, light caramel.
Taste: Caramel, light chocolate.
Palate:Medium light body, lightly creamy.
Summary: A decent flavorful bock, kind of one note but enjoyable.
brenn79 (1744) - Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle- Pours very dark ruby red to black with a one finger tan head that reduces. Aroma is kind of sweet, chocolate, fairly subdued. The taste is chocolate malts, caramel, light hops impart a dryness in the finish. Good light and drinkable, well made.
Trev (2015) - 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 (345) - 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 (6050) - 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 (1982) - 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 (3398) - 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 (4685) - 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.