CaliWill (19) - - FEB 10, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Yummy, what a fun beer! Very malty with the taste of coffee and chocolate, yet light and fuzzy. Not very hoppy, but who cares? Extra points for creativity!
nealblind (379) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A near perfect beer. Smells of oats and alcohol. Delivers on coffee, alcohol, chocolate flavors. I think it tastes as though there is some whisky/oak flavors also in the mix. Mouthfeel is baffling light until you look at the bottle and are reminded it is a lager. It also is a steal at seven bucks a six pack. I would pay that much for a bomber of this.
bpreo (1329) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
A Dunkler Bock or Black Lager. It really is unique, especially from an Oregon brewery. 7% alc. too!
onceblind (3192) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, completely not what I was expecting. Pours out a creamy black with a thin beige laceful head. Sweet nose of caramel malts and dark malty sweetness, a little roast, with a hint of light cocoa and fig. Flavor was woody and malty with heavy-medium sweetness, nice tones of chocolate and caramel mixed with a little raisin or other dark fruity tones, roastiness, and a long smooth creamy finish. Nice little aftertaste of black licorice and dark earthy malty caramel.
JDBaker11058 (1067) - 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.
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep, dark, reddish-brown. There head is thin, but staying, and tan. There is a bit of a chocolate aroma to this which is interesting. Quite lush, and full of rich caramel malt, and a hint of milk, which answers the challenge on the label of "no chocolate or coffee." Very well done. (#4980, 4/12/2013)
Reid (1724) - Salem,Oregon, 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.
boozedude (1494) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into glass, pours clear black, with thin light brown head..coffe, and expresso taste, some cream and chocolate.. good shit
Jerm719 (68) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate, allspice, nutmeg, med. roast coffee. Lactose, German earthy hops. Mild bitterness balanced with the creamy coffee body. This was much better than the fresh bottle !
Beerandhockey8 (157) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle to shaker. Pour is dark and thick, dark copper color with a thick khaki color. Nose is strong malt, oat, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel. Taste is medium bodied, both bitter and sweet. Finishes very oily and smooth.