KajII (767) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a very murky dark brown with some ruby highlights and an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy beige head that was mostly diminishing, leaving behind a very thin layer of residue and a small foamy ring thus producing some good spotty lacing.
The aroma was of dark roasted caramel malts, a mild resin hop and a leathery yeast with mild notes of coffee, chocolate, molasses and a bit of black licorice.
The taste was decently malty and mildly bitter all the way through with notes of molasses and licorice early on and then having hints of chocolate and coffee at the finish. The flavor lasted an average duration with the mild dark roasty flavor left to linger for just a little while.
Mouthfeel was just a shade or two under medium in body with a watery and mildly creamy texture and a prickly carbonation.
Overall a nice mellow dark brew, very easy to drink, yet still having that wonderful dark beer flavor. Absolutely a great session beer, hence the name...
devman171 (713) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours reddish brown with two fingers brown head. Aroma is light roast and spices, taste is similar with a sweet smooth finish
stevoj (1701) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This far too much like a cereal lager, and not enough of the roast grain bitterness which the style should have. Sweet grains dominate the aroma and taste, almost no bitterness or bite at all. Disappointed...
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. brown with small head. solid malt body of chocolate and caramel and some roast. very nice balance.
chevyshane (7) - - MAR 10, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hints of coffee carmel chocolate and citrus backgrounds soft aroma and decent palate.
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Poured as a dark tanned brown color with a decent layer of foamed head. My nose detects a well balanced hop presence with the toasted malts that have a scent of the Whopper balls candy. The flavor is mild and has a slight sweetness attributed to the toffee brittle like malts. The name fits the beer perfect, and I heard it makes a good black and tan when mixed with the regular Session ale.
Ed5388 (1718) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma or roasted and caramel malts. Taste of light roasted coffee and caramel malt.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Dark Brown in colour; with Reddish tinge. Malty; roasty malts, caramel, chocolate, hint of liquorice. Fruity; citrus. Hoppy; slight earthy hops. Sweetish roast malty throughout, leading to some bitterness in the finish. OK. Easy drinking.
conway (1126) - - FEB 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark ruby/cola colored with a thin ring of off white head. Aroma is roasty with some cocoa notes. Taste follows suit and adds some citrus and bready malt. Mouthfeel is a little too syrupy and under carbonated. Ok.
Hiero (127) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent taste, nice chocolate flavor. The problem was it had no depth and the body was too light.
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark clear pour with little head. Sweet malt aroma. Very sweet milk chocolate flavor with a touch of spiciness. Too sweet though.
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