Nsanders (887) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, thick, no head. Smells like alcohol, chocolate, smokey, dark coffee, maybe in that order. Sweet, though not very bitter. Heavy bodied. Good, may may be better with a more toned down alcohol scent.
lesag002 (4) - - JAN 15, 2016 does not count
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nasty bitter notes. Like the barley was burnt or something... I won't bother buying again, unless I forget about it, which is why I mistakenly bought it this time
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
euniceradio (340) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster on tap. Pours black, beige froth head. Aroma of choc, coffee, toffee and booze. Taste of the same with quite a bit of booze in the finish but really well balanced.
flatearthman (9) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Little head; no nose; Bitter with a very slight sweetness on the front pallet with a bitter lingering back pallet due to the high hopping of the beer. The bitter flavor comes from the malt. I discern no coffee or chocolate taste as touted in their site deScription.
kaser (4905) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black draft pour at Fulton. Brown head. Roasty and sweet. Vanilla cocoa and malty. Fantastic. A huge beer
Lukaduke (2853) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml. Pours a rich burnt umber color with a finger of khaki foam. nose is chewy grain, soft roast, cocoa powder, caramel and cookie crisp cereal. Palate is silky with soft round roasted notes of cocoa, some weird ashy bitterness, lingering burnt brownie, decent just a touch of strangeness in the mid to late palate that keeps me from loving it.
wchesser (1670) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle from Strykzone-thanks! 2013 bottle says 9.5%. Very dark but opaque brown rim. Nose of bakers cocao, burnt and dark roast malts. Thick, fairly oily, dark and burnt malts, cocao, some hot booze despite not being that high for the style. Satisfying if not terribly complex.
ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of a series of great (and strong!) beers I sampled at MKC in 2015. Thick, rich, licorice, coffee, chocolate, and cherry.
commonshawn (796) - Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz pour at the brewery. Very dark brown with tan head. Sweet alcohol aroma with malt and molasses. Sweet and alcohol throughout. Rich kind of creamy and alcohol bite at the end. Worthy.
pushkinwow (2433) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Dark brown with a slight reddish tinge, some brown head that disappears. Nicely roasted malt, chocolate shavings, some hazelnut and caramel, mild+ carbonation, moderate body, sweet, somewhat boozy, interesting.
madvike (3149) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Pours ruby black with a thin tan head. Nose is smoky and grainy with peanut butter notes. Taste is lots of charcoal malt, a little smoke, and lots of grain. Again, a little peanut butter. Thin body, fluffy with soft carbonation.