islay (888) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 11-1-12. Aroma features chocolate, muffin, toffee, butterscotch, and caramel scents. Also fruity (peach). That may sound good, but thereís a cheapness to the smell. Pours an apparently clear, dark brown with a reddish hue and a moderate amount of uneven, taupe head. Bitter, sugary taste; coffee with sugar substitute. Crisp and frothy in the palate. Light to medium body. Easy to drink. Not a standout beer.
HuskerTan (342) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- Roasty, bread, chocolate, espresso.
A- Black color, dark liquid, tan head.
T- Coffee, cocoa, toasty, balanced.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- Despite the ridiculous cheesy label which almost kept me from trying this, I was very impressed with this beer. The flavors stand out well enough and it actually has something going for it. This could rival a lot of black lagers on the same tier as this no problem.
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is dark malts and mild nuttiness. The flavor is coffee, chocolate, malts and a mild acidity/tartness in the finish.
BVery (5612) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Extremely dark brown to black pour with a cream-colored head. Nose and taste were roasted malts, some bittersweet chocolate, and a bit of dry bitterness late. Decent brew.
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 As black as brown can get but a thinnish head. Definitely has some body and heft to it, but a good solid flavor with mix of roast and coffee and chocolate. Another pretty solid beer. These beers labels look like they spent all their time on the labeling, but thankfully all 4 of the beers Iíve had have been pretty solid. However, each successive beer of this one seems a bit heavier and worse.
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured deep brown with a dark tan head. The aroma picked up sweet and lightly-sour, toasted black malts and sweeter chocolate.. a touch of vanilla around the nose.. the sourness seemed out of place. The flavor found almost exactly the same stuff.. soured black malt on the tip of the tongue, with toasty black malts, chocolate, and a touch of caramel at the core.. vanilla bean at times.. finished lightly sour and grainy. Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. didnít seem right.
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice dark black with a minimal head. This beer tastes of lightly sweet malts and a medium smokey flavor. It has a bad ligering after taste.
fidelis83 (1823) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with a 2 finger, creamy tan head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is crusty white bread, chocolate, light smoke, earth, light mineral notes and dry leaves. Flavor is roast, light char, chocolate, a little toffee, smoke, bready yeast and planty, herbal hops. Palate is light to medium bodied, creamy on entry lightly carbonated and has a creamy, but somewhat chalky finish. Pretty damn good.