womencantsail (6859) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is almost black in color with a khaki head. Nose is heavy on the roasted malt and dark chocolate. Nice rye notes with a bit of coffee, molasses, and licorice. The flavor is lightly bitter with a lot of roasted malt, molasses, licorice, and dark chocolate. Thereís also some hints of dark fruit, brown sugar, and rye on the palate.
joeneugs (2139) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beer Revolution. It pours dark brown with a huge tan head. The aroma has lots of dry toast with a little chocolate and earthy rye malt. The flavor has some burnt toast with a little chocolate and rye. There are hints of roasted malt, but this isnít real roasty. The body is full, the finish is dry. Not bad.
beersearcher (1948) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice strong and roasty beer. The spice plays in the background of this dark brown beer that tastes a little stronger than the 7% implies. On par with the stout from Golden Road.
JPDurden24 (1070) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour, beige head. Roasty with some coffee, yeast, rye and some minor chocolate. Some rye, coffee, chocolate flavors. Itís ok.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a tan head. Light chocolate and malt aroma. Chooclate and light toffee flavor with malt and balancing hops. Medium bodied. Chooclate and light toffee lingers with light nuttiness.
daknole (7193) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice brown pour with a tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, deeply toasted bread, rye spice and cocoa powder. Flavor is a bit dry, very roasty with just enough chocolate notes. A bit of coffee too.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours with a near pitch black hued body with a large and lasting tan head. Aromas are roasty, spicy, rye, earthy, dark fruits, tobacco and milk chocolate. Flavors are very roasty, earthy, spicy, rye, tobacco, coffee grounds, and light smoke. Bitter balance with a bit of a carbonic bite. Medium to full carbonation. Dry finish, medium bodied with a hint of warmth.