shrubber85 (7960) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Chocolate caramel malt aroma. Black with small head. Sweet chocolate malt and moderately bitter grassy hops flavor. Good - on the hoppy side.
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on nitro-pours black with a retaining light brown head. Aroma is rich dark malt-licorice/roasty/chocolate. Taste is sweet dark malt/oat-chocolate/roasty, hint of earthy hops.
wilnatp (622) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
TAP. This beer is a bit more watery that Guinness. It tastes of oats and chocolate, and slightly of burnt wood. Smooth mouthfeel from the nitro.
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at GC Rockford. Pours dark black with a small bit of dark head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste if medium bitter. Lots of coffee and some dark bitter chocolate. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Soft carbonation and a long finish. Overall, pretty good. The only GC beer I’d bring home a growler of.
rader58 (791) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
20 oz draught. Pours a jet black. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, peat, smoke. Flavor is caramel, cocoa, medium roast coffee, slight hop balance. Dry finish.
seymour (1478) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on tap at brewpub, St Louis, Missouri, USA in standard pint glass. Opaque black color with thick, creamy beige head. Some head retention, little lace. True-to-style aromas and flavors. Balanced hops bitterness. Dark and thick. Fruity ale fermentation. Lingering bittersweet aftertaste. Tasty but unmemorable.
BVery (6974) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap. Nice dark brown/black pour with a nice foamy cream head. Really nice chocolate and coffee aroma. Palate is impossibly thin - kills this beer. Taste is watery with similar elements as aroma.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Cedar Rapids. Pours brown-black with almost no head (what head I can stir up is beige). The aroma is rich mocha, some vanilla, wood, and a bit of a boggy note. The flavor is bitter chocolate with forward roastiness. More earthy hop bitterness than I expected. Caramel and pine in the finish.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at granite city in Kansas City, MO. Poured a darker brown color with a nice tan head. Aroma was coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. Very dry finish. Thiin and watery body. Flavor was much of the same. Roasted malts, coffee and nuts. Could have been a lot beer. Below average.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Watery. Flavorless. Bland. How sad. I love a good stout and this is far from one.