GenDV138 (5241) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 oz pour on draft at Granite City National Harbor. Dark brownish black with light beige to tan head. Aromas of syrup and dark chocolate. Tastes of dark chocolate, syrup, light roast. Medium body with a dry finish. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel.
heemer77 (5239) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the Cedar Rapids branch. Thick slightly tan head with a black body. The nose os milk chocolate with coffee and amaretto. The taste is slightly bitter with milk chocolate and dried apples. Too much hops for the style. Unbalanced with a thin body.
RobertDale (5092) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at the Brewpub. Comes dark brown with small light biege head. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Tastes of roasted malt and coffee. Average, very average.
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Davenport, IA location. Pours a dark brown, with a small tan head. Aromas of faint chocolate with some roasted malts. Flavor isnít as big as I like, a little chocolate/coffee and some mild hops.
badgerben (4777) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2004
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Maple Grove, MN location. Black color with a thin, white, lasting head. Aroma has subtle coffee. Taste is just a bit malty with coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel was very creamy. Itís like a weak Guinness.
hotstuff (4762) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Fort Wayne, IN location. Very small tan head that full lasted, excellent lacing, opaque, no visible carbonation, and a dark brown hue. Nose was roasty, chocolate, coffee, and malt.Ditto for the flavor, but finished thin. Mouthfeel was smooth and thin. Light in body. Quaffable but too thin give the style.
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the Schaumburg location. Black appearance with a lingering, light brown head. Aroma of cocoa, bitter chocolate, earth, burnt sugar and light molasses. Similar flavor, tastes a little dirty and off, finishes dry. Nope.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep brown with amber notes and a creamy lacing tan head. Aroma of light roast and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malts and caramel. Smooth but a bit thin.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 8, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught sample at the St Louis Park MN location, RBSG Minneapolis weekend, June 23 2007. Served on nitro. Not quite opaque, the bit of off-white foam lasts through the tasting....faint berries, chocolate and medium-roast coffee in the mild but pleasant aroma...weak cocoa and flat cherry-coke are the results in the body, somewhat watery and certainly not malty enough....smoooth, dull nitro-killed mouthfeel, not quite as poor as most of the other offerings.....probably the best beer of this sampling.
kidmartinek (4385) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A black beer with a creamy tan head that lasts as long as you want it to. Coffee, toffee, and thin roasy malt nose. Flavor is bitter and dry and dominated by light cofee and chocolate taste. Texture is smooth and creamy. There is not much of an aftertaste for a beer of this stature, but what is there reminds me of toasty, chocolate malt.