arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep brown with nice foamy tan head, on cask. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is nice and rich, big notes of roasted and nuts combine with chocolate and coffee to make a nice creamy brew.
BVery (9400) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap. Dark brown / black pour with a foamy brown head. Mild nose of nut, milk chocolate, and lactose. No carbonation (cask). Very smooth and easy drinking. Taste is similar to aroma, not huge flavors, but pleasant.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an opaque chocolate brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma is an earthy peat mixed with oats and vanilla. Flavor is a bit sweeter. Mix of oats, vanilla and malts. Very bland really. Body is creamy but lacking carbonation.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On handpump at the brewpub on 05/31/2009. Very dark black body with a medium frothy tan head. Roast, chocolate and light molassas aroma. Chocolate flavor with roast, molassas and a bit of yeastiness. Medium body with low carbonation.
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the brewpub. Pure black pour with a medium size brownish tan head. Faint aroma of chocolate and coffee. Rich milk chocolate flavor with definite notes of coffee and roasted malt. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel.
tedovertu (291) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2009 Dark chocolate in the aroma with strong coffee mixed in. This is my first cask drawn poor. Pretty impressed. Extremely creamy head and body. Light sweet initial flavor with a slightly bitter finish. Average duration with a medium to full body. Creamy texture with soft carbonation.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
an excellent black body with foamy brown head nice anise chocolate coffee body smoother than hell. Nice dark roasted malt aroma.
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste is roughly the same, just more subdued. Nice.
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very tasty. Very dark beer with excellent head and lacing. Sweet flaors and aromas.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darker’n a black steer’s tookus on a moonless prairie night. There was no bottom. Maybe an inch or so of soft and foamy brown head. Pretty good ringlets of lace. Moderately sweet chocolate malt and some roasted grain in the aroma.
Flavors come through with lightly roasted grain (not harsh or overly bitter), a touch of sweet chocolate, and a medium-roast coffee. Nice blend of flavors, they seemed a perfect match for the smooth texture. Nothing overpowering, gently carbonated, medium bodied. Mellow, tasty, and satisfying.