eaglebones (100) - Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with medium tan head. Smells of chocolate, coffee, and toffee. Medium body and medium-high carbonation. Sweet up front but quickly followed by an almost smoky bitterness. Nice balance of malt and hop flavors.
miyauchi38 (1086) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (13276) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2015 Bottle at Paul’s. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of molasses, burnt toast, burnt chocolate. Medium body.
vtafro (6057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Small roasted and sweet aromas. Roasted malts forward, light vanilla and chocolate tones.
bigtaster (892) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with light tan head, nose is roasted coffee, raisins, chocolate. Medium body, light roasty flavors, toffee, slightly bitter finish. Tasty easy drinking beer.
drowland (7774) - Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/4/14. Sampled at Bill’s Oktoberfest party, I believe. Black pour with a small tan head, mild lacing. Roasted malts on the aroma, ashiness, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel. Malts popping in the flavor as well, coffee, chocolate cookies, caramel, ash and roast. Not bad.
charule (2084) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Formentos. Poured brown black with thin tan head. Aroma full of roasted chocolate malt. Light carb med bod. Semisweet choco taste. Real nice
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into a sniffer. Appearance is deep brown color with medium, creamy beige head, good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and spice. Taste is dominated by the roasted grains, coffee, cocoa with some fruity acidity and mild bitterness. Palate is full-bodied, soft texture, acidic finish.
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black body, thin ring of creamy brown head, mild roast nose, super thick mouthfeel, like drinking a milkshake, sweet residual sugars, dark chocolate finish, alcohol very present in flavor
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with lacing caramel head, aroma brought brownie, dark chocolate, coffee, hints of slight bitter spicy hops, slight cocoa powder, nice. Taste is a mix of dark cocoa, roast and coffee, some spicy and earthy tones, hints of brownie batter, finishing sweet. I dig this, nice mix of roast and sweetness, and unfortunate ashy flavor comes through at the end however.