muzzlehatch (4826) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Un-Muzzling Olde Muzzlehatch Ratings, #91. 22 ounce bottle from the brewpub drunk at my parentsí house in Wisconsin, August 2008. Opaque dark prune-to-black, big large-bubble head recedes slowly leaving thick lacing...nose is grapy, chocolaty, a bit too sweet and noxious at first, though it settles down eventually and a bit of toasty malts emerge...body rich and very sweet, lots of cocoa-vanilla, light vinous qualities and faint notes of sour fruits - grapes and cherries...light grassy-grainy notes late-coming onto the tastebuds do help to keep it from cloying or stickiness...smooth and velvety, low carbonation (perhaps could be a little higher). Pretty solid and one of the better things Iíve had from GT.
beerbaaron (1974) - Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has some age. No date on bottle, but Iíve had it for about 8 months. Black with frothy beige head. Malty aroma. Lots of Chocolate. Roasty. Lighter dark fruitiness underneath. Lighter medium body. Moderate bitter, semi roasty finish. A good full bitterness that isnít all in your face, layered beneath the chocolate and roast.
MarinEvelyn (820) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
super malty, rich, chocolately. taste is a little bitter but really pretty smooth. milk, cream, more of a bitter/dry/slightly funky aftertaste
Lou109 (4) - - JUN 11, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Appearance is a very dark black with thin white rim around the glass. Aroma of dark roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, slight bitterness. Taste is really good, strong chocolate and coffee notes with a light burn. Really good, definitely malty and bitter, nicely done. A fav
nuplastikk (5794) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Grumpy Troll. Deep black brown body, stained glass corners. Thin soda head. Pretty decent for the style, but certainly leans into the alcohol. Coffee tinged burn. Roasty chocolate aroma. Come off like a lagered Stout. Oily, rich specialty malts. Enjoyable, but lacks the depth of a World Class example.
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Grumpy Troll, pours a very dark brown with a thin off white head, the aroma has a nice amount of chocolate and roasted malt, the flavor has a strong chocolate front end with a finish toffee and malt, a little bit of the abv is tasted but itís pretty nice.
andyhwcinc (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on tap as part of a sampler at Grumpy Troll in Mt. Horeb, WI. Appearance is a very dark black with thin white rim around the glass. Aroma of dark roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, slight bitterness. Taste is really good, strong chocolate and coffee notes with a light burn. Really good, definitely malty and bitter, nicely done.
thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) rich ruby with a tan head. Soapy/creamy bubbles. Nose of raw grain, cream, cereal, oats and brown sugar. Taste of metal, watery, cherry, creamy, medium thick body.
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is heavy on the roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is chocolate and roasted malt, as well as being lightly tart. Not sure if this is an early sign of infection or if the brewer intended it to be a little bit tart, but it doesnít take away from the beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
bu11zeye (12752) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, earth, chocolate, earth, and raisins.