nuplastikk (4123) - 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 (2149) - Madison, Wisconsin, 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 it’s pretty nice.
andyhwcinc (1347) - 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 (5390) - 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 (5346) - 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 doesn’t take away from the beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
bu11zeye (11760) - 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.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye for this one, reddish color color with a nutty malt aroma, flavor is cola, fruit, roasted malt
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. pours dr brown wh head, n brown sugar caramel smoke raisin fl raisin dark fruit roast super clean chocolatey finish, med body, very good example of the style. nice example of the style.
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark malty nose, chocolate and roasted grainy notes. Not too much on the nose, a little tangy. Dark brown pour, thin beige head. Dark chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruit, with a mildly tangy finish. Light lager body. Somewhat clean finish on palate. A little tart. A little over carbonated.
after4ever (5927) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22. Capped. Pours nearly with a loose tan head. Roasty chocolatey nose. Licoricey buggy tang there as well. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Roast, chococlate, and balsamic bugginess on the mid palate. Longish tangy bugged finish.