cbfobes (2731) - 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 it’s pretty nice.
beerbaaron (1718) - 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 I’ve 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 isn’t all in your face, layered beneath the chocolate and roast.
MarinEvelyn (690) - 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
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Dark pour with thin white head. Smells of dark malts, smoke and slight coffee. Decent porter
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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 (5093) - 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.
andyhwcinc (1666) - 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 (5817) - 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 (6050) - 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 (12314) - 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.