Lightrider (303) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into a ale glass. Pour is dark ruby almost black with a fine head. Aroma is very low but roasted malt and Carmel. Taste is rich and deep, full on roasted malt very good. Finishes smooth
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle picked up at Jungle Jims from early backlog notes 07. Pours a basic brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have mild roasted malt, chocolate, mildly nutty with mild earthy hops. Pretty average stuff.
Ironicmedic (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from tap at harpoon brewery, dark color, small tan head. Taste is nice dunkle flavor, slight burnt aftertaste to it, but it works.
ttroha (237) - Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Ye Old Oyster House. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and caramel. Taste of chocolate, malts and expresso, with hints of yeast. Slight expresso and chocolate finish. A surprisingly light flavor for such a dark beer. I like it.
anthony850 (243) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at harpoon smooth hint of chocolate easy to drink.
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Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg. Pours dark dark black, with a little brown around the edges, thin white head that dissipated and leaves lacing. Grain and coffee on the nose. Light tobacco too. Taste is nice burnt bitterness on a malty backbone, but the burnt flavour is a bit astringent on the back. Prickly carbonation and quite a dry finish. Lingering burnt toast aftertaste.
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent beige head (one finger thick on initial pour), very little lace. The color is brown without the typical touch of ruby.
Buttery sweetness in the aroma. This blended nicely with a touch of fresh hop. Surprisingly, there is also a touch of yeast.
Very clean taste featuring the dark malts with a counter-hop for balance. I am reminded of almonds and hazelnuts. The body is relatively thin; it feels closer to a lager rather than an ale. Carbonation is good.
This is a flavorful beer for a hot day. Without the weight of typical darker ales, this is a refreshing beer that can be easily consumed repeatedly...not that I’d recommend that.
jmcgavin12 (477) - Madison, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with frothy tan head. Aroma is dominated with roasted malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet with a bit of a bitter roasted end. Slight chocolate and espresso notes to finish.
Bjohn789 (3) - - OCT 27, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank this on draft at the brewery beer hall on 26-Oct-2013. Good dark beer, but not great.
Slubgob (182) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap into tall half pint. Rich Amber mahogany color, thin cream white head sticking to side of glass. Chocolate nose almost porter like. in the mouth robust malt, finished with dark cacao notes, giving the impression of a very dry porter. Finished fairly fast and clean inviting rapid revisits.
S_Side_Smitty (436) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very deep red-amber with a thick light tan head. Aroma is nice chocolatey malts with some faint molasses and maybe a liitle dried fig. Taste is malt heaven with chocolate malts, molasses, and a creamy chocolate finish - there’s a tinge of hoppy bitterness in the finish, as well. Good after work beer.