Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Portland Bottle Shop. Pours dark brown/black with tan foam. Smells mildly roasty with a nice sweetness. Tastes light and lightly roasty with sweet malts.
wedgie9 (2612) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 4/25/12 from a 650mL capped bomber bottle sent to me by hannont. Pours nearly black dark brown, with a thin beige head that leaves average lace. The nose is nutty with dark and milk chocolate, and a nice note of coffee. The flavor is much lighter up front, moving to the darker chocolate, cocoa nib, and coffee notes, with just a touch of nuttiness. The body is light with average carbonation and a long nutty coffee with milk and dark chocolate, and cocoa nib finish. This beer is awesome.
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAR 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2012 Deep mahogany, translucent at the edges, with a creamy tan head. Nose is fresh roast, black bread, bitter cocoa, and a touch of smoke. Flavor also has a rich and earthy umami quality. Body is thin, carb is soft, and abundant roasted dryness leads toward a lightly bitter, smoke-kissed finish. The light body, ample roast, and smoky dryness stunningly complements something like a rich chocolate ganache dessert. At 4.8%, you CAN have it with dessert because it is not already one in itself. My favorite schwarz.
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Tom for this one! Pours a hazy brown with a slight copper hue and a brown head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has a good amount of espresso with some roasted malt and bread notes with a hint chocolate. Flavor has a good amount of roast and a hint of smoke with a bit of bitter chocolate and coffee in the finish.
GJF (1507) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very black pour, brownish head. Malty, smoky aroma. Lots of roasted malt flavor. Starts out more like a stout in flavor profile, but flavor doesn’t last--a clean finish more like a lager. Well done.
madvike (3192) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours rich mahogany, dark with a big foamy tan head. Nose is big rich malt, nutty with a hint of dark chocolate, coffee, and just a touch of smoke. A nice milkiness covers the whole thing. Taste is bold nutty dark bread, coffee grounds, and a thin milkiness. It’s bold, but extremely smooth--a little dry, but not astringent. The carbonation tingles a bit on the finish, but it’s not overbearing. Very nice stuff.
3fourths (9104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2013 bottles. deep cola brown with a lasting dark tan head. toasted and scorched and blackened baked cracker malt with abundant soy / plum cola / char. frothy carbonation and smooth texture with delicious toastiness dryness. lingering charred biscuit and cracker malt finish. lovely.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
fresh bottle. aroma of fresh roasted coffee with a pleasant dry chocolate cocoa truffle note. a nice subtle meaty smokiness adds complexity. Taste is a pleasant bright roasted coffee and walnuts. great beer. heater allen might be the best brewery in the world.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Cola in color, perhaps a bit darker, large beige head, froamy, with nice lacing.   Soft
roasted malt nose, a little ash and charred wood.   Smooth malt base, not heavy, but fairly silky.   Mild
sweetness, roasty but not acrid or bitter.   I had my doubts when I opened it, but glad I did!   Body and
mouthfeel are moderate.   Clean roasty finish.   This one is straight forward and simple, but very clean and
appealing.   Not my favorite style of beer, from the few that I have had I can say this one is pretty damn smooth.
Reid (2300) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Roth’s Sunnyside Market, S.Salem. $4.29
black beer, with an excellent tan head, that seems so thick and creamy.
Malty chocolate milk aromas, with a subtle hazlenut back ground.
Taste is of mild esspresso coffee, semi-sweet chocolate and gooey caramel. Nice.
Ok on the palate..has low carbonation, which i liked.
Overall a very nice easy going beer.