brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich Chocolate brownie mix malt aroma,just a hint of roastiness, flavor is intially bakers chocolate malts a little bit of bit of chocolate bitterness,the flavor becomes more bitterness emphasis as it warms,actually a very satisfying malt expression,which it was a little more warming. Pleasant chocolate bitterness left on the palate Well done porter
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve been waiting nine years for Hinterland to bring this one out of retirement. From 16-oz bottle pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a thick beige head that has some excellent lacing and slow dissipation. Aroma of Bakers chocolate, hint of coffee, some floral hops, and a faint citrus zest. Taste is exactly as I remember back in the early 1990s when I first tried it when Hinterland was brewing in Denmark, Wisconsin. Flavors of toasted dark malt, chocolate, a hint of smoked wood and plenty of tart juniper berries. Finish has a tart bitterness that slowly disappears with some additional aftertaste of chocolate and coffee.
Braudog (5354) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark, brooding and moody black, with full opaqueness. The head is frothy, thick and sticky. The aroma is rich with cardboard, musk and spice. It drinks with a rugged, rural edge, with a dirty bite all around the outsides. The juniper adds a unique but hard to discern earthy, tree-like bit to it. Downright Scandinavian, and wonderful. (#4982, 4/12/2013)
Guerde (1112) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Jet black pour with a large dark tan head that retains very well and leaves good lacing. If thereís one thing Hinterland can do, it can make a beer look nice in a glass. Aroma is good too, with the juniper making a strong impression which serves to cut through the roast and chocolate smells which creates a nice effect for the olfactory. Coffee is present as well, but I believe this is more of a byproduct of the malts used, and it smells far better than the Luna that had coffee added. Bears a resemblance to GD Yeti. Flavor is also well done, with plenty of roasted malt, dark roasted coffee, chocolate, and the juniper showing up on the tail end of things to accompany the hop bitterness. Some semblance of dark fruit here, but hard pressed to define what it is specifically. Could be chocolate-covered raisin. Mouthfeel is light/medium, and carbonation is good. Overall, this beer is a substantial improvement over the Luna Coffee Stout, and itís one Iíd definitely drink again. Well done Hinterland.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted 8/24/11. Pint bottle. Pours opaque with a dark brown hue. Lacing layer of khaki head. Aromas of anise, citrus and spices. Fudge and graham cracker malts. Medium bodied with a nice dry body. Graham cracker and peppery cracker malts. Dark dried fruit and a grassy hop character. Cloying, sticky and bitter finish. Dark chocolate flavor and a rounded palate. I wish I had a few more of these! Very nice sipping!
Petrucci914 (876) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown color with a medium frothy mocha head. Aroma is light juniper, milk chocolate, and light coffee roasts. Taste is very smoofth and almost milky. Very nice balance of chocolate and coffee flavors. Very session-able. Excited to try the gin/oak-aged version next week!
JanLaursen (2488) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 50 cl. Pours black with a small beige head. Roasted malty aroma with notes of chocolate, licorice, herbs. Flavor is herbal, medium sweet, heavy roasted bitter finish, hints of chocolate and coffee. Oily texture, soft carbonation. Very nice.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark chestnut, almost opaque with a somewhat fluffy head. Aroma of mild citrus and pines. Flavors of dark malt, bitter chocolate and a hint of juniper. Slightly astringency in the finish. Not quite a Anchor, but quite good.
holdenn (2062) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Milwaukee brewpub location. Brown black with a brown head that laces down the glass. Roasty chocolate burnt aromas. Sweet chocolate with biter roast and pine. Burnt toasty flavors. Really good stuff.
drpimento (2023) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad. Served with an average sized, thick creamy, yet foamy, tan head that settles after a few moments and plenty of lace. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is roast, malt, cocoa, bit of toffee. Flavor is similar to nose with bittersweet on top with some highlights of fruit and then some carbonic tang. Body and carbonation are good with some sharp points from the hops. Finish is like flavor, fairly long, and seems a little boozy. Quaffable.