BlackForestCO (975) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the brewery. Poured a deep ruby-brown color with a moderate off-white head that slowly faded to a bubbly layer and left nice spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel, faint cocoa, moderate roasted malts, a light smoky sweetness, and a soft leathery earthiness. Smooth, lightly sweet entry leads into a caramel sweetness, giving way to a leathery earthiness pairs with a light hop dryness that follows into the finish with soft undertones of roasted malt and a sweet meatiness. Smooth, light mouth feel. Itís not as heavy as a lot of browns, but thatís what makes it appealing, itís so tasty and easy to drink. Another damn fine beer from the folks at Hogshead.
wchesser (994) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown. Nose of toasted malt, touch of caramel. Taste is light toasted malt, light bitterness, some cocoa, and finally coffee as it warmed to room temp. Good brown-very drinkable and fairly complex.
theothermatt (140) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Hogshead. Dark Amber. Toffee, nuts, caramel on the nose. Rich and slightly sweet. Very nutty and almost a hint of coffee on the back end. Quite nice.
Ratman197 (8869) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Hogshead poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, caramel, earthiness and light toasted malt. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toasted malt, cocoa, earthiness and light cocoa with a smooth lingering earthy finish.