AndyW68 (1035) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Near black pour with light tan head. Aroma is roast malt and chocolate. Taste is similar to nose, but with some musty component that does not fit well.
emacgee (3981) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice dark black with one finger of dark tan head. Nice sweet coffee roast and bakers chocolate in the nose and flavor. Simple but pleasant aroma. bitter dark chocolate and some black coffee with a roasty note at the front of the mouth. dry and bitter grain on the finish.
jcnielsen (2005) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on tap at Huske Hardware. Pours a black color with tan head. Sweet, roasty, oatmeal aromas. Burnt, roasty, malty, chocolate flavors.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kentucky Fried Charleston Trip Beer #130. Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, mild earthy notes. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee grounds, mild bitter hops. Thin medium bodied, lingering roastiness.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brewpub 1/23/11. Dark black body with a small creamy light brown head
Sweet roast and chocolate aroma
Sweet roast chocolate and dry bitter flavor some coffee and black patent
Medium full body mod carb
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From beerlicious iphone app: Mild coffee clear brown with frothy head. sweet with medium bitterness finish. Oily, creamy texture.
maxwelldeux (3500) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught. Pours an almost black cololr with a moderate tan head. Great roasting notes in the nose of this. Taste has the roasting and coffee notes in there, with just a hint of smokiness.
beernovice39 (3106) - Montana, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Black pour with a tan top. Scent is roasted malts and coffee. Taste is same with an earthy bitter finish. Thin
HopTsing (412) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
From the tap came a very dark brew with a dark head. the main aroma and flavor was of smoke with malt and a hoppy presence start to finish. Medium bodied, but not my style.
tia (860) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Vet dark with thin cream head with some retention and light lacing. Smells roast with a chocolaty twinge. Dry and roast with a bit of astringency. Nice dry finish, very clean palate.