evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
So, this is a pretty dark beer. Dark ruby is what I’m reading, but plain black is what I’m seeing. Almost no head, but some tan (or so) bubbles coming up. Aromas of cocoa and vanilla definitely dominate. Some stone fruit present as well. Taste is so bizarre. I’m getting cocoa, raisins, brown sugar... This stuff is like candy. Vanilla is there too, which is always nice. Slightly metallic. Low carbonation, high flavor.
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big fluffy brown head. Flavor is chocolate and cola. Sweet and slight rye spiciness to it. Slightly salty
gopherfan99 (1248) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap; pours dark brown with a tan head; aroma is sweet with dark fruits, chocolate, caramel, and a hint of malt; taste is has a little bit of sweetness with chocolate, dark fruits, and caramel; finish is light roast with a hint of bitterness; nice beer
GJF (1518) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Ad dark reddish pour. It’s on the sweet side, but very smooth. A good dose of chocolate to it. I bought a growler.
Travlr (21441) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can sample. Pretty much black color, brown head. Aroma of raisin, toffee, licorice. Taste is roasty coffee, raisins. Rich and sweet.
tedovertu (293) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really tasty winter ale. Notes of brown sugar and some coriander. Dark appearance with dark tan head that quickly dissipates. Good sipper on very cold days. Not a good summer beer.
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Blairgus (4123) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
29 May 2015, can. brown. Nose is nutty vanilla and chocolate. Ned/thin body and mildly fizzy. Dark toast, spices. Nice enough.
rosskyle (532) - - APR 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Midnight black color with a minimal head. Sweet cocoa aroma. Sweet chocolate aroma. Good after dinner beer.
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bytemesis (6730) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours opaque black with a medium tan head that lasts a while and laces well. Aroma is spice-forward, too spiced. Underlying notes of chocolate, toffee, and dark fruits. Flavor is pretty sweet, heavy malty, lots of dark sugars and fruitcake fruits, along with vanilla and a touch of maraschino cherry. Cinnamon and other spices; thankfully no clove. Medium body. A bit overboard, IMO.
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fantastic winter ale. Thick and delicious. Dark, sweet, with a nice head and slick body. Tried at the Mill City Tavern at the Minneapolis airport in 2015.
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can... Pours murky and dark brown with a small, creamy, khaki head. The aroma is malty, sweet and spicy - vanilla, hazelnut, cinnamon, milk candy and candied nuts. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The flavor is sweet and chocolatey up front; roasty and moderately bitter on the backside. Very nice. Can courtesy of BVery!