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 Iím reading, but plain black is what Iím 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. Iím getting cocoa, raisins, brown sugar... This stuff is like candy. Vanilla is there too, which is always nice. Slightly metallic. Low carbonation, high flavor.
rosskyle (126) - - 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 (4254) - 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 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, 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 (10003) - 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!
maekchu (2607) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Indeed, Spicy, dark roast nose, with some dark sugar and light sweet chocolate. Dark translucent brown, creamy head. Roast malt, mild chocolate, and small spiciness. Medium body, lightly warming. Nice, with light flavors.
RobertDale (4099) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can. Thanks Al. Pours dark brown with an average tan head. Aroma of chocolate and malt. Taste is chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, vanilla, and a touch of spice. Very good
dresden (1109) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at MSP. Deer brown with spice and dark fruit aromas. Spices are there but its not a big spice beer, its got a mild malt flavour and its actually really nice.
Nuffield (3771) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This pours very nice--dark, with a cascade effect and lingering caramel head. The aroma is curious, with raisins, fleece blankets, and good cocoa. The flavor has the cocoa and a lingering fruitiness, and it finishes roasty with a light lactose. The body is disappointing: carbonation leaves it quickly and it feels very flat. O.k. but not great. Can.
ElGaucho (2285) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Chocolate and caramel are pretty accurate for the aroma, or a vanilla chocolate milk. Opaque dark brown body with a hint of red when held up to light. Light brown head, mostly lasting. Chocolate milk is a pretty good description for the flavor. Chocolate milk with alcohol that is. Not overly Wintery in either taste nor in alcohol content, but itís still an enjoyable brew. Would make for a nice dessert beer during the holidays, or in my case, the long winter months thereafter.
rxeight (1791) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Dark brown. Kind of a light Christmas porter, has a touch of spices. Malty sweetness. The strongest flavor is a bitter vanilla extract note at the end. Very drinkable.