Cwrw42 (20) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2012
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The more I drink this the more I like it. As the brewer says it defies style guidelines but it works, it really works. First taste was reminiscent of a mild or sweet porter, but then the complexity hits you. Sweet, malty with roasty overtones and just enough hops to keep it balanced.
Blows the 4 pint test out of the water give me 6!
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: August 05, 2012
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: opaque brown, wispy tan head, think streaks of lace
Aroma: mostly dry caramel malt aroma, bready, touch of sweetness
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, touch of chocolate
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
jstraw (1654) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with modest, creamy, tan head / Somewhat sweet, toasty nose of roast barley, roast coffee, and molasses / Medium to full body, inky and syrupy, moderately sweet and malty, low hopping, and similarly sweet and syrupy finish / Simple flavors of molasses and coffee / From the description, sounds like the brewers achieved what they set out to do, namely a sweet and lightly hopped dark ale, but, for me, it’s a dubious objective.
saxo (11241) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is murky brown. Aroma and taste are sweet roast malt, caramel, licorice, milk chocolate and hops. Semi smooth finish.
joesf35 (77) - Margate, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown to light black with a nice tan head. Aromas are bad yeast profile with nice dark fruity and chocolate malt profile. Taste is similar to the aroma. Alcohol content is highly perceivable.
Pailhead (3859) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of cola, chocolate, cherry, and faint spice. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film and leaves some minimal lacing. The flavor has moderate cola, lighter, chocolate, and caramel. The finish has notes of cherries and anise. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, it’s a little sweet for me.
BMan1113VR (7380) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazed brown hued body with a small tan head. Aromas are hugely estery, brown sugar, dark fruits, caramelization, molasses, mildly spicy notes with a touch of roast and dark chocolate. Flavors show some umami meatiness, smokey (medium smoke), caramelization, very malty with mild esters and light chocolate. Medium to slightly fuller body, lightly warming with medium to slightly fuller carbonation.
kylevester (11) - - JUN 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It tasted to me like a slightly sweeter Guinness Draught with a noticeable alcohol to it. I liked it quite a bit and think it would be a dangerous ale to have around me all the time.
Thewade (172) - USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black ale, but wouldn’t classify as a stout. Nice and smoothe. Easy to drink. Mild taste. If you are looking for a strong stout, you will be disapointed, but as a nice black ale it is pretty tasty.
Lagerboy (668) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unclear darkest red brown, light brown head fades fast. Burnt sweet dark malt aroma. Rich roasty dark caramel malt taste, smokey dark fruits and nuts, followed by a mild sour bitterness. Softly carbed, medium-full bodied, moderately hopped. Finishes malty sweet. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)