AirForceHops (4226) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery, great aroma roasted grains, deep ground earthy coffee and yeast. Flavor is a perfect copy of the aroma. Coffee is earthy, toasty and flavorful. Body is medium with a nice ashy feel. Damn fine.
bellco33 (464) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from growler into a snifter: Pours dirty water brown with almost no head. Aroma of coffee, smoke, and roasted malts. Taste is mildly sweet with lots of coffee and a nice touch of smoke. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, nice beer.
jtclockwork (10463) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewery. Label thanks to brewery. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of coffee, smoke, cocoa, yeast and touch of green pepper. Medium body.
swoopjones (6770) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Tap & Mallet, brownish black pour, tan head, medium bodied. Roasted malts,coffee, chocolate notes, medium smoke, not overpowering. good beer
Ron (2915) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled this at Tap and Mallet total tap takeover. Pours an dark brown with a medium tan head. The aroma has nice roastiness and a slightly sweet dark chocolate and smokiness. The flavor steps up the smokiness and this cuts down on the chocolatey sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium and the finish is roasty lingering to mild smoke and coffee. Same as Smoke and Dagger, but with coffee.
ICEatALAMO (1099) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour is dark. The aroma is mostly malt with coffee notes. The taste is solid, good coffee. A little thin overall.
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thiesen (178) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at bar in Boston. The best thing is the looks. Black brown with thick foam. Taste is too much dark sugars/molasses. Asking it too sweet. More malt bitterness would probably make it more balanced
Strykzone (5391) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at esbls. A smokey nose and flavor. A bit of fruit. Thin feel. Not enough going on.
Ernesto987 (4457) - Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle, YUM. The coffee in this is ric hand roasty, delicious. the base beer is a little overwhelmed adn thin. Oh well.
joeneugs (3981) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
.5 liter bottle. It pours a nice dark brown color with lots of streaming bubbles and a rather thick off white head. The aroma is pretty strong with coffee, smoke and a light savory note backed up by some chocolate malt. The flavor is very roasted with subdued smoke and coffee notes, but in balance with one another. The body is pretty light but satisfying enough. It finishes with some burnt toast, coffee and chocolate. Not terribly exciting, but still a very nice black lager.