Ibrew2or3 (6436) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber pours with a deep dark body that supports a dark tan to sort of mocha colored head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, charred mushrooms, a touch of molasses and then more and more chocolate as it warms. The taste is similar with firm levels of roasted malts, burnt malts, some chocolate and a bit of sweet molasses in the background. Nice rich roasty brew but I actually enjoy a bit of sweet dark fruity esters in this style. I didn’t get that here. Still nice though.
maley1 (622) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and slight hops. Taste of roasted malts, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa and faint hop bitterness. Medium bodied, a little thin on the mouthfeel, nice carbonation. Very simple beer but very enjoyable.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Pig and Pickle. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Nice rosted notes of the nose. A lot of roasted malt and darje chocolate in the tongue. Unfortunately the finish tastes like someone burned thus one which kind of ruins the effect for me.
abcfan (670) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nicely done. Pours deep brown with a tan head. Aroma is primarily coffee/chocolate. A bit thin in mouth, finishes slightly burnt/biter.
Dogbrick (7085) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Khoury’s in Henderson, NV. Pours a brownish-black color with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and a bit of briny hops. The finish is roasty with a malt aftertaste. Above average overall.