sonnycheeba (4536) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours opaque black with average, creamy tan head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is very muted; hints of plums, roasted malt, grassy notes, and faint plastic. Flavor is roast malt forward without much else there; dry finish with a hint of chocolate. Medium body, low carbonation, and medium warmth.
poisoneddwarf (2025) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. I bought this beer so I could get Nevada on the map. Aroma is kind of garbagey. There are some pleasant obligatory impy stout aromas present here, such as licorice, molasses and leather, but the first scent to hit these nostrils was garbage. After sitting for awhile, the odor mostly goes away, leaving just the good stuff. Pours black with red edges; has a dissipating tan head that fades to a collar and skiff of foam. Taste is a little off, too. It’s nice and roasty, and the licorice flavor is nice, but there’s a gritty chalkiness to it. The body is thin for the style. This is pretty subpar but it’s drinkable, at least.
arkurzynski (1886) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by motortoddhead. Deep brown, almost black pour. Dark fruit, caramel, and roasted malt. Flavor is light roast with acidic dark fruit. Slightly tangy finish. Some lingering fruit and roast.
r464 (2131) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque dark color with a light brown head. Very roasty aroma. Deep roasty malt flavor with a nice, not too heavy finish. Some light hints of cherry along with coffee, cocoa, and char. The alcohol content is masked well.
TaravD (2) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 30, 2012 does not count
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma hard to detect, Opaque black appearance, Carbonated head, Soda Beer really, strong dry acidic, astringent taste with bitter aftertaste. Local for me so I was harder on it then it deserved.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Rating #65. Dark black with a tan head. Nice aroma, dark chocolate with a nice roast. Flavor was similar, sweet dark chocolate and a lingering roast. (2343)
demmbonz (706) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle was a gusher. Had to let it calm down after pouring. Very smooth mouth feel but a little over carbonated. Quite bitter taste of burnt malt. Lots of potential but needs a little refinement.
BrewDad (5169) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown in color clear with a thin head. Big chocolate and alcohol flavor. Rich roast and a great toasty coffee nose. This was a nice brew.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A gusher at first. Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt with a light dark fruit aroma. Taste was roasted malt with some fruits. The beer stuck to the glass but just wasn’t as chewy as most ris.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft pour.. Pitch black with a light head. Nice roastiness. Coffee and chocolate. light complexity, but still decent.