pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at 2nd anniversary party. Pours out black with a small brown head. Aroma is of lots of chocolate, medium roast coffee, syrup and some light dry alcohol notes. Taste is complex, medium roast coffee, chocolate syrup, sticky mouthfeel, light dried fruits, mild soy and some lightly noticeable alcohol on the finish.
RGDave (113) - Lebanon, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Barcade Jersey City at the 2nd Anniversary Party. I got the first pour of this keg, and its unfiltered nature came through strong with a cloudy, brown/black pour with a dark brown head. Aroma was dark chocolate and coffee toastyness. Attack was smooth and solid, well-backed bitterness with malt and with some well-placed hops. Big, full mouthfeel, smooth chocolate finish. Wow! Iím a big fan of this one.
Earlier Rating: 9/24/2012 Total Score: 3.3
On tap at Barcade Jersey City, clean lines. Kaneís first anniversary party. Beer pours black, with slight head retention. Aroma is toasted malt and alcohol. Taste is sharper than expected, with a full body but with some more-sour-than-needed edges. Solid beer, still; just missing something - perhaps too little flavor to balance out the ABV.
Ed5388 (1262) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ 2nd anniversary party. Pours a rich black color with almost no head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate. Taste is syrupy, roasted coffee, bitter dark chocolate, and licorice.
dmac (3538) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at 2nd Anniversary party. Poured a pitch black with a smaller foamy light beige head. Aroma of slight cardboard, grassy, syrup, chocolate, booze, vanilla extract, marshmallow and well done toast. Medium body with softer carbonation that finishes syrupy with a longer lasting aftertaste. Flavor of slight cardboard, nuts, light chocolate, earht, dark toast, soy sauce, cola.
conway (907) - - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at 2nd Anniversary. Black with a 2 finger tan head. Aroma is kind of an odd spicy rye. Taste adds an awesome chocolate note. Good dry palate with solid carb. I could drink a ton of this one.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours near black with a thin head. Roasted and lightly sweet malts, coffee, a hint of anise, and lighter floral hops in the finish. good stuff.
vtafro (2174) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Black pour with brown head. Dark malt, spice and almost licorice like aromas. Roasted, chocolate, and a bit of bittering tones of flavor.