jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours mahogany with a light brown head. Aroma is roasty, earthy. Taste is ashy/roasty-dark malt. Earthy hops.
BucannonXC5 (557) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a draft into a pint glass at Karl Strauss Brewery in La Jolla, Calif. Color was black. About one finger of head. Bubbly cloudy lacing. Healthy amount of film that was evenly spread out on the glass.
Smelled of toffee and chocolate malts.
Tasted similar to the nose with chocolate and toffee malts leading the way. Also some caramel in there. Good tasting beer.
Medium body. Creamy slick texture. Average carbonation Smooth finish.
I really liked this beer. It was smooth from the get-go and was perfect for my mood.
Lagunitasfan (1308) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Urge. Black with fizzy eggshell head. Nose light roasted malt and high sweetness. Very light nose. Taste light flat malty smack with only a hint of sweet. Not a lot there but is good for the style.
hamilton23 (546) - Alpine, California, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at KnB. Pours black with a nice head. Smells smokey, tastes smokey. Toasty maltiness. Very light and easy to drink.
Snojerk321 (2970) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at k and b. Dark brown pour with a reddish hue, freaky beige head. Roasty nose with faint dark fruits and toasted matts on the palate.
Dogbrick (6004) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2010 Sample at the Universal City location. Pours a dark brown color with a medium light beige head that diminishes slowly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Roasty aroma of malt and nuts. Medium body with a sweet malty character along with notes of caramel and nuts, plus a bit of hops. The finish is sweet caramel and malt and lingers a bit. Above average overall.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from the tap in Sorrento Valley: Dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is malty with a wiff of black coffee. Flavor has toffee, chocolate and light coffee with a dry, bitter bakers chocolate finish. Light body is crisp with moderaste carbonation.
daknole (7193) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at La Jolla. Dark brown, light tan head. Aroma is malty, buttery, toffee and light chocolate. Flavor follows suit with lots of toffee, some butter and chocolate and light coffee notes. Good stuff.
jeremytoni (2706) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap poured dark brown black with a fair amount of head. Nice malty flavor with a quick finish.
Ungstrup (26200) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Carlsbad location. A black beer with a red shine under a tan head. The aroma is very malty combined with notes of bread and caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with a light acidic edge from the roasted malt, since it is rather roated, and has a dry, bitter, and roasted finish. 28 IBUís. MIne was stated at 4.4% ABV.