Concealer (649) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Near black pour with a brown head. Aromas of toasted malt, caramel, chocolate, some dark fruits and light coffee notes. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, light chocolate, light fruit and subtle coffee in the end. Medium bodied both sweet and bitter at times.
kbudd19 (393) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thick black pour with two big fingers of tan head. Aroma, roasted malts, some hoppiness, anise, ash, very nice. Taste, lots of roast, coffee, a bit of a thin mouthfeel, finishes fairly bitter and leaves a lingering anise like aftertaste. Nice stuff.
Ericular (494) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with big brown head leaving good lacing. Aroma is roasty with dark malts, chocolate, charcoal. Taste is tart, earthy roast mixing strangely with the hops, which bite pretty hard in the end with just a hint of fruit but not enough to balance. This one is all over the map and a little thin overall. Sweeter than most with more caramel than cocoa in the finish. Not terrible, but certainly a let-down for this style and this brewery.
BeerFunGuy (484) - California, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer has an aroma of coffee. It pours dark black with a thick cafe au late color. It has a pleasing strong flavor.
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KamGoPro (34) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark cola like pour, slight carmel head. Coffee start and finish. A little chocolate
JoshAWaddell (33) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with thick tan head. Smells of roasted chocolate. Tastes of cocoa with a hint of dark fruit. Finishes with alcohol and slightly bitter. They do a pretty good job covering the 9.9% abv.
high_on_hops (551) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a solid black with a tan head and lacing. It has an aroma of toasty malt, some coffee and chocolate and a hoppy background. The flavor is malt, toast, and chocolate up front with a coffee backbone and sweet, malty finish over a heavy body.
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VTHopHead (1505) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle - Pours a dark black/brown with a frothy medium light tan head that stuck around to produce some minor lacing on the glass. Aroma is of dark malts and pine hops. Flavor has an odd astringency that detracts. Some coffee and light of chocolate. A bit of "booze". Lingering bitterness.
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From trader Joe’s. Great, chocolate and vanilla, some liquorice. Very long flavour.
EricTeusink (634) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is a clear victim of Ratebeer Groupthink. It isn’t an elite beer, but it is a lot better than many of the rates on this site indicate. Pours a lovely darkest brown with red tinge. Light tan head. Scent is mostly chocolate with a bit of booze and coffee. Earthy sweet start with good hop finish. Lively for a beer of this type. Bottle - Intown Market - Atlanta, GA
arkurzynski (1401) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with mocha head. Nose of roasted malt, brown sugar, and faint black olive. Flavor is a smooth roasted malt, cocoa/bitter chocolate, light brown sugar sweetness. Lingering roast and chocolate. Fairly light. Very nice, plain, drinkable stout.