deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a deep brown head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma has a nice sweet milk chocolate note with some roasted malts and a hint of coffee. Flavor has a really nice smooth milk chocolate note throughout with some dark grains and oak coming out.
Nsanders (1001) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near black with a dark tan head. Malty, caramel aroma. Up until now i was excited to try this one. The flavor started dry, but changed to a smokey plastic-like aftertaste that was unexpected. Lighter side of medium body.
piscator34 (2341) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of chocolate covered raisins and a bit of caramel. Flavours are of dark chocolate, coffee, chalky + other minerals, mild smoke and even fainter sweetness. Medium bodied. Simplistic aroma, but loads of character, complexity, and balance in the mouth. Good stuff.
portableparty (2281) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is watery black brown with a kahki head that dissipate to a ring and is calm. Aroma is soy coco and hints of coffee along with some cereal. Taste cereal and coco with subtle coffee and malt. Palate is somewhat watery with a dry finish. Decent beer for the money.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an opaque nutty/chocolate brown with very little head, just a tiny bit of tan froth. Aroma is light, notes of nuts. Flavor is earthy with notes of grassy hops, toasted malts and mild cocoa notes, definitely nutty tones.
arminjewell (9251) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep brown with off white head, aroma is some charred and burnt malt with some coffee notes. Taste up front is some coffee, roasted malt, and a bit of acidity. Not bad, but pretty watery and some off tastes.
neepsntatties (1761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Go to try a bottle of this thanks to, "AKFaust". Colour... garnet-brown with no head. Nose... musty grain. Palate... Vegetal! That sums it up!
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another fun regional bottle from a coworker, thanks Mitch! - Pours thin and dk dk brown with a medium tan head....aroma is full of roasted oats and grain, dry cocoa and slight day old coffee...flavour is similar, lightly astringent, burnt wood and burnt coffee, not bitter burnt, just kinda charred...finish had a nice grittiness to it...
kramer (5826) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small short lived fizzy light brown head. The nose is deeply roasty with some oats and black strap molasses. There’s a bit of a metallic note as well. The flavor is a balance between the roast and a weird burnt rubber taste. Some earthiness, oats, and sweet burnt caramel. Mouthfeel is a bit flat with some light clinginess and light fizzy carbonation. The finish is especially watery and thin. Not the most well made beer. That burnt rubber quality really bothered me the whole time.
jake65 (3445) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a dark brown color with a thin beige head. Nose is mostly roast at first, but becomes a rich and sweet chocolatey melody. The taste beckons back to the heavy roast of the aroma with a little charred wood, light oat presence, and some bittersweet chocolate. Medium bodied and increases it’s charm as the glass warms.