rougeau13 (2025) - Richmond, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with beige head. Aroma of roast, caramel, chocolate and slight smoke. Taste is roasty and a touch smoky and bitter, kind of rich but not really sweet. Medium full bodied, semi dry and pretty smooth. Very nice.
Jerm719 (118) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge nose of roasted coffee, dark cacao, vanilla bean. Espresso, marshmallow, earthy hops, balanced. Light carbonation. Pretty darn good !
gopherfan99 (598) - CROATIA - NOV 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap; pours black with tan head; aroma is coffee and chocolate with molasses and roasted malt; taste is bittersweet chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and hints of dark fruit and molasses; has a bitter finish; good beer
obguthr (4074) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smoke and charred oak nose, good strength. Black, thin yellow head, some lacing. Charred oak, savory, salty, licorice, but not sweet. Charred oak finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nicely done.
574deadzone (1088) - North Central, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rebooted new version. Pours a deep dark brown to black with a decent mocha head that settles to a ring and leaves some spotty, soapy lace. Nose involves rich dark chocolate, some noticeable but not overpowering roasted coffee notes, some minty herbal hops, suggestions of oak and leather, touches of black currant. Pretty sweet flavor, fairly bitter also. Medium toward full bodied, pretty oily, softer carb, slippery, finishing toasty and warm and toward dry. Really nice brew, well executed, layered and complex, but also imminently drinkable.
conway (1623) - - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Lots of chocolate and char with caramel and an earthy finish. Medium body and high carb. Good.
Ed5388 (2235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Crossroads. Pours black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of charred malts, smoke, dark chocolate, and earth. Taste is much the same with lots of smokiness, roasted black malts, and hints of caramel and vanilla.
Concealer (837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with a foamy tan head that lasts and laces. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, light chocolate, nuts, licorice, and plum. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, licorice, light chocolate, not and dark fruit. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry finish.
DCLawyer (1553) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->snifter. Deep brown with thick tan head. A: chocolate malt, coffee, toffee. T: same, heavy on the malt. Bittersweet. OK, but nothing special.
arn8897 (46) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a deep black with a dark tan head. Smells of chocolate and molasses. Medium body. Taste af coffee and toasted chocolate. Very nice ale.