woodychevy (847) - - MAR 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared can. Tasty and well balanced. Great silky mouthfeel from the oats. Sweet malt tempered by coffee and dark chocolate. Appropriately bitter finish. Alcohol is subtle. Well done.
Ed5388 (3205) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can thanks to Busick. Pours black with a finger of creamy tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffe grounds, earth, and vanilla. Taste of bitter coffee, earth, sweet chocolate, hints of vanilla and nail polish.
solidfunk (7612) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots of coffee but not much else here. Some sharp roast. Pours black with decent mocha head. Bitter finish. Tap at jackpot.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark chestnut brown color that appears black and opaque in the glass with a half finger beige head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Sweet and roasted malt aroma with silky chocolate, roasted coffee bean, oatmeal, toffee and burnt toast. Very inviting nose with a nice balance of roast and sweet chocolate malt notes.
Lighter bodies than expected and slightly watered down with a balance of sweet and roasted malt notes. Subtle alcohol presence but not too hot. Some sweet chocolate flavor but could be more smooth/silky. Hints of toffee, oatmeal, coffee and burnt toast but not too roasty. A bit dry but not harsh or acrid. Well balanced but doesn’t quite live up to the nose.
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bestway. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Doesn’t leave much lacing in the glass. roasted malt notes on the nose. lots of lactose on the tongue with a bit of bitterness from the chocolate. Finishes clean. Solid example of style.
magsinva (1105) - Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 2013 vintage - pours pitch with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, leather, and malt. It has a sweet finish. Nice!
Gachupines (1248) - USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a decent tan head. Aroma is cocoa, a bit of coffee and noticeable lactose. Flavor is coffee and chocolate with a fairly full somewhat milky body. Finishes with a touch bittersweet.
Lutz2jm (271) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Huge coffee up front and at the finish. Excellent beer would definitely recommend this beer.
Travlr (21412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at jackl’s tasting. Brown color, brown head. Nice roasty aroma. taste is also roasty. Decent.
obguthr (5644) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate, hazelnut, and char nose, decent strength. Black, thin beige head. Sweet chocolate with a coffee finish. Smooth soft carbonation, medium body.