Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Swoopjones for sharing. Pours a nice almost pitch black with a nice thin lasting beige head. Aroma is a very earthy nutty and herbal coffee- somewhat fresh- slight staleness- good chocolate hints as well. Smooth flavor with lots of roasted barley, chocolate malts, moderate sweetness, nice earthy chocolate and nutty coffee and a smooth finish with a light bitter and slight astringent aftertaste. Pretty good especially for Long Trail.
rocbyter (1768) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong and mildly sour malt aroma. Not much coffee aroma but still great. Black color with a large thick brown head. lightly sweet starts late in the beginning with coffee flavor coming out in the finish. gets sweeter until the finish were it develops a mild chocolate bitter ending.
TheEpeeist (2819) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Philly Craft Beer Festival. Several small plastic sample cups. Dark brown with a woody tan head. Nose is coffee and brown sugar. Medium body with tingly carb. Taste is coffee and chocolate with a nice green hop bite. Good but not so deep.
Dorwart (2266) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
About a 1 inch thick dark brown head from a vigorous pour. Settles slowly. Think and dense head of fine bubbles. Moderate coffee aroma with lots of roasted grains, some chocolate malts and a bit of vanilla. Color is a very dark brown. Pretty strong coffee flavor along with lots of roasted grains and bitter chocolate. I would not say that this is full bodied but pretty close. Some vinuous notes and carbon. Bit of grit in the mouth also. Finishes strong and lasting roasted grains and some cayene pepper. Lingering hotnes of peper. A very strange combination of flavors in this one but still pretty good.
Drink4Satan (666) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out jet black with a nice frothy tan head with decent retention. The nose is strangely vinous, like a merlot with very minor roasty notes. In the flavour I finally get the coffee, and it is magnificent! It has a robust bitterness from the coffee beans and black pennant malts. There is also plenty of sweetness in form of toffee and some caramel up front. The vinous notes in the nose are apparent in the flavour as well, mostly in the finish. It has an odd milky character, too. The mouthfeel is full and perfectly carbonated. This is a terrific and inspiring brew.
jason (1670) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a nice black body with luscious head. Aroma is a pleasant chocolate and coffee scent. Very silky smooth body with a creamy milk chocolate and nice coffee bitterness. The flavor rolls around on the tongue for quite a while after each sip. Alcohol is slips in under the radar. This is well done.
notalush (4173) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thick and black, with a short-lived tan head - lovely coffee aroma - in fact, it doesnít really smell like a beer at all - it smells like the inside of a coffee shop - creamy body - the flavor is mostly dark roast coffee up front, with all of its rich flavors, and none of its strong bitterness - medium dry, though - tobacco, dark fruits, cocoa beans - a little bit of smoke and char - very smooth and drinkable, with well-masked alcohol (I would have guessed 6%) - well done.
blipp (4784) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a brown head. Roasted malt aroma with a solid amount of coffee. The flavor has roasted malts, a touch of chocolate and restrained coffee notes. As it warms the coffee notes become way more pronounced, it develops a hint of smoke, and a lingering roasted coffee bitterness dominates a rather long finish. Very drinkable, very enjoyable. Adds a nice punch to the solid resume of beers put out by Long Trail. P.S. If you havenít tried Double Bag yet, give it a whirl.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bacchus. Pours a deep black with a medium tan to brown head. Roast coffee and caramel on the nose. Body is medium and ample with coffee, but not overpowering. Almost a hint of cereal malt on the finish, with a good amount of coffee bitterness. Nicely balanced, and I had no idea that the abv was above 4 or 5. It hides it really well.
dogfish120love (722) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a off light brown creamish colored head. Aroma consists of a slightly astringent coffee, chocolate. Flavor consists of a somewhat chalky coffee flavor, slight hints of bitter chocolate.