philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at beer dinner. Pours opaque black with thin off-white head. Thin roast/smokey aroma. Flavor light salt, caramel carried by light body. Dry finish. This drinks almost like a lager. I wanted a deeper flavor and more body.
Chalumeaux (282) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster at the source pours nearly black with a one finger tan head. Aromas of coffee caramel and funk. Taste is sweet with similar notes from aroma.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
New England Bucket List Trip Beer #115. Keg at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of smoke and roasted malt. The taste is smoke, nuts, roast, hints of dark fruit. Medium bodied, mild lingering roastiness.
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At Green Mountain Inn:
Aroma: roast, hops, odd
Appearance: deep black.
Flavor: roast, pine, perfume.
Finish: Roast, pine.
Medium, sort of thin in bodu.
jkwood04 (4513) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours hazy dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of light roasted malts, some notes of chocolate, pale malts, light dough and yeasty notes, and hints of floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A cool beer that’s pretty flavorful for how light it is.
Lukaduke (2566) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a burnt tar color with a hint of eggshell foam. Hints of roasted grain, trace of stale bitter coffee but overall thin and watery. Not much body in this beer and just lacking any real focus.
Reynolds314 (2755) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Muddy brown black pour. Aroma is toasty malts, earthiness, very light herbal hops. Taste is thin watery and really earthy. This is pretty boring and missing things.
bellco33 (456) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in sampler: Pours dark brown with a thin head. Aroma of light coffee and cocoa, and funk. Taste is light dark fruit, odd tartness that is out of place, and light cocoa. Not very good. Light to medium body.
malrubius (2038) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from Joe’s. Not exactly pitch black, more of a dark dark brown with lasting small tan head. Plummy aroma with hints of cocoa and wet earth. Mildly roasted milk chocolate with plummy fruity sweetness and mild roasted bitter finish with hints of vanilla cloy on a light soft watery body. Rejected by the wife. First disappointment from this brewery.
AdamJackson (3432) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown to black. Roasty licorice. Chocolate and rice Krispy treats with rye and something else I can’t pin point. It’s good but not great
nimbleprop (5568) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewery. Pours a transparent, deep brown (certainly not ’pitch black’) with a ring of off white head. Nose has some coffee, toast, dark malt, caramel, cracker. Flavor is sweet, caramel, toast, cream soda, malt, molasses. Everything is quite mild. Clean finish. Well balanced.