tfratzke (95) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deemed a stout, seems more like a porter. Chocolate and coffee on the nose. Chocolate, roasted coffee flavor. Seems a little thin for a stout. Still good.
wlajwl (5500) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is coffee and dark/roasted malts. The flavor is dark/roasted malts, coffee, mild chocolate, a hint of fruit and an acidic/slightly tart finish.
JK (5624) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can poured into a glass. Dark black. it did not have the tall, thick head I was expecting. Heavily roasted grain, some chocolate but i am not getting coffee. Good, smooth palate. Some sugar, but the roasted grain quality is stronger than the sweet flavor.
Carlisle (435) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours opaque black with thick tan head and substantial lacing. Chocolate, vanilla, and cream aromas with some pine hops. Some chocolate and bitterness upfront with vanilla and coffee following. Piney hop bitterness in the long finish. Slightly lighter in body than expected.
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RobertDale (5174) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce can. Pours almost black with a decent khaki head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and grain. Charred finish. Nice one.
jackl (6779) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Lucette. Deep brown pour with a creamy tan head. Pretty nutty. Cocoa. Dark chocolate. Flavor is pretty well rounded. Nutella. Earthy char. Some coffee. Medium body, creamy. Nice!
akoeninger (631) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint can into glass. Dark with tan head. Roasty sweet Aroma and taste. Cocoa coffee. Creamy medium body finish.
Nsanders (951) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint can. Black with a light brown head. Roasted malt, light roasted coffee, molasses, plum and light earthiness. Taste is moderately sweet with a coffee/earthy finish. Body is medium with a cola feel.
AWISLguy (2320) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can from Ray’s in Tosa. Root beer colored pour with a tan head leaving streaky lace. Aroma has chocolate, some roast and some caramel. Taste is huge caramel with light cocoa. Medium to full bodied with little alcohol presence. Finishes sweet with light bitterness in the end. Nose was better than the taste, unfortunately, as the promise of the roasty chocolate faded.13.4
Atom (2096) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint can pours a dark brown/black with slight Amber highlights and a medium tan head. Aroma of mellow coffee and roasted malts, with chocolate. Taste of dry roasted malts, bitter bakers chocolate, with some light hops on the finish. Decent and enjoyable.
Stine (1745) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sienna brown, very dark, with a thin lining of beige foam. Toasted graham cracker, prune, cocoa powder aroma, with a bit of oxidized coffee. There is warmth and depth, though the vague sourness of black malts is distracting, along with a pinch of butter. Malt forward, balanced flavor, quieter on roast and rough character and more toward delicate, tempered sweetness; cookie dough, red fruits, caramel. Soapy, astringent black malts are not entirely absent, and again, quite distracting. Thin but textured mouthfeel, stylistically appropriate. Quiet, bakers chocolate and bread crust finish. Though not suited to my taste, this is definitely a good effort.