bytemesis (3830) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Yosemite Lodge. I have to be careful not to overblow this review since I had mine after a long hike, and it was a most welcome beverage. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a medium off-white head and good lacing. Strong aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and a little chocolate. Taste mimics the aroma, with a creamy coffee mocha flavor. Slightly watery, but otherwise an extremely good offering.
bigabe (194) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yes. Body of a heavy porter, but the nutty goodness of a brown. This beer is huge, but drinkable. Lots of nutty, woody, earthy brown ale notes in here, with a little booze tinge to warm. I love it.
peteinSD (1416) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2012 Bottle. Dark brown pour with a frothy tan head. Aroma is lighr coffee, roasted malt, and a light nutty character before a slight sweet malt finish. Taste is light coffee with chocolate and a somewhat generic nutty brown ale flavor and some minimal roast. Mouthfeel is light and lacking definition. Not bad but the flavor profile was a bit loose.
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really well made and tasty. Real espresso/choco flavor. Nutty with a good palate.aftertaste ratio. I would drink this all night. Slightly heavy but great.
deekyn (1304) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - pours dark brown with some low tan head, lacing.
S - aromas toasted malts, dark chocolate, toffee, caramel.
M - light slightly syrupy body. High lovely carb. Slightly dry middle.. Lingering malty ending.
T - toasted malts, light alcohol on the nose, chocolate and caramel malts on the palate. Lingering sweet vinous malty ending.
O - good stout-like, coffee toffee. 6+
Phro68 (4) - Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great coffee aroma to this beer and a smooth finish. I dont think i agree with the bartenders description of a "Guinness like" beer, but very good. I would definitely have another.
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a deep, hazed, chestnut hued brown body. Near black. A small off-white head that is somewhat slow to fade. Aromas are nutty, sawdust, cola, brown sugar, hazelnut, really dry, brown malt (seems). Dry, roasty, leathery, tobacco. Flavors are roasty, leathery, nutty, chocolate, fudge. A bit of coffee. A bit of an odd, lactic twang. That said it is tasty. Really malty, brown sugar (yet dry). Brown malt? Overall its pretty tasty. Lighter carbonation. Dry for what it is, lighter bodied. Good and nutty, roasty with lasting duration of flavors.
MikeyMalts (64) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured into tulip glass. Appearance: Dark black/brown in color. Minimal tan head. Good lacing. Aroma: Roasted malt, toasted nuts, caramel, coffee, espresso, vanilla, chocolate. Taste: Sweet mellow malts. Roasted hazelnuts, cocoa, coffee, light licorice. Palate: Med bodied, smooth but kind of light, good carbonation, leaves a clean taste, not too bitter. Overall: Itís pretty delicious. Would buy it again and will suggest it. Good flavors and easy drinking.
thetmaxx (763) - West Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Donít know what everyone else didnít like about this, but the aroma was nice roasted malt. Also a nice flavor, roast and coffee.. Palate was medium body, would like thicker, and finished dry.
hayduke (3533) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark brown color with a robust tan had and excellent lacing. Nose of chocolate, coffee, and nuts. MEdium in body with a smooth creamy mouthfeel. Flavor of roasted malts with some hops, mostly pine. Bitter finish. Good for the style.