Fatehunter (2215) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured two fingers of head on a black body. Looks nice.
The aroma is chocolate, roasted malt and a little coffee. Pretty good except for a slight metallic note.
The taste is watered down roasted malt with metallic undertones. There’s a mild bitterness at the end.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
An easy drinker. The metallic notes took some points away, but not good overall.
Bill Becker (793) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty black it tis. Not seeing light through it. Good frothy head of foam with lacing.
Roasty with dark chocolate and a strange other bitter smell.
Roasted malt with bitter chocolate, hints of fruit when I swish the beer in my mouth. Again, there’s something going on with that bitterness that’s off putting to me me.
Good brew of the style to get me a Black and Tan style entry. Not something I would bother to buy again.
jehoesefat (362) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells a little sour. Pours translucent ruby with a thin head. Taste is bitter without much depth.
slowrunner77 (9953) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"i guess it’s gotta be classed somewhere...1/2 stout, 1.2 eye of the hawk "select" ale. nice mixture, almost but not quite as good as the stout alone. like a dark lager in flavor and body."
gyllenbock (7563) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at SF Beer Week Opening Gala 2014.
Dark reddish/brown with a medium head. Aroma of light roasted malt, coffee and some fruit. Nothing special with this one.
GIJOE (1078) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a foamy white head. Nose is very aromatic; heavy dark grain notes, caramel, cola. Taste is right on the line between sweet malt and hoppy bitterness. Medium body; lively carbonation. Quite good brew!
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oRos (1544) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at California brewers festival. Pours black with brownish head. Taste is roasted malt and pine hops
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drink it often when in the sticks of NorCal. One of their more full flavored beers.
coreyc1221 (275) - Truckee, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really carmel and coffee aroma with a tan, almost brown head. Dark dark brown color. The taste is nuttty vanilla with creamy smooth after taste. This is quite delish-kiestro. I think it would go best with a chocolate based dessert. The best black eye I’ve ever gotten.
fr0ztbyte (12) - - AUG 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very smooth Black & Tan type beer. Very easy to drink with a great roasted after taste. The flavor isn’t typical of blended beers but, it retains interest. Also, a nutty aroma that’s pleasing even to girls. Happy International Beer Day!