ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewery: Chocolateand roast aromas with a bit of licorice; malty and chocolately with an musty finish; dark fruit notes; well balanced and somewhat alcoholic. Nice.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown head that sticks around. Smells of sweet caramel, toffee, some licorice, peppery, earthy, some chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, some molasses, licorice, sugary, earthy, peppery, spicy. Nice.
williamherbert (1408) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appears jet black, with no light passing through it. Minor head, light brown.
Smells of light coffee. Mildly roasted malt, bitter and dark. Sweet cocoa at the tail end in the nose.
Taste is more burnt and toasted than the aroma. Hints of mocha/dark chocolate, and caramel.
Feels dry but smoothly finishes. A little chalky.
It’s a nice balance of bitter and smooth rich cocoa and caramel. Really rich and dark. Delicious but too harsh for repeats.
Haslinger (891) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler fill from a while back. Very dark pour. Some nice roasted chocolate aroma. Taste is sweet with some caramel and malt noticable. Very good Would buy again
tomthompson89 (1965) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on Tap at Brewery ( thanx Mark ) pors black, with nice beige foam. nose is choc, some anice, dried fruit, and almost maybe a little smoke? flavor is nice sweet malt, some nuttyness, choc, good roastyness . Good beer
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a dark brown body with a big coffee alcohol nose. Caulk and vanilla, sweet and malty. Nice fruity esters embedded in the alcohol sweetness.
Sregnar35 (1031) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned at Mahars. Poured a dark brown with good head. Aroma was roasted and pleasant. Flavor was a very nice balance of sweet caramel, roasted coffee and dry malt.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Hop Devil. Seems kind of baltic porter like to me (rather than IP), with some definite vegetal lagery notes. Almost a touch sour, with pumpernickel and roasty notes. Not very stout/porter like. Very drinkable.
dmac (4965) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at HDG for Daze of the Devil II. Pours a deep dark brown with a small fizzy head. Aroma of dry chocolate and some floral hints. Watery body with fizzy carbonation. Slight chocolate flavor with perhaps a hint of dough. If this beer is brewed in celebraion of their 12th anniversary good luck on making it to 13.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at HDG. Some chalkiness to go along with a cheap bittersweet chocolate flavor. Medium bodied with a somewhat sour cherry flavor.
markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on-tap in a tulip snifter at Hop Devil Grill’s "Daze of the Devil" festival, 1/19/08
A: As served, this beer is a roasty dark brown. Light does not go where this beer’s soul lies! A nice ample 2-finger beige head weighs in, and slowly dissipates over time, leaving a moderate amount of nice, sticky lacing.
S: I was a bit taken back by how richly chocolate this beer smelt; I expected the almost burnt roasted aromas, but not the chocolate! A nice oaked character present as well.
T/M: Big alcohol bite up front, quickly warms and gives way that roasted cocoa flavoring and a syrupy cherry-like finish. Alcohol remains present, but tight carbonation and smooth, velvety feel help make this an easy-drinker.
D: Very easy to drink, especially after one’s palate adjusts to the slight booziness. 9% though, so not a session beer. Quite good, seek this one out.