DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The database says 6% and my bottle says 7.8%. So somebody should fucking fix something about something because somethings not right. Nose is somewhat weird...earthy to the point of hinting at cow dung and tobacco..which surprisingly isn’t all that insulting, I happen to enjoy the smell of both...too bad their just to faint here to enjoy fully. Pretty dark beer I reckon, but this a pretty dark table I’m sitting at. Flavors are strongly dungy though and yeah, my woman had the right idea with the grassy qualities...she didn’t mention that the grass has been a cut a week ago and left in a plastic bag for week to develop its flavor. Ill be honest though...this doesn’t taste like its 7.8% alcohol..it tastes much closer to 6% and seriously would have been a hell of a lot better had there been some alcohol to nuetrelize the overly earthy (and I never find anything overly earthy...or so I thought) flavors. Certainly not a favorite from midnight sun.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a fizzy tan head. Rich chocolate and drip coffee aroma and taste with a great dry bitter finish.
marcus (7838) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at City Beer. Pours black with a nice dark brown head and a chocolate and coffee aroma. There is a rich chocolate flavor with some coffee and a very dry finish. Tasty.
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a dark black, with slightly oily caramel head floating. aroma was hard to pull, but coffee and chocolate was the main sense of smell. flavors in taste are caramel, coffee and light chocolate, creamy and rich with a lot of texture. wasnt as overpowering as I was expecting it to be but great start to a Saturday night of sampling.
after4ever (6818) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22. Black with a light film of dark tan mousse. Lots of sheeting lace. Big roasty nose, a bit of coffee, a bit of char, a bit of campfire. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Coffee, char, campfire, and a bit of roast on the mid palate. Mild beef jerky finish. Nice stout.
thorongil2 (1865) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(tap) clear dark brown colour with small brown head; aromas of molasses, stewed fruit; clean flavour with long light bitter finish
Quarkz (1) - Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2011 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Only 3 days in anchorage and i came back three times just for this and sockeye red ipa. Great drinkable beer. These people can brew.
vyvvy (4777) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Repeal of Prohibition fest 2011 - Pours dark brown with a soapy tan head. The aroma has roasted malt, cream and ice cream malt. Medium crisp body with frothy carbonation. The taste starts off with roasty malt, apples, dark berries and spicy hops. The finish is crisp, spicy and has light minerals. Nice beer.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 4/16/11. Schlafly’s Repeal of Prohibition festival. Hazy with an opaque brown hue. Moldy tan head. Aromas of coffee and dark chocolate with a mild anise note. Nice and full bodied with a dark roasted malty body. Solid spicy hop notes and a toasty, bitter malt bill. Nicely done.
phaleslu (7831) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at the Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Festival. Pours a deep, opaque brown color with an inch-thick dark tan head that leaves some lace. Aroma of roasted malts, winter spices, rubber, phenolic notes, earth, and molasses. Flavor improves a bit, with bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, brown sugar, nuts, caramel, and earth. Medium-bodied, with a phenolic mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Something is just off in this, but what is underneath that is a really nice beer.