pkbites (708) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Midnight black pour. Aroma of light toffee, cola, nuts, coffee, and chocolate. None of them more than the rest. This wasn’t what I expected. I was thinking a heavy brew with overpowering coffee and hops. The flavor is lighter and very balanced. Probably one of the best dark beers around. Can @ Hammerstones, ST. Louis.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery during RBSG. From notes. Coffee and chocolate dominate, hints of resinous hops linger.
alexanderj (3402) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can; poured a dark brown/black color with a light brown frothy head. Aroma fairly sweet, fruity, earthy and touch of must. Flavor had less sweetness, which was good. Fairly pleasant flavor; touch of sweetness, fruit, and must, with maybe hint of roasted.
decaturstevo (5396) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown/black pour with a watery tan head. Light roasted malt on the nose. Light roasted malt with a toucho sweetness on the finish. Good malt bitter. Medium bodied with a slightly fizzy finish.
GenDV138 (2976) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft during RBSG 2014 Bus Tour at Morgan Street. Clear dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of roast, light smoke, dark fruit. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel, roast, light smoke. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Syrupy mouthfeel.
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty grainy caramel aroma. Roasted malty grainy caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty grainy caramel finish.
DrSilverworm (8182) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Taster on tap at the brewpub during RBSG. Clear brown color. Off-white head. Decent loose thicker lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly chewy. Toasty, light chocolate. Some earthy herbal flavors. Moderate sweet taste, pretty dry finish, light bitter. OK schwarzbier. Quickly wears on me.
jtclockwork (10463) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at source. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose/taste of smoke, chocolate, cocoa, pine and bubblegum. Lighter bodied.
CanIHave4Beers (3539) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery.
Pours a deep brownish amber with a decent head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is roasty and chocolaty. It’s rich, nutty, & clean.
The flavor is nicely roasty & bitter with some floral hoppiness. Rich, clean, and enjoyable.
I pretty well liked this one, sheesh!
brokensail (12519) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Morgan Street. Dark brown pour with a khaki h ead. Roasted malt, licorice, and a touch of ash. Kind of acidic...lightly fruity. A bit charred, too. Flavor is acidic roasted malt, coffee, and licorice. Kind of ashy and lightly bitter. Seltzer water and lots of raisins. Kind of dusty.