Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Mtn Sun. Pours a dark, opaque brown with a half finger of tan head that settles quickly. Aroma is roasted, roasted malt, hints of cocoa. The flavor is sweet up front, mild roasted oat and roasted malt, slightly fruity, fading into cocoa finish. Hints of caramel and slight alcohol in finish. Soft carbonation, medium body, and a smooth texture. An interesting, non-traditional stout. I am impressed by the darkness and richness of flavor they have achieved using so much wheat. Also surprisingly sweet considering the lack of adjunct. A good beer.
Iphonephan (6048) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewpub in Boulder CO. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Chocolate nose. Flavors of cocoa with a hint of licorice. Medium bodied. Roasty finish.
ajnepple (4995) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Vine Street Pub. Black appearance with a lasting head (tan/light brown). Aroma of chocolate, bread/toast, roasted malts and earthy hops. Similar flavor, fairly sweet with light bitterness. Medium body with a creamy feel and a smooth finish. Pretty tasty!
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Vine Street. Pours opaque with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity and spicy wheat malt, earthy hops and prune esters. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, chocolate notes, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Camons (10109) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Vine Street pub, Denver. Pours black with a red tone along the edges, small light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, wheat, dark fruit, choclate, raisins. Taste is roasted malts, wheat, dark dried fruit, choclate, hints of licorice. Medium body, creamy mouthfell, soft carbonation. 260212
TAR (2657) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Mountain Sun, Feb. 2011: Black with a ruby glisten. Fine-bubbled light mocha froth. Complex but crowded nose of smoky roast, chocolate taffy, yeast (paint), medicine, raisin, fudge and cocoa. Snug carbonation. Medium-full body. Medicinally sharp, initially, and tacky with lactose which collides with bitter chocolate and potent roast. Gritty char/burnt husks nestle firmly into the palate and temporarily allay the milky sweetness. Discordantly tangy at the center with molasses, licorice and a peculiar tomato twang. Big woody and cottony roasted barley bite chases the resonant richness. Metallic yeast and dabs of paint greatly hamper the development of dextrins. Some velvety chocolate are all too short-lived due to the massive residual sugars. Otherwise decently snappy and complexly malty. Alcohol overexerts itself and consequently exacerbates the hints of metal. Bitter cocoa finish is laced with salted licorice and chocolate-covered espresso beans. This was a cool experiment (my fingers were crossed in hopes of this being somewhere along the lines of Haandbryggeriet Dark Force), but it’s pretty unfocused and unclean.
Sammy (11076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Vine pub. Roasty aroma,coffeem some bannana as it warmed. black with an eight-inch of white soapy head. The taste is mild anise, some mint, coffee grounds, hint of chooclate and burnt parts. The carbonation is right there and it is smooth. Median mouthfeel. Some lace down the glass.A bit of acid sour on the aftertaste, frm being served young.
onceblind (7101) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Vine Street. Dark brown. Smells like wheat and some light chocolate malts. No surprise there. But the aroma is a little too light. Tastes like a normal, run-of-the-mill stout with some mild chocolate notes, a really mild coffee touch. Almost too balanced, yet not a very smooth drink. Just a bit astringent at the end.
notalush (5716) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Vine Street - an interesting and tasty beer - creamy mouthful, medium- full body - fairly sweet, but with and interesting counterbalancing tanginess from the wheat - flavors of cocoa, anise, prune - a bit of cherry - a touch of smoke/char - finish of dr cocoa and a bit of bread character - lingering prune - interesting - I like it a lot.
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @. Vine Street location. Fairly dark black appearance with a tiny tan head. Dark chocolate and some wheat malts in the nose. Dark chocolatey wheat flavor. Some banana and chocolate in the flavor. Very cool beer.