maxwelldeux (2696) - Spokane, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours a near black color with a moderate light tan head on it. This was served on nitro. Nose was pretty roasty, but fairly light. Taste was also pretty roasty and smooth, with some great creaminess to it. I quite enjoyed this one.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at brewery. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma was chocolate and roasted notes. Taste follows but adds toffee and roasted nuts. Not too heavy.
Travlr (9809) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the source. Hazy brown color, scant white head. Aroma of dusty dirt. Taste is similar. Very earthy.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Natty Greene’s. Pours black with a nice brown head leaving small lacing. Aroma is acidy, roasted malty, nutty, a bit sweet, chocolate and bready. Flavor much lke the aroma, nice bitterness and very drinkable. Finishes bitter roasted and with some sweet coffee notes.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally reviewed: 6/8/10. Had this on tap at the brewpub on 6/5/10. Came out a very dark black, with just wisps of ruby on the lower edges. Thick tan head. Great sticky lace. Scents of toasted malts, light coffee, dry husk. The mouth was creamy and smooth. Subtle carbonation noted. Dark chocolate abounds in this beer. Bitter black coffee dries the finish a bit. Slightly tart in spots.
Really good beer. I could have a pint of this anytime. Recommend.
emacgee (3740) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Raleigh brewpub. I don’t really like this style and I enjoyed this one more than most! Clean copper brown/black pour with ruby highlights. Diacetyl and roast, coffee and dark grain. Some burnt toast. Nice prominent and clean roast in the flavor, medium body with a good dark grain presence.
Bart (2944) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Black coloured beer with an average brown head and some fine carbonation. Buttery light malty and short roasted hinted aroma. Medium to light creamy palate. Finish is light buttery bitter and toffee hinted with a longer coffee/toffee sweet roasted hint.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at the brewpub, 4/6/11. Pours a clear dark ruby color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet caramel, chocolate and milky notes. The taste is dry roasted malts, minty hops, tobacco and some toasted notes. Medium bodied. Nice.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocoalte aroma. Roasted malty chocoalte flavor with weak hints of coffee. Has a roasted malty chocoalte finish.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewpub.
Poured black without much of any head and certainly no staying power. The nose brought light amounts of coffee and roasted malt, but then there was a sourness that took hold and did not work. I don’t know if this was a bad batch or if they were attempting to recreate the Guinness soured touch. Feel was fairly light and off. Overall, this just didn’t work for me.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-28-2010