KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a deep rich black with a reddish hue, it had a small creamy off-white head that dissipated almost fully although it did have some fair lacing.
The aroma was heavy of roasted chocolate malts a light sweet doughy yeast and a touch of resin hops with a hint of caramel and smidgen of coffee.
It tasted slightly sweet with a nice hint of chocolate in the beginning and finished with a nice bitter sweet flavor that had hints of chocolate, caramel and an had an ever so slight presence of dried fruit and hops at the end with the flavor fading quite fast.
Mouthfeel was medium to full in body with the texture being very creamy at first then becoming mildly dry with a flat carbonation.
Overall a very tasty brew, great for sitting around a fire on a cold night or having with dessert after dinner.
MadRobin (1883) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle at Limerick Pub in Wheaton, MD.
Clear, rusty brown with a khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of very mild malt and a little old leather.
Taste of chocolate, nuts and lightly roasted malt.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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Luvystypotables (607) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Weak aroma of malt, dark brown colour small well laced off white head. Smokey taste with a hint of malt. Watery feel with a smokey finish.
fgv1977 (6) - Hooterville, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really like this beer. Puurs dark with a thick head. Chocolate taste, slightly bitter, smoother aftertaste. caramel, bread, coffee, toast, roasty, resin, leather,
libertine (200) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a very dark amber with a tan head. nice lacing. aroma is smoke, malt, chocolate, nutty and bread. flavor and aroma are the same. thin to medium body. oily texture. pleasant bitter finish. very nice.
pkmd1 (20) - - JUL 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great med dark with smooth flavors. One of the favorites with it's somewhat nutty brown flavors and smooth finish
joelfaber (12) - Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with a thin white head that disappeared quickly. Tastes of chocolate, malt and roasted nuts. A Colorado classic.
Pilgrim_211 (4) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer really opened me up to wanting to take on beer as a hobby. Casey Moor's in Tempe, AZ has this on tap in the fall and it's flippin amazing!
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hfmejias (696) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured in a reddish shade of dark brown, off white head, no real lacing on the glass. Roasted malts and some coffee on the nose. Taste is consistent, roast malts, a bit of smoke, some caramel, coffee notes. Very nice beer, tasty and quite enjoyable.
AKORN (128) - Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber color with a small head and tiny bubbles. Roasted malt and toffee. Dark fruit sweetness, mild sourness, malt with a light smooth finish. Good beer
tectactoe (1658) - Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Very dark brown, hints of ruby with a lasting, creamy tan head. Moderate lacing. Aroma of toasted caramel malts, mild grape sweetness, bread, yeast, a touch of roasted grains. Flavor exhibits a mild vinous character; grape skins & mild alcohol. Notes of toasted bread, dry caramel malt, cocoa dust, a bit of unsweet chocolate in the finish. Notable hopping with a leafy & ashy character, slight bitterness. Faint clove in the aftertaste, Belgian yeast esters coming alive. Not bad for what it is, blurring the style guidelines a bit.