GenDV138 (1638) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce draft at Row 34 poured into a standard pint glass. Pours black with ruby brown hues and a light tan head, maybe half a finger. Decent lacing. Aromas of sweet and bitter malt, caramel, cocoa, light wheat. Tasting notes of cocoa, coffee, roast, dark chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish, medium carbonation. Pretty interesting and tasty, very enjoyable.
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at NERAX. Black pour with a brown head. Burnt aroma. Very roasty flavour, with light dark fruit and a hint of lactic acid.
WillRunForBeer (802) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Ale House. Pours deep amber brown with a scant beige head. Aroma of caramel malt and smoke. Flavor follows nose. Caramel sweetness tempered by a fair amount of smoke and ash. Finishes dirty caramel.
two7offsuit (223) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with tan head that quickly dissipates. Light bodied some coffee flavors. Easy drinking.
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Toasty coffee malt and singed hops aroma. Odd lactic undertone, wait till it warms if that’s not really apparent. Dark cola brown. The texture is kind of cola like too - nice and crisp and sometimes gritty, yet mellow as a whole. Bittersweet coffee taste. This one is about what the brewer describes, and can be abbreviated to something like dunkel with schwartz tendencies.
Niko100 (2040) - Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, & some chocolate; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and hops; Overall, a little bland - but not bad.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Tx Kan. Pours black off white head. Aroma nice roasted malt, toasty. Flavors astringent tannic malts, coffee, nutty.
nuplastikk (4673) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber shared at a DC tasting. Brown black, very light delicate body. Takes a style that is made pretty sub-standardly all too often, and really perfects it. Great clean example of the style.
radagast83 (4943) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle provided by jslot38. Thanks! Well I noted it had an awful aroma - but i don’t remember why I noted that or anything else, ah well. Anyway, poured a ruby-cola color with a small off-white head. Aroma was sweet roasted, chocolates, and toffee. Flavor was likewise.
argo0 (11593) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, thanks jslot38. Tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some caramel. Light-medium body.