koleminer20 (1486) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ashley's in Ann Arbor. The pour is a nice black color with a darker mocha head and a lot of fizzling carbonation. The head fades down to a film, leaving no lace. The aroma is something else. Coffee dominance up front with a light chocolate presence and a good solid sweetness. There is also a maple bit on the back with a smokiness that can only be attributed to the presence of bacon. The flavor is a bit more balanced. Mostly coffee and chocolate though. Light on maple. The mouth feel is really thin and watery. Definitely not what I was expecting. The carbonation didn't carry over from the head and is almost flat. The aftertaste is a little chocolatey and light.
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Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on tap at brewery. Decent coffee-espresso nose, light chocolate. Dark black opaque with thin tan head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. About as sweet at Chocolade, but more bitterness to it. Can taste some maple in there, but no bacon what-so-ever. A bit rough and slightly tannic in the finish. Pretty hot at 10% abv, but a decent after taste.
Atom (1969) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub pours a dark brown/black with a small tan head. Aroma of mild coffee, chocolate and roasted with a touch of earthy smoke. Sweet chocolate and maple up front, coffee coming in on the finish with light smoke and roast. Very nice!
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Oddside. Hazy dark brown with a dark head. Deep milk chocolate with bacon and malt aromas. Dark and dry.