bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love this beer. Very thick. Hints of chocolate. Think and malty. Kind of reminds me of coffee.
craftycarl21 (2296) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a thick thick black with the darkest head i’ve ever seen- chocolate colored. aroma is nice, very very roasty. flavor is epic amounts of roasted malt, along with chocolate. excellent palate. phenomenal brew.
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a beautiful brown head that diminishes completely. Aroma of alcohol, chocolate, and dark fruit. Thick, heavy mouth feel that saturates the palate. Flavor of chocolate, bitter coffee, and vanilla. Alcohol is slightly noticable in the taste, but overall, it’s well-hidden. Long, bitter finish of roasted malts, coffee, and hops.
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ordered from Liquor Max in Co. Thanks Nick. Tasted on 4/12/2008
I definitely wowed some friends pouring this amazing beer from a can. Pours motor oil black with a thick, mocha colored head. Smells of dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Taste is very similar with a majority coming from the chocolate and roasted malt taste and then a hint of coffee. The mouthfeel is very thick and expected of an RIS. The alcohol is hidden very well in the smell and taste for a 10%ABV beer thus it is pretty drinkable but I can’t see having more than a couple in a session.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2010 Can from ericandersnavy.
Pours black, no light comming through, with a chocolate head....Very strong aroma of chocolate and coffee. Flavor is very nice, strong dark roast and chocolate with a bitter of a good IIPA. Palate is heavy, full body with low carbonation. Over all, a very tasty beer....
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Alright, so any beer that comes in a ALUMINUM CAN isn’t exactly on my "to-taste" list... so when this arrived from a friend I wasn’t the biggest fan. But it’s good stuff! GREAT roasted flavors with lots of creamy vanilla and chocolate. EXTREMELY thick (I would love to know what it’s FG is, gotta be huge) and pours tremendously dark with a dark tan head that is rich with aroma and flavor.
All I know is that when I see this in the stores, can or bottle, I’m buying it!
AmEricanbrew (6377) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with a brown head. Mild blackened malt aroma with some grassy hops. Full body with light carbonation. Big flavors of dry black malts and tobacco at first, then a nicely bitter, dryish grassy hop and alcohol twang to finish. Reminds me of Gonzo porter.
blipp (7084) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours near black with a brown head. Roasted aroma, a touch of sweetness and coffee. Smooth mouthfeel. Roasted flavor with coffee, raisin, and a grassy hop finish. Very nice.
brokephibroke (301) - Mead, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
10 50 - pours like the oil, really. Beautiful onyx pour with a significant brown froth. Aroma of rich cocoa with some oak amd fresh ahi. Palate is rich, thick and complete. Nearly perfect in taste, a journey from coffee to chocolate to malts to hops back to coffee. Each taste seens better than the last. Be aware of the new brewery opening in Longmont, let’s see how they do!
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Finally got a chance to try this, at Paul’s BBQ 08, thanks so much for saving this for me Paul. One word - WOW. Awesome milk chocolate aroma - no roast here. Pitch pitch black, big brown head. Taste again is all delicious smooth chocolate without a hint of roast at all - a unique approach to the style. Lovely alcohol and chocolate finish. Spectacular!