EMunk (96) - USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
At first I thought this was going to be a great beer from initial taste. But as I kept drinking, I kept thinking how more and more it tasted like dirt. Something I would not jump at trying again. Had this beer at the Coralville Brrfest.
boozedude (1001) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at quintons.. pours turbo black...light coffe taste..just ok..nothing super special...not bad tho.it works
Pailhead (3859) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Courtesy of northernbres
Bottle: The aroma consists of dark chocolate, light burnt notes, black coffee, and a touch of vanilla. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small beige. The flavor starts with a quick dose of dark chocolate. Thereís some fruit in the background. The finish has moderate-heavy burnt notes, black coffee, and faint vanilla. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation,
khoffman43 (847) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours black with a ring of tan head. Aroma is nice roasted malts, some chocolate and no booze. Taste is not good. Thin, weird aftertaste and kind of like cigarettes mixed.with.dirt and garbage.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul.
The beer appears dark brown with a small, beige head. The aroma is where everything takes an irreversible wrong turn. Nail polish remover, grape juice, overly ripened dark fruits, booze. No thank you. The flavor delivers exactly what the aroma threatened. Ugh. Punishing. Medium body with low carbonation. Overall, this was bad. Upon looking through some of the other reviews of this beer, it seems mine is not the only negative experience with this beer. I would try it one more time in hopes of a vastly better experience.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-25-2011
Strykzone (3813) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at an rsbls tasting. A black pour. I smell fink and hops. I taste cabbage. That settles some but this just does not work.
jstraw (1654) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black scant, creamy, tan head / Mild, smooth but light, nose of roast barley, chocolate, and coffee / Medium body, hot, and marginal, yielding a thin finish / Weak flavors of roast barley, chocolate, and coffee flavors / Amateurish.
mattyb83 (733) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared by mtjoseph. Opaque brown in color with a small khaki head. Some spotty lacing is left on the glass. Dark chocolate, some dark roast coffee beans, with some slight astringent notes present as well. A touch of smoke notes as well. With the first sip something just seems off. Taste is grapes and some cola. Finishes with some chocolate and cigarette butt tastes and some ash. Fucking gross. Honestly, the aroma was pretty good, but it tastes awful.
mtjoseph (243) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz Grenade. Pours a thin black with a deep roasty looking brown head. Strange aroma of sour cherries, cocoa, and some roast. Kind of astringent nose. Tastes like a pretty basic imp stout. Roasted malt, chocolate, burnt coffee comprise the flavors with a light body and not much texture. Finish is rather fast too. Not terribly disappointed seeing how I had low expectations to begin with. That nose is so damn odd.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hand grenade-shaped bottle. Poured near black, and fairly viscous, with a dense, creamy, well-retained dark tan head.. looked great in the glass! The aroma picked up lots of smoked, peaty malts along with complementary molasses and roasty black patent.. a lot of good stuff going on, but some medicinal sourness on the back of the nose gave me a little pause.. subsequent smells didnít help at all. The flavor found rolled oats and chocolate at the core, with odd, sour herbal and medicinal stuff laced throughout.. dry finish with liquid smoke and sticky, ugly malts.. warmed up the throat going down, but it turned the stomach a little. Medium-plus bodied.. nice and smooth right on the middle of the palate, but aside from that, it didnít feel good or flow well.. this oneís much more a looker than a drinker.