GregClow (2806) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry & garthicus - blankboy’s bottle. Deep ruby-brown with a small tan head. Aroma of charred malt, light smoke, and a slight & odd sourness. Flavour is very nice, with notes of fresh roasted coffee beans, cocoa, heavy cream, and mild smoke, with a moderately dry finish. Interesting beer that gives more than the aroma suggests.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Mike for sharing! Dark pour with thin tan head and minimal lace. Earthy peat like aroma. Chocolate, caramelized sugar, light smoke and a little hop presence.
tgncc (2618) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of malts, toasted malt, nuts, and some smoke. The appearance is a red brown, tan head, very attractive. The flavor is malty, nutty, brown sugar, toffee. Te finish is sweet, with some mild hop bittering. Decent beer.
garthicus (2570) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blankboys bottle. Deep dark brown, small pancake head. Aroma: Slightly nutty, milky, slight smoke aroma too. Flavour: Enjoyable blend of cream and smoke - could easily drink quite a few of these.
Fratto (2510) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cavie. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is sour chocolate, dry malts, a little roasted, and raisins. Taste is bakers cocoa, a little roasted, kinda lactic, bitter, and a big coffee finish.
Beerdedone (2465) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at 08 vt brewers fest. Pours a dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of light coffee, chocolate and roast. Flavor is smooth with dark malts, chocolate, caramel and a hint of toffee. Medium body with light carbonation and a dry finish
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours near solid black, creamy tan head. Aroma is mocha, roast malt, and some grass. Taste is more rich with roast malt and vanilla. Medium thin body but good flavor. Some coffee bitter finish.
jimhilt (2373) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a three-fingered light brown head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Deep mahogany almost black color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Roasted chocolate nose. Flavor is roasted chocolate and balanced. $7.99 for a 22 oz bottle from Capital Convenience Concord, NH.
MadIndian (2284) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A gift from SJ. This one really had a nice roasted , dark malt aroma and flavor. I should also mention the slight hints of toffee, caramel and hop presence.
nice dry finish.
beastiefan2k (2260) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle poured into a copita glass. Black color with a small white head. Aroma is lightly earthy with a well lagered roast. Taste is very clean with less of these direct aspects coming through, still there but light. Easy drinking, a fine Schwar, there aren’t too many as is, I could keep drinking this one for a while.