Ratman197 (10208) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap poured a clear dark brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of charcoal, roasted malt, bitter chocolate and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, light coffee and light vanilla with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.
keepersj12 (2760) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loved this one. Poured a very nice black with a small tan head. The aroma was chocolate, coffee toffee, malt, vanilla. Put all those in the flavor and add a nice bitter hop and you have a wonderfully tasteful brew.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque black, nose is heavy on roasted malts, taste is fantastic, roasty, hints of coffee, molasses, anise. Very good
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample@Port O.B.: Black with a small tan head. aroma id dark roast coffee. Flavor is dark roast coffee, rich dark chocolate a hint of smoke and a burnt coffee bitter sweet finish. Full body is rich and smooth with soft carbonation.
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a fizzy tan head. Good strong milk chocolate aroma and mild coffee notes with a smooth palate.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(on tap at carlsbad). Pours dark brown with off-white head. Aroma of dark roasted coffee. Taste is sweet with some dry bitterness. Fulle bodied with creamy, but hoppy, finish. Nice beer.
Rusty (1537) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep brown with a light brown head. Aroma is coffee vanilla spices frothy milk and dark cacao nibs. Flavor is decadent chocolate, roasted coffee beans, vanilla bean, whipped cream. Finishes bittersweet creamy and not too heavy.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Parks dark brown with a medium sized tan head that leaves good lace. Smells of dark roasted malts and dark chocolate, slightly burned. Tastes about the same. Dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, a little smoke, slight sour malts. Pretty tasty, a little too roasted/burned for my taste. Medium/full body, nice, smooth carbonation.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on tap at Port OB w/ the Z-Man himself there. The appearance is a rich midnight black. Nice brown head too. The aromas are full of roasted malts and grains, and some ground coffee. The flavors are full of roasted malts, coffee, baker’s chocolate, a little burnt edge to it. The mouth is medium full and very drying but smooth. Very nice brew.