DrnkMcDermott (2792) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
<font face=Zapfino>Draft, on premises.</font> I found a good dark and toasty nose, with bitter chocolate flavor. A thin head per the style. Coffee notes come through while drinking, then leaves a good dry finish.
Hollabus (7) - - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I loved it! I'm not a huge dark beer guy, but had just a hint of chocolate but not heavy at all. Yes the price was a little high, but I would totally get this beer, great one!
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy deep brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy dark grains, sweet chocolate and a hint of roast. Flavor starts with dark grains and sweet chocolate but thins through the finish.
ralflott (4) - Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Redwood. Very drinkable but also flavorful, with full body (certainly not watery, as one reviewer found) and mild roasted coffee finish. A permanent tap, available for a ridiculous price late afternoons during the week. An outstanding staple from a brewery far above average.
Tmoney99 (10576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample. Poured a hazy brown color with a minimal frothy brown head that mostly diminished and produced fair lacing. Moderate toasted malt chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where just met..
Croff (164) - Ostra Sonnarslov, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with a beige head. head goes to lace quickly. Sweet malt chocolate with a hint of coffee for the nose. Taste of chocolate coffee, a bit of hop and a hint of caramel. Slightly dry finish. It is a bit thin when it comes to body, but still a nice brew.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Tap @ Redwood Lodge, Flint, MI): Dark brown-blackish color. Frothy off-white head. Chocolately roasted, malts. Coffee taste. Some alcohol taste.
Dogbrick (7967) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub: Pours a dark brown color that allows very little light to penetrate. Thin beige head that has good retention, and a top ring of lacing and below that a scene like Missile Command. Sweet malty aroma with hints of coffee. Medium-bodied with a nice roasted malt and coffee flavor. The finish is dry and roasty with a flavorful hops aftertaste. Pretty enjoyable.
TexasAggie12 (64) - Burnet, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice deep dark color. A non exstint head. Had hoppy bitter chocolate flavor. Not as thick as I’d thought it would be. This beer really finishes strong, so beware if you don’t like that much bite in the end.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lovely malty aroma but it's hard to track the malt into the mouth - once there the beer is thinnish, dominated by weedy bitters.