Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Rockyard poured a clear dark brown with a small quickly disapating tan head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and a hint of smoke with a smooth slightly dry lingering bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a thin tan head and black color. Aroma is coffee, hops bitterness. Taste is coffee, roasty, hops bitterness. Nice, OK carbonation. More like a porter. Occasional.
BeerandBlues2 (12189) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 28, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Pours dark brown to black with no head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate malt and yeast (leather). Sweet dark chocolate malt, coffee notes, burnt toast and a leather finish. Dark bodied and thin, dry palate.
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with minimal head, however generous lace. Mild licorice roast aroma. Extreme carbonation. Slightly underaverage mouthfeel, licorice and some roast, and mouldy finish.Received this bottle IP from JMBSH in February. Drinkable though.
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2011
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ home. Dark brown/black appearance with a small tan head that quickly disappears. Sweet chocolate malty, fairly complex malty, slightly bitter nose. Bitter, fairly bodied, chocolate malty flavor. A little thin of body. Bitter, chocolatey finish.
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with slightly tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, caramel, some roasted malt into some slight yeast, touch of coffee in there as well. Taste is simple, some roast, cocoa, and dark fruit into a bit of dark sugars, hints of spice, finishing slightly bitter.
onceblind (7472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light black pour under a thin beige head that leaves too fast. Aroma has some dark roasty cocoa tones with a sort of leafy bitterness and a little earthy twang to it. Flavor has a smooth earthy oat tone with a bitter twangy cocoa tone and a slight metallic taste. Just kinda generic and forgettable. Dry coffee finish.
Ernest (7344) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, fully diminishing.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate syrup, roasted grain), with a note of vanilla.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation.
Ultra-simple, syrupy sweet, extract-homebrew-ish. Drain pour.
Braudog (6377) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pitch black with a thin tan head. My first reaction was surprise at the overpowering bitterness, it overtakes anything else there.
ajnepple (5204) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s into my Funkwerks glass. Black with a small tan head that dissipates to nothing. The aroma is caramel, milk chocolate, roasted malts, light bitter hops, rye bread and a touch of spices. Similar flavor with vanilla and earth. Medium sweetness and light bitterness. Average body with a creamy feel and roasted finish.