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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A dark, full bodied beer, with overtones of coffee and roasted barley, that is slightly sweet, with just enough hops to balance out the full malt flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Had this one bottled, thanks Dad! Thick, coal black pour with a thin, rapidly dissipating light brown head, a good, nutty and malty nose, and a flavor of roasted almonds, sweet coffee, and chocolate malts. Smooth and slightly bitter finish. Not bad!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. very light malt aroma. Light to the palate. weak malt taste with a metalic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Varied aroma of chocolate, nuts, vanilla, and a hint of butter. Poured a dark brown color with orange highlights. The head was tan. Medium bodied and dry. The flavor was roastier than I had expected based on the nose and there was a nice nutty note. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Hmm....I see that there’s a bit of disagreement about this brew. When I sat down at this overwrought pretentious tourist trap, I wasn’t expecting much. The first few sips of this dark brown bordering on black porter--served in a plastic cup for Christ’s sake--didn’t immediately dispel my misgivings. But as I sipped through the brew the lightly sweetened chocolate set against the coffee and thick oaty/nutty base against the mild lactose sweetness grew on me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Thanks Mullman for sharing. Very strange, odd taste and mouthfeel. Couldn’t get past the acidity and alcaseltzer to get any flavor. A shipwreck for sure for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kyzr (1331) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle thanks to skyview. Dark pour with brown head. Roasted, nutty nose. Flavor is roasted, caramel malt, with a touch of molasses. Very carbinateed. Very light body for the style. Rather straight forward, clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beastiefan2k (3371) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2007
12oz bottle shared by mullman. Pours with a black and a tan head. The beer is roast, caramel, light diacetyl, and light infection, Nice way to cover the not-to-dos in beer. Has that infection fizzy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Near black with a lid of light tan/khaki bubbles. Hints of dark caramel, molasses and roasted malts. Quite water in feel. Thin flavors as well. Flavors of lightly burnt toast and touch of cocoa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jaymobrown (1833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Vanilla nose. Dark cola color. Slight caramel flavor with coffee. Roasted oat and bread. Thin texture.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Dark brown pour with a medium tan head - the look is the best part. Aroma is somewhat choco-roasty, but smells off. Taste is similar, but the bottle could be suffering from infection.

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