bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Hand-bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a black body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, soy, char, chocolate, and sausage. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and smoke.
Dogbrick (11180) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at 69 Taps in Akron. Pours brownish black with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing. Toasted malt and chocolate in the nose. Medium, dry body with flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. The finish is creamy and malty with a mildly bittersweet chocolate aftertaste. Decent overall.
slowrunner77 (9684) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"@Sierra Nevada: not as big as i was expecting with the aroma...some chocolate, molasses, roasted malts, etc...but the flavor was huge. all of the above and licorice, alcohol, prunes/raisins, just big. it was quite tasty as it warmed up (what started out a little over sweet became more balanced near room temp). pretty black with some thin brown head and lacing, medium-full mouthfeel. a nice beer."
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle n Hum during their Sierra Nevada event. Pours a dark brown to black with a thin to medium sized tan head. Sweet roast, plum, cocoa, and char on the nose. Chewy sweet malt and a bunch of cocoa. Medium bodied, very chewy. Sweet and smooth, lots of roast, cocoa, and big char as it warms up.
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a tan head. Chocolate and sweet malt aroma. light roast and chocolate flavor with toffee and a light fruitiness. Medium-plus bodied. Toffee and light coffee/light roast lingers with light dark fruit.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a small tan head and a deep brown body. Aroma is flowery, fruity esters, and some chocolate. Taste is tar, molasses and chocolate. Light carbonation.
AmEricanbrew (6659) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of eric1andersnavy. Dark brown color/ no head. Big chocolate, green olive aromas. Rich smooth mouthfeel. Chocolate, dark roast malt, vegetal flavors, decent.
blutt59 (6482) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to ericamandasnavy, rich black color with vanilla and white out aroma flavors of hershey chocolate plus molasses and dark malts
vtafro (6418) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Rattle ’N’ Hum SN event. Dark pour with a bit of tan head. Dark fruit,dark malt, toffee, caramel, some roasted aromas. Aging has made for some oxidation in the flavor, not a bad thing per say, dark fruits, sweet malt, and some boozy undertones.
Mora2000 (6151) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this handbottle.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is very faint with some darker malts. The flavor is heavily roasted malts with some coffee and is quite bitter. Thin-medium, slightly watery mouthfeel and low carbonation.