Jow (2207) - New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grabbed 4 pack at whole foods. Pours deep dark brown with one finger head. Nose is earthy and of bitter dark chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, creamy cappuccino, earth, resin, and root beer. Slight alcohol after taste but well hidden for this abv. Easy drinking which could prove dangerous for me this evening unless I finally develop self control.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
THOUGHTS: Had one a couple weeks before I tried this one one and it seemed to improve in those few weeks of aging. Hid alcohol fairly well.
TECHNICAL: Drank 3/23/2013. Can. Poured a clear, dark brown that was nearly black in the glass with bright red highlights and an average, tan head that mostly diminished and left excellent lacing. The aroma was great but a little weak and contained heavy roasted malt, chocolate and coffee; moderate caramel; and slight fruit notes. The initial flavor was slightly sweet, lightly bitter and ever so slightly sour; while the finish was lightly sweet, and light to moderately bitter with a fairly long duration. There was coffee, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, sweetened coffee, chocolate syrup, and hints of fruit; but coffee is the dominant flavors. The medium to full body was oily with fizzy carbonation and an ever so slightly metallic finish.
Beerman6686 (4477) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a darker milk chocolate color with a beige head. Aroma was of chocolate and coffee. Flavor similar, bit subdued, a bit ashy and watery too.
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5602-20130722] 12floz can. Mild grainy wood coffee aroma. Slightly hazy, dark brown red body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Woody burnt grains flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(c/o mds, w/ him, jercraigs)
Darkmagus82 (1743) - - AUG 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review on 2-11-13-
Poured from can into a snifter glass
Appearance –Pours a deep-deep brown color with a small one finger tan colored head. When held up to the light hints of ruby red can be seen shinning through the brew. The head of the beer fades quite fast leaving a small film on the surface and only a very light level of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is strongest of a roasted malt and coffee smell. Mixed with these smells are some lighter notes of a toffee sweetness as well as a bit of cocoa and an earthy hop.
Taste –The taste begins with strong roasted malt, cocoa and some coffee flavors. There is a light sweetness of a caramel and vanilla flavor in the beginning of the taste. The sweeter flavors begin to fade more as the taste advances however with some flavors of oak and some light nutty flavors taking their place. Toward the end, the coffee flavor intensifies and is joined by some hop flavors of an earthy variety as was detected in the nose. These flavors, with the lessening of the sweet, end up leaving a roasted and bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – For a 10 % abv brew the body of the beer was rather thin in terms of its thickness and chewiness while the carbonation level was a tad on the higher side. Neither the thin body of the beer or the higher carbonation level suited the flavors or the style of the brew well.
Overall – Not likely one I would go too again. A little too bitter and astringent at the end with the taste and the feel a bit off for me. OK, but for the cost not really worth it.
gunnar (5474) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from my secret summer santa 2014. Pours very dark brown with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of dark bitter chocolate, ripe fruits. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Taste is rich roasted, malts and coffee, with a pleasant sweet note as well from the chocolate, lingering bitter dark chocolate. Well hidden alcohol.
Lizardking3 (112) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oregon brewfest. Smells strong... Tastes like raisins and chocolate. Finishes with a bite
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, coffee, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, anise, figs, raisins,, grain, caramel, coffee, and cocoa with a dry, bitter finish.
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Skinny can to tulip. Dark brown pour with a fine beige head. Nose is roast, malt, coffee. Flavor is coffee, malt, slight bitterness, chocolate, sweet finish. Smooth mouthfeel. Surprisinigly good.
hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated on 5-03-2014 (Can) This beer has a very small tan head that mostly diminishes, transparent reddish brown body, no visible carbonation, and no lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, roasted malt, burnt, chocolate, coffee, and boozy. The mouthfeel is boozy and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is very good tasting and a sipping beer. The various flavors come together nicely and the 10%ABV is very drinkable. This beer is very worth trying and a beer I would drink again.
thedm (4952) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This canned brew from a restaurant poured a medium sized head of foamy dark brown colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark black brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was malty and brown malt. The mildly vinous crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish with a lingering dark malt aftertaste. The creamy flavor contained notes of coffee, roasted malt, mildly vinous ,mild hops, brown malt and dark malt. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.