Headbanger (3311) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle (Old Notes-Brewed at August Schell New Ulm, MN)-Pours black with a decent head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Taste of the same with some sweetness on the back end. This full bodied brew is darn tasty.
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tons and tons of coffee in the aroma. This is a beer for coffee lovers only and I’m not one. Ti’s tasty enough but not lovable for a non-coffee guy.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 22, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
OK. I cut and pasted this part from my other ratings at SLO brewing: "Tried at the brewpub in downtown Paso Robles after a day of visiting wineries. Man, the wineries ROCK here. What an awesome day. What a better way to finish off the day than to sit down with a sampler platter of ice cold uber-crappy beer." On to the beer: You would think that roasted grains would hide the yuck...they don’t. Black color. Vegetal. Fluffy head. Dish rag taste and aroma. Lightly sweet. Impossible to finish the 3oz taster. Well at least I got 6 new ratings from SLO brewing.
RSRIZZO (1853) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this beer on 7/9/1998. Color is a rich black with good carbonation and a great creamy head. Aroma has the scent of sweet roasted malts. The taste is is smooth and nice with a mild bitter end. It starts off with a rich body that goes down smooth as the roasted flavors start to come though. Once down the finish starts with a rich almost sweet malt taste, that fades leaving you with a nice hop bitterness and a hint of hop taste. As you drink it the finish does become a little more bitter than I like.
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2007 22oz. Very rich and roasty porter. Lots of coffee. Strong porter.
I used to drink out of the bottle back when I drank this in 1996 so I’m not sure how it looked. I doubt they even make this anymore.
Panzuriel (1312) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark brown/black brew with a good head. Nice malty aroma with chocolate hints. Nice full mouthfeel. Darkly wonderful.
stephen (308) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark almost black color with minimal head. Clean flavor of chocolate and black malts. Good body. Easy drinking.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 Just found this in a nearby store, wonder how old it is considering the last rating was in October 01 and the last rater said they don't make it anymore...poured dark with a halo'd head with the constellation orion swirling in the center, aroma had a rotten veggieness to it which I couldn't get past to try to pick up anything else...totally redeemed by the flavor, THANKFULLY, sweet chocolate candy bars, frapachinos, whipped cream with shredded chocolate on top...still a bit rotten veggieness in the lingering finish..I guess it wasn't meant to be aged...I'm sure it was better in its prime
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Color. Rich chocolate malt taste, smooth finish. Dry Aftertaste
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I found this beer with DaSilky’s brew tour reccomendation. I saw this and had to try, even though I remembered dasilky’s review. Still a decent beer, although a little stale. I wish I could have had this on tap.