St_AnkyBeer (6) - New York, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Really smooth, but surprisingly lacking in taste. A decent beer, I'd have to try again.
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RobertDale (2635) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and caramel. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, caramel, and a bit of alcohol. Very nice.
crazyvin (1805) - New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap a black body with a tan head that had mild retention. Aroma was a mix of citrus hops, roasted malts and alcohol. There were mild hints of cocoa. Flavor seemed to have a mix of roasted malts and grapefruit. There was a sweetness to it and the alcohol was certainly present. Finish was smooth.
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Jimsal27 (116) - New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with tan head. taste Chocolate, coffee, and malt. Thin mouthfeel. Not bad.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Beer Authority. Pitch black with a creamy dark brown crema-like head. The nose is quite intense. Heavy roast and a bit of light fruit as well. Cherry and heavy charry roast barley. There is a light bit of tart/acidity that Iím assuming is from the heavy roast/carafa component. A bit of a waxy flavour on the finish that I could do without. Decent though.
jmagnus87 (2051) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at RBSG. From notes. Chocolate, Roasty coffee and dark fermented fruits. Would love to try more from these guys.
bhensonb (9869) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bottleselect.com. Pours dark black with red glints and a transient fizzy dark tan head. Aroma is black/burnt cereal and chocolate. Med body, quickly thinning as carb leaves. Flavor has lots and lots of smooth coffee. A little chocolate in the background. No heat at all. Yummy.
marcus (5644) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish black with a thin tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a rich dark molasses flavor with a very dry finish and, surprisingly, no heat.
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Super roasty aroma with a creamy quality. Opaque with a reasonable tan head. Roasty flavor, bitter, but with almost lactic smoothness battling the assertive bitterness. Bitterness hangs on well into the finish. a little rough all around. Flavors competing more than melding.
Bacterial (876) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the RBSG pre party - thanks John! Roasty malt goodness, thin but enjoyable.
portableparty (1881) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle sample. Thanks John! Pours brown black slightly oily looking with a nice thin tight mocha head that leaves a collar. Aroma has some bitters roasted malt and coffee. Taste is bitter dark fruit faint bakers chocolate and roasted malt. Palate is medium slick and dry.