islay (1378) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, consumed on 4-13-12. Aroma features plum, dirt, carob, milk chocolate, chalk, peach, citrus, and muffin scents. Pours dark brown with a moderate amount of deep taupe / tan head. Produces okay, think lacing. Rich, melted-chocolate-like appearance. Lightly sweet yet dry taste. Flavors include dark, pitted fruit, crackers, and baked goods. Milky and creamy taste. Dry finish reminiscent of coffee with milk. Improves as it warms and upon multiple sips. Medium to heavy body. Lively, oily, and smooth in the palates. Overall, a good, not great, and not memorable brew.
ryanfolty (2009) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 Tap at brewery on april 13, 2012. Opaque dark brown pour with nice head and lacing. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, coffee and some chocolate. Little bit of carbonation, medium bodied and finish was a tad bitter.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at Winterfest 2012, dark brownish pour with thin tan head, aroma brought nice roasted malt, dark chocolate and slight coffee, hints of fruit in there as well, some nice molasses and caramel notes as well in there. Taste is a nice mix of chocolate and toffee, hints of coffee, nice roasted malt character with a bit of char, the oats give it a decent mouthfeel, finishes fairly bitter.
bhensonb (12023) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Guerde - thanks guy! Pours very dark brown with a slight dark tan head. Aroma is dark malt, chocolate, and a touch of resin. Ful bodied. Flavor is smooth burnt malt, very dark chocolate, coffee, and I think some resin. The bitter prickles in the mouth. Smooth and rich it is. Finishes burnt malt, chocolate, coffee and bitter. Good drink.
jrallen34 (3488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle... get for a stout not if you’re thinking black ipa... the aroma has tons of chocolate, sweet, a bit of vanilla, good... the taste is more of the chocolate but a bit more balanced, alcohol is a bit low for what it is, if this was 10%, would be a rock star
pineypower (2662) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extra in a recent trade, forget who though....thanks though. Pours out, well almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is of roast, some chocolate, coffee and light hoppy notes. Taste is cocoa, dark chocolately malts, light licorice and some mild bitterness in there. Smooth and nice drinking stout.
dmac (4501) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by pineypower. Poured a solid pitch black body with an average to slightly smaller dark beige foamy head with a vigorous pour. Aroma is very roasty with light chocolate, well done toast and slight charcoal. Full body, dry, softer carbonation and a lingering roastiness. Flavor of charcoal, burnt malts and dark burnt chocolate. Solid beer.
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of hellbilly. Pours deep and dark with nice looking mocha like head. The light aroma offers up earthy notes, some dark roasted malts and a touch of chocolate. The taste is pretty rich with dark roasted malts and some chocolate that roll headlong into some spicy and earthy hops. The earthy hops seem to give a sense of oxidation that may detract from the experience, but not for me.
Trev (1984) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber: Nice dark brown pour with a medium tan head.
nice roasted malt and chocolate aroma.
flavour is creamy roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and with a resiny hop presence. Very drinkable.
theisti (3396) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle purchased at The Four Firkins in St Louis Park, Minnesota. Pour is a deep black brown, with a smallish light khaki head. Aroma is roast, ash, and some general sweet molasses malt. Taste starts quite dry with mineral, gypsum, the roast, the char, and then dries out with ashiness in the back. Really none of the sweetness from the nose is present, its really all about the ash and char. Palate is medium to light bodied, finish is all about the dry ashiness. A bit heavy on the ashy character. Nice enough, and certainly a unique take on the style.