evanlarkin (303) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark dark brown, just light enough that you can tell itís clear. Smell is bread with some pine and citrus notes. Like a very resinous black IPA. The taste definitely holds that pine, but with quite a bit more bread, some toffee, and a pleasant brown-sugariness which I fell in love with. I donít know if theyíll ever do this again, but Iíd drink more.
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Darkness Day. Wonderful aroma. Of the best beer aromas i have smelled. Had floral and citrus notes. Slight notes of pine as well. Dark brown/black color. Slight sweet and bitterness. Not a bad beer. The aroma was so amazing, it didnt seem like the taste and palate could live up to it. Seems a little lacking. But overall a good beer with an amazing aroma.
brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @Mackenzie Pub (Minneapolis). Awesomely dark IPA that, from afar, looks as though itís another porter or stout. However, the aroma will immediately notify you of the difference you are about to experience. Wonderful hoppy floweriness on the aroma. Smooth to drink, but a little thin on the palate. Nice hoppy grassy flavor with maple and chocolate on top from the malt, well balanced. Overall, a very nice beer for relaxing.
Bestbrew1 (60) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like a porter and tastes nothing like Darkness even though it is made from the same used malts as Darkness. Had it once and that was enough for me.
Mongo1965 (7) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great younger cousin to Darkness. Made from the spent grains and overall is a great beer.