oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with hints of garnet and a small white head. Delicious lightly toasted and roasted malts with hints of cocoa nib and creaminess. The flavor holds more amply toasted malt with milk chocolate and bakers chocolate in the finish. Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a chalky finish.
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark brown color, small beige head. Aroma of chicolate and roasted coffee beans. Taste is toast and nutella. Nice.
radagast83 (3798) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Clear brown color with a wispy tan head. Aroma was roasted, with nutty notes. Flavor was roasted malts, a bit of toasted nuts, bitter notes. Enjoyable, pretty session-able.
GT2 (7115) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CK. Clear nut brown pour to darker brown. Smaller tan head. Roasty nose with hazelnut and dark sponge cake. Mild cocoa. Taste is clean, roasty. Almost like the small beer from an imperial stout. Bitter, clean, nutty palate. Nice stuff. Thinner mouthfeel is expected.
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nimbleprop (3920) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz pour at Churchkey. Pours a transparent dark brown with some creamy off white head. Nose is roasty and nutty, malty, stale brown bread. Flavor is malty, bready, sweet, yeasty. Chalky mouthful. Sessionable.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at The Happy Gnome. Pours deep cola black, with a thin off-white head, and ropey lacing. Nose is spicy cocoa, with light coffee and gentle hops. Just a wonderfully well-rounded nose. Flavours of root beer, toffee, bright hops, nice smoke, fudge, and coffee. Just beautifully put together, and at 4% I think I might be in love just a little bit!
ryanfolty (1677) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: February 12, 2012 Mode: Draft Source: Republic Description: Semi-opaque dark brown pour with some head. Roasted malt, chocolate and caramel in aroma and taste. Finally got my hands on this one after stumbling over from Town Hall with my boy BVery. "Damn dude I think I left my phone across the street" hahaha.
XmnwildX12 (2074) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing scents of chocolate and roasted coffee, the taste was a bit of a let down compared to the aroma. It was a very tame beer when it comes to Surly, but it would probably be my favorite of the style.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Winterfest 2012. true to style and very well done in this respect, but compared to the entire spectrum of beer its just so so.
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewery. Dark drown pour with small to medium tan head. It has caramel and earthy notes on the nose. Nice easy finish. Awesome session ale. Would love to see this in cans. This is a must get when I find it on tap.