cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
black color, aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, same flavors, lots of pomegranate, milk chocolate, good brew
burg326 (3086) - Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark black color with brown lacing left on the glass, at the Brass Tap. Aromas of cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavors are the same as the aroma, with mostly roasted malt, and chocolate being the main focus. A real nice treat to enjoy at a local bar.
markwise (4177) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Dunedin Brewery for Stogies and Stouts 2012. Pours a stout brown/ black with an off-tan head. Nose is cocoa, roast, dark fruit, chocolate, and a hint of coffee with some slight vanilla notes in there as well. Flavor is some roasted malts, definite chocolate and dark fruit and hints of coffee. Medium in body, finishing with dark fruit and chocolate.
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma has roasted coffee and malt, plus some dark chocolate. The appearance is almost black with a small light beige head. The taste has burnt coffee, toffee, malt, chocolate and hops. The palate is average for the style with a long coffee aftertaste. Overall a good beer but not great.
jjuf1853 (1196) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft and growler at Cigar City during Swamp Head tap takeover. Pours a near pitch black color with a thin tan head. Good lacing. Excellent inviting aroma of dark roasted chocolate and coffee. Delicious flavor with a ton of hop bitterness in the finish.
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at Dunedin, served in a goblet. The beer pours black with a minimal light beige head that disappears to an outer ring quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted coffee and malt, plus some dark chocolate. Rich body with flavors of black coffee, dark malts, bittersweet chocolate and hops. The finish is roasty with a long coffee aftertaste. Good beer all around.
Ibrew2or3 (6441) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at the Cigar City – Swamp Head tap take-over event. It pours deep dark void with mocha head. The aroma is big with bold levels of roasted malts as well as some meaty dry chocolate notes, vanilla and black strap molasses at the end of the draw. The taste is just as bold with smooth rich maltiness rolling into dark roasted malts, dark roasted coffee, chocolate brownie and booze infused spicy black strap molasses into the finish. Just plain old yummy.
BrianDorry55 (330) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Swamp Head Tap Takeover at CCB. Pours oily jet black with little to no head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, ash, and tar. Flavor is semi-sweet bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, ash, raisins, and plums. Medium body with decent heat. Really good flavor.
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
POurs jet black, no head. Nose is huge roast, big fresh coffee bean, dark chocolate. Flavor is sweet roasted grain, bitter coffee, bakers chocolate, hints of sweet candy. A bit thin, but damn good beer.