drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured jet black with tan head smelled of roasted malts and choc tasted about the same good beer
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Black as night pour, 2 finger thick bubbly brown head. Incredible retention as well. Only thing keeping this from a 5 is the lack of lacing. Nose is chocolate malts, coffee grounds, dark fruity esters, some nice roasted bits and vanilla beans. Doesn’t smell hot at all, and it shouldn’t at this relatively low ABV for the style. Fore is more chocolate, tons of roast, caramel, vanilla and coffee. Back of the throat brings more of the same, the sweetness builds over time but never becomes overpowering. Medium bodied, wish it had a bit more heft and chewiness to it. Finish is chalky, medium length and in turns roasty and sweet. A bit disappointed in this one after the back to back greatness of the Mad Hopper and the Jack the Quaffer, but this is still a really good beer.
mike5326 (614) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a tap. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Pepper and mild roasted malt aroma. Nice roasted malt flavor with a sweet and bitter character.
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allfreej (549) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at TBBC. Lack pour, dense light brown head. Roasty coffee nose. Flavor is coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and a hint of alcohol in the finish. A very good batch.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black color, aroma of roasted malts, coffee, flavors of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, tobacco, pretty bitter, nice mouth feel, middle of the road IS
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at TBBC. Pours a thick dark color with a lot of head. Heav\y bodied with hints of coffee, roasted malts. Some hoppiness.Pretty clean finish.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Tampa Bay Brewery. Nice dark pour with a fluffy tan head. Deep chocolate flavor. Raisin cinnamon thick and delicious. Yummy
catface5326 (119) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark dark brown and smells of roasted malts and chocolate poured from a tap. Tastes of chocolate and roasted malt. Great beer.