daknole (8331) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stone! Dark brown pour, tan head. Nice roasty aroma with some nuts, coffee and very light milk chocolate. Medium roast flavor, toasted grains, dark wheat bread. Very nice beer!
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2012. Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Rich roasty, dark chocolate, nutty aroma. Burnt roasty, dark chocolate, charred flavor. Quite a nice Schwarzbier.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Rating #12. Dark brown pour, almost black with a very light beige head. Light roast and a nice sweet toastiness. Flavor is similar to the aroma, light roast with a bit of an underlying sweetness. Nice beer. (1951)
JoeTheYounger (1122) - Claremont, California, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cola pour with nice head. Mild roasts with a touch of sweetness. Finishes crisp with a smooth finish.
douglas88 (5472) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at GABF 2012. Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium tan head. A big nose of sweet caramel, toasted malts and light fruit. The flavor is very clean with rich fruity malts, light smoke, caramel. Very big flavors. Nice.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beer Belly. Pours with a near black body with a tan head that leaves good lace. Aromas are lightly roasty, bready and a bit grainy. Minimal hop character, clean otherwise. Flavors show a lightly bitter balance with a mild bitterness overall. Roasty, toasty, light caramel. Pretty dry. Medium bubbles, creamy, medium weighted mouthfeel. Well made.
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stone. Dark brown with red tints. White ring from an off white head. Nose is sweet roast malt. Bit of licorice and dark fruit. Taste is sweet yeasty up front to dark fruit sweet. Lightly bitter finish. Not bad.
JohnnyJ (4041) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Stone. Clear brown, off-white head. Roasty, sweet malt, light chocolate, and some fruit. nice beer, I liked it.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The beer pours nearly black with a creamy tan head sitting on top.
S: Smells of coffee and coffee ground with a nice roasted malt base to it. Light sweetness in the form of toffee and molasses with some dark chocolate/cocoa powder in there as well. A mild ash note is detectable, unfortunately.
T: Really a solid flavor. Roasted malts and coffee are the primary flavor components. Plenty of dark chocolate with a subtle molasses, licorice, and toffee flavor. Light earthy hops and minimal bitterness.
M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: One of the better Taps beers I’ve had. Really easy to drink.
alexanderj (3264) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating from almost a year ago. On tap; poured a dark brown with not much head. Aroma of roasted malt and fruit, with a dash of cocoa. Flavor was solid; slightly sweet, caramel, roasted malt and fruit. Solid.