Travlr (20242) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Shiny brown color. Aroma has subtle roasted malts. Taste is dilute coffee grounds. Not bad.
bhensonb (13726) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bittermestupid. Thanks Greg! Pours dark reddish brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma has lots of chocolate and smooth dark malt. Med minus body. Flavor is smooth dark malt, coffee and some dark chocolate. Flavor seems to be quite different from the aroma. It’s not exactly dry, but there’s enough chocolate and burnt malt to make up for that. Drinks really well.
jtclockwork (13483) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours black with white head. Nose of roasted malts, grain and chocolate covered nuts. Taste of vanilla, roasted chocolate malts and nuts. Mild dry finish.
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at Brew Kettle. Poured a black color with a minimal creamy off-white head that was mostly lasting and produced fair lacing. Moderate roasted coffee malt and chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted coffee flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Sold drinkable brew that went well with the pretzel & worst platter.
argo0 (12921) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, thanks mdfb79. Minimal tan head atop cola red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some roast, molasses. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some milk chocolate, roast, light molasses. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
Ratman197 (12810) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roastiness, bitter chocolate and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt and bitter chocolate with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
jcwattsrugger (12010) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle-Thanks crizay-pours a tan head and black in color with red tint. Aroma is roasty/chocolate/nutty-dark malt, 2nd earthy hops. Taste is roasty/chocolate/nutty-dark malt, 2nd earthy hops. Lively carbonation.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Dublin/Columbus, OH. Pours a clear very dark ruby color with a thin fizzy tan head that fades quickly. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, light roast and mild nutty notes. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, bitter coffee, nutty notes, caramel and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Well balanced. Nice beer.
Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. This beer pours black with dark brown around the edges. Medium thin beige head that has good retention. Thin sheet of lacing on the glass. Roasty aroma of malt and coffee. Medium-bodied with a rich coffee character, with sweet malt and mild hops flavors supporting it. The finish is equal parts hoppy and malty with a lingering espresso aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown, minimal head. Roasty, light ash, cocoa, some molasses notes. Flavor is lightly ashy, lightly tart, cocoa, prunes.