notalush (4583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nitro – overly bitter and garlicky hops clash with an otherwise smooth, chocolaty, roasty malt base – the malt is just hard to enjoy because the hops are so intensely bitter, and the bitterness lingers on the palate for-freaking-ever – twigs/wood, garlic, citrus – none of the hop character works with the malt – did they even think about the hop bill on this one?
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of rye, caramel, slight chocolate, roast and coffee notes, hints of spice, herbal notes as well, touch of dark fruit. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, rye, and spice, hints of orange peel, grass, and herbal notes, slight coffee and roast, finishing bitter. Not bad.
Ratman197 (8850) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a clear rddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, charcoal, grapefruit, pine and light earthiness. Palate was light bodie and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, grapefruit, pine and light earthiness with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering roasty finish.
Westchesterco (769) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at west end tap house it is a dark chocolate the aroma is Very hoppy it has full bodied taste is roasty and it remains strong on the palate
Iphonephan (2603) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro draft at West End Tap House in Denver. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Roasty hop aroma. Citrus flavors along with toasted nuts. Smooth moderately bitter finish.
Sledutah (4066) - Utah, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro at the brewpub
Clear dark brown with amedium sized head and good lacing
Floral, rye, chocolate and pine
Toasted malts rye chocolate Pine
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Black Bottle. Pours a bit hazy, dark reddish appearance with a dark brown head. Somewhat floral, a bit soapy, light chocolate, rye, just a touch fruity, herbal aroma. Roasted dark chocolate, light caramel, rye, a touch fruity, floral hoppy flavor with a floral, somewhat bitter finish. Alcohol is hidden well. Not bad.
ajnepple (1450) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2013 On draft at BBB. Black with a thick, light tan head that diminished slowly and left nice lacing. Big roasted malt aroma, rye, toasty, mild coffee, pine, light citrus, light chocolate, complex. Medium plus body, creamy and very smooth. Starts with the roasted malts and finishes hoppy with a spicy rye character. Great balance. It hides the ABV rather well. Impressive.