michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of roasted and burnt malts, slight chocolate and a hint of caramel. Poured dark brown in color with a small, tan head that diminished but lasted around the edges. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of light chocolate, roasted and burnt malts, light cream, and slight caramel. Medium body. Tingly, lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, slight chocolate, slight cream, and hint of caramel finish is lightly dry.
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black. Aroma of dark chocolate and espresso. Flavor is more of the same; very malty and roasty with just enough bitterness to let you know the hops are there. Just a hint of dark fruit, that reminds me of the DR Baltic Porter. Light-medium body with a very dry, clean finish. Perfect dark beer for the summer months. This is a top notch brew and will keep me content until their Baltic rears it’s head this fall.
Brewbie (434) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. deep dark ruby highlights. small foamy tan head. the aroma jumps out, easily detected. big coffee and smoke aroma. the taste is excellent. smooth and malty. a little bitterness in the very dry finish
doboy (406) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with an off white head that laces the rim of the glass. Nice malty aroma. The thin mouthfeel is offset by the overwhelming flavors of the dark malts bursting through with chocolate and coffee flavors. Nice finish with a very mild hopping that ends each sip nicely. A great Dark Beer for the Summertime! Paul and the gang has hit this one out of the park! Way to go, GUYS!!!!!
dchmela (2486) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to DMRz for the sixer. Pours a reddish black with a creamy head. Roasted grain, bitter chocolate aroma. Taste is smooth malt, bitter coffee and roasted grain. Nice dry finish. Very good.
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to TURDFERGUSON! Pours a rich deep brown/black with a modest head...the nose is of coffee, lactose, chocolate and some smoke. Taste is on par with the aroma, with some tea and nuts mixed in. Not near as thin as I may have expected. For what this is it is fantastic.Im not a huge fan of the style, but I could drink more of these! ..the label kills me too.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2010 Bottle. Slightly translucent black, big thick head. Smells fantastic with bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Starts off with a bit of sweetness, then follows with great roasted flavors. Great, clean finish with no unwanted sourness. I LOVED this beer.
RERATE: No change to the rating numbers here. Just a reminder to myself that this is a sick session beer to have available as much as possible. A dark malty break without being sticky or abrasive.
carl4beer (520) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at whole food fairfax. Pours dark with creamy tan head. Aroma is subtle of roasted malt. Mouthful is crisp with hints of cocoa. Finish is dry.
jefcon (1277) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black and thin in the glass. Aromas of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Plenty of malt. The beer is fine and delicate on the tongue, with a light finish which pulls back on the flavors. Lacking the acidity that would really make this beer special, but it’s still quite a feat to make a beer this dark and aromatic taste so light and refreshing.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Pours a nice dark brown almost black with a thin tan head. The head lasts well and laces nicely. Has good aroma of roast, chocolate, and coffee. Has a good carbonation and a wonderful mouthfeel. Has a good flavor. Not too strong but just hearty enough. Has a good medium body. The texture is mildly thick but good. Has a great finish with a good aftertaste. This is another awesome beer from the DR.