mully262 (56) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma shows moderate roast, cocoa, caramel, and light florals.
ads135 (3290) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
This beer is prety terrible. The only aspect that’s decent is the appearance which is suitably dark. Tastes acidic, with a licoricey tart aftertaste. Tried at Josh N.’s house in 2013.
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma shows moderate roast, cocoa, caramel, and light florals. Flavor is pretty heavily roasted with definite ashy qualities that do not mesh too well with the soapy/resinous hop profile. Overall body is moderate and finishes with some acridity.
islay (1378) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
4 oz. pour from 12 oz. bottle, split with friends while watching the bowl games. Thanks, iradog, for picking this up in Green Bay and sharing. Pours dark brown with a moderate amount of taupe head. Dark chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Tarry taste features a spruce flavor. There is a very off-putting chemical taste that emerges upon multiple sips; not good! This wasn’t my kind of stout to begin with, with its coffee/feces-esque (sorry to be redundant) astringency, but the chemical quality is the real flavor killer. Medium body. Forgettable palate. One of the other guys who tried this literally made it a drain pour, and I can’t say I blame him. The final of five Thunder River beers I sampled in a row.