boozedude (1588) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle into glass... black pour , light brown head, sweet aroma, metallic coffe smooth drinking not bad at sll
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can-trade with heemer77-rich tan head that dissipates-mahogany. A-sweet cocoa/molasses-med malt. T-cocoa/molasses-med malt, biting character front to midpalate. As it fades, some ashy comes in.
sthlm (1256) - Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2012
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
[Can] Pours fairly dark with a beige head, which disappears completely fairly quickly. Aroma is charcoal and celeryóunpleasant. Bakers chocolate, bbq sauce and sulfur notes after warming. Marginally better. Taste is weird char, muddled apple. Okay mouthfeel, but not impressive. Truly dreadful, and I can only hope this can was from an off batch.
That1Guy (1857) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark, hazy brown with a light head out of the superior package. Great can label. Very cool. Earthy aroma, with hints of coco, some dark fruits, a little wheat. Flavor is very similar, with the bitter chocolate dominating. Light bodied. Finishes with a light fruity character. Interesting.
VengefulOdin (193) - , Kansas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - Initial smell reminds me almost of Guinness Draught, with a hefty roasted malt character accentuated by Irish yeast. The roastiness gives way to more of a stale toast note as it warms up a bit. Plunging my nose further into the glass I get some deep fruity notes, almost raisin or plum like.
Appearance - Stout-like, with a deep black color. Khaki head is composed of pinhead sized bubbles that stick around for a little while, though I wish they would last a bit longer. The beer looks as though itís unfiltered, as there are no highlights when itís held up to the light. Thatís somewhat difficult to discern due to the dark color.
Taste - Bready, chocolately, and slighlty fruity. Think a dark, toasted bread (rye or pumpernickel) dusted with bittersweet dark chocolate, chased with a Coke, and youíre in the ballpark. Very smooth and drinkable. No discernable off flavors. Wheat comes through somewhat, this drinks almost like a wheat stout. Roast character is less pronounced in the taste as compared to the aroma, but itís still easy to pick up.
Mouthfeel - Low to moderate bitterness, with a smooth character that benefits from not being overcarbonated. Mouthfeel is moderate to full, most likely due to the wheat used in the brewing process. Finishes neight dry nor sweet, instead aiming (and hitting) somewhere exactly in the middle.
Overall - Due to a camping trip that went awry, Iíve been somewhat partial to this beer. Now, as the nights get longer and the temperature drops further, I find myself enjoying this more, as itís a style-straddling beer that doesnít hold itself to one style or definition. If youíre in the mood for a roasty wheat beer that goes down relatively easy, then this is the beer for you. This beer would go awesome with a classic Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich.
jcnielsen (1664) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours a deep brown color with a tan head. Roasted, coffee, chocolate aromas. Toffee, chocolate, and some corn in the flavor. Average beer, nothing special.
NielsenRatings (8124) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Thunderhead. Pours a deep brown appearance with a brown head. Dark chocolate, light coffee, a touch fruity aroma. Light toffee, toasty malty, chocolate flavor with a hint of banana. A bit thin. I was a little disappointed with this one.
CanIHave4Beers (2880) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My hombre below me tells me that this is on draught at the Chicken Coop? Hot damn! Time to get some wings and Cornstalker... I had no idea they had branched out further than Fat Tire and the Sam Adamís seasonal!
My serving was from a can, which I suppose is fine... but it leaves me sort of wishing I were at the Chicken Coop right now.
The beer pours a very dark brown with a mahogany tone when held up to the light. The head is big and khaki colored, fluffy, but sort of fading faster than I would like it to.
The aroma is spicy with some light banana and chocolate. Mild roasty coffee tones are present in the aroma, but as it sits in the glass it gets fruitier and more Hefe-Weizen-y.
The flavor is really fairly dry, I expected this to be sweeter/fruitier from the aroma. Chocolate, nutty tones, and some church basment coffee are sort of running the show... itís a pretty enjoyable trio really. Some banana and spice linger in the background and I like what they do the the beer as a whole.
This is some pretty enjoyable stuff.
heemer77 (5079) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at The Chicken Coop in Urbandale. Nearly black body with a light brown colored head. Sweet nose of caramel and tobacco. The taste is like woody tobacco and bitter coffee. There is also some hint of baking chcolate in the fairly dry and clean brew. This is nice for a beer that is somewhere between an American Wheat and a dunkelweizen.
Thinker (62) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malt and alcohol aroma, smooth taste with slight chocolate malt flavor and alcohol finish. Very drinkable.