EMunk (99) - USA - FEB 5, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A Porter that was brewed with Coffe, aged in dry whiskey. This combination did not go well together in my opinion.
pepsican (1419) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the sanctuary, from phone. Great. Black pour with a tan head. Molasses and chocolate in the nose. Flavor is roasty, mildly bitter chocolate with a bit of sweetness to balance. Nice velvety carbonation.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Red’s. Poured an opaque black color. The head was light brown with decent retention and lacing. Smelled of chocolate, briny sea air, subdued anise and a bit of brown sugar. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with moderate carbonation. Mild to moderate roasty bitterness with cola, dark chocolate and subdued anise flavors.
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Red’s Alehouse. Perfectly black body with a thin orange khaki head. Nose has lots of coffee and milk chocolate. There is also a little bit of peanut. The taste is massive roast coffee. A finish of roast and peanuts. There is also some prune and dark chocolate. Nice and roasted with a slick body.
ekoerper (587) - Iowa, USA - NOV 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Sanctuary. Roasty nose with chocolate and coffee coming through as well. Hints of caramel, also some hop aromatics. Pours black, tan head with good retention, leaves some lacing. Really enjoyed the flavor of this beer - smooth roast character with notes of coffee and chocolate, some crisp background hop bitterness, light malt sweetness rounds it out nicely. Medium body and carbonation. Excellent brew.