ekoerper (548) - Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: roasty coffee notes, cocoa, oats and a light sweetness. Pours black, two finger tan head with good retention, leaves some lacing. Flavor: roasted grains, chocolate and coffee, somewhat earthy, slightly sweet with some bitterness to balance, nice dry finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Solid brew.
XmnwildX12 (1421) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2013 Aromas of coffee, chocolate and a bit of roast. Taste is similar but finishes with a rather nice burnt bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bytemesis (1400) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours opaque black with a medium brown head and good lacing. Aroma is strong espresso, dark roasted malt, and notes of whiskey. Flavor is the same, lightly sweet with a light coffee bitterness. Light to medium body, very nice beer.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured an opaque black color. The head was thin and brown with good retention and lacing. Roasty malt, toffee, and distinct chocolate aromas. There were also whiffs of anise and brown sugar. Medium to full bodied. Delicately sweet up front with light roasty bitterness at the end. Chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, toffee, and sweet cream flavors.
jlruthven (475) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. Pre-GTMW at Dexterís Pub, on firkin no less. Opaque black pour, just about 1/4 off white head. Roasted malts, hint of cocoa, slight lactose. Smooth pull, more roasted cocoa, bakerís chocolate. Light-bodied. Excessively drinkable.
CanIHave4Beers (2495) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours basically black with a small off white head.
The aroma is roasty and sweet with lots of chocolate and mild ash.
The flavor is roasty and plenty bitter. The beer doesnít taste nearly as sweet as it smells but thatís probably a good thing. The coffee character is nice but mild taking a back seat to more of a dark chocolate character. There is a mild banana character and a little bit of hop forward bitterness.
Believe the hype, these cats are the best Iowa brewery.
1FastSTi (3150) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Toppling Goliath. The beer pours to a black brown body with a light cola head. Aroma is roasty chocolate and coffee with subtle oats. The flavor is like a chocolate revel bar. Strong chocolate and oats. Kind of reminded me of Road Slush. Clean medium bodied palate.
drowland (4975) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/10/12. On tap at the GTMW pre-party. Black pour with a small tan head. Rich mocha aroma with some roast and char. Light mocha flavor with lingering char and hints of sweetness. Not bad!
Bacterial (409) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a growler. Big roast chocolate nose, dark black pour and a decent brown head on this one. A touch of malt sweetness to this, then big roasted malt, bitter chocolate and a roasty aftertaste.
arkurzynski (1186) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pre-GTMW at Dexters. Deep brown, almost black. Coffee cocoa undertones. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, coffee. Mild sweetness. Good residual coffee/cocoa.