Iphonephan (2606) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the the brewpub. Pours a dark cola with a tan head. Roasty aroma. Flavors of chocolate and toasted grain. Smooth oily mouthfeel. Bitter roast finish.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Three Cellars. Dark brown with a thin tan topper. Aroma is dark and roasty with coffee cake, chocolate, nuts and dark roasted malts. Taste is sweet and nutty with roasted malt, chocolate, nuts and some mild toffee. Sweet and a touch metallic and chalky but overall rather nice.
CanIHave4Beers (2880) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Offered on Draught
Pours a very dark brown, almost sorta black-ish with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is chcolaty, nutty, and toasty with a light sweet character to it.
The flavor is roasty with some toasty nuts, some leafy hops and a nice all around bitterness. It’s got some espresso like roastiness. It’s cool beer but this hangs out on the fence between stout and brown ale 4 sure.
This is not a shelf beer
madvike (2539) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Craftsman - Pours cola colored and thick with no head. Nose is brown sugar, a little smoke, and real dry malt. Smells almost like a dry stout with a layer of brown sugar. Taste is lightly sour dry malt, a little milkiness, a touch of nuttiness, and a hint of smoke. Medium and thinnish. Still pleasant, but I think something was a bit off in this batch.
Jdveit (6) - Gilbertville, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brewpub. Aroma is very chocolaty and some coffee notes. Appearance is a little hazy and dark brown. Taste is roasted coffee with some caramel at the end. Overall very tasty
Dr_MedievAle (107) - USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blackstone. Not much of an aroma. What is there is roasted malt/strong coffee. Appearance: murky dark brown. Not much head. Taste: bitter coffee, roasty malts. Finishes with on a bitter smoky note. Palate: thin and finishes bitter.
cbfobes (2105) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Dexters, pours a very dark brown with a tan head and all kinds of lacing in the glass, aroma is really nice, tons of malt mixed in with chocolate and coffee, the flavor has a lot of chocolate in the front end with some coffee in the finish, thick mouthfeel, wow, please bottle and send to Madison as soon as possible.
mnmike (978) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample out of a growler at Darkness Day Eve 2013. Good roasted notes and some hops to back it up
Bacterial (1063) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brown pour with a tan head. Roasted malty nose. Hoppy brown malty goodness. Slight bitter finish.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler... RBWG 2013… Deep, dark brown pour with ruby highlights and a mid-sized, frothy, khaki head. Decent retention. The nutty, malty nose offers a blend of tea biscuit, caramel and chocolate malts. Medium to full-bodied and silky with modest carbonation. The robust, bittersweet flavor delivers heaps of toasted nuttiness and 85% dark chocolate. The flavor leans more toward being bitter than sweet, but is excellently balanced overall. Nourishing, roasty, moderately bitter finish. A bit reminiscent of CCB’s Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale.