rayOfBeer (672) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: dark brown/black pour with thin tan head. Aroma is rich with chocolate and roasted grains. Flavor is thick with chocolate, molasses, nuts, some toasted grain, and cream. The sweetness dominates the grain and any bitterness this one may have had. Nice beer with lots of flavor, a tad sweet to have more than one.
joeneugs (3498) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Triple Rock. It pours a nice dark brown color with a very creamy khaki head. Nice lacing. The aroma has nice notes of roasted malt, intensely sweet chocolaty coffee. The flavor is smooth on the palate with low carbonation, coffee, roast, fudge and cream. Very tasty.
yespr (32306) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours pitch black with a small tan head, nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark roasted malty, vague liqourice note. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice roasted and dark liqourice toffee like base flavour. Mild bitterness to vague acidic note into the finish.
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a fizzy off white head sweet chocolate and roasted coffee aroma. Nice velvetty palate. Tastes of coffee and chocolate with a mildly sweet finish and a lingering roasty taste.
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft on Nitro. Brown-black beer with a tan nitro head. Sweet malt and chocolate aroma with light roast and just a bit of backing smoke. Sweet malt and chocoalte flavor with a hint of lactose. Medium bodied. Easy drinking. Big dark chocolate lingers with sweet malt and light caramel. Nice.
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ the brewpub. Pours dirty brown with mocha head and spotty lacing. The aroma seems to be chocolate, black licorice, roasted malts and molasses. The taste has an initial pulse of earthiness and chocolate malts. It seems a bit like a chocolate brownie for a moment of two. I then get black licorice mixing with faint lactose notes just beyond midway. Toward the finish chocolate notes take this puppy to closure. It starts a bit disjointed but ends very very nice.