b3shine (5981) - Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a mostly opaque dull block with light beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, dark chocolate, oats, and light roast. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel; a bit of a metallic finish though. A solid example of the style.
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is nothing, flavor is roasted malts, oatmeal and some chocolate. Thin palate.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 2/6/13. Poured 12/19/13. Pours opaque brown-black with a fluffy light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, bready, earth; fairly simple. Taste is creamy, malty, some alcohol, chocolate, coffee; simple but really nice. Finish is bitter chocolate. Nice lacing throughout. Medium-low carbonation. Chewy mouth feel. Really nice, tasty, drinkable. Excellent.
574deadzone (1112) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a fairly translucent dark brown from the bottle, appearing black in the glass with a fairly thick khaki head that settles to a ring and leaves spotty lace. Nose involves roasted malt, toasted notes, chocolate, earthy hops, dust, and vanilla. Quite sweet, fairly bitter. Rich but thinner side of medium bodied, silky, pretty actively carbed, tingly, sticky, with a chocolaty bitter finish. Pretty enjoyable if a bit lacking body-wise. Bottled Feb ’13.
CanIHave4Beers (3400) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Dexter’s in Madison.
Pours basically black with a small tight head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is funny, in a sort of malt extract kind of way... more pleasant notes include chestnut, ash, light coffee... mild chocolate. Pretty ok smelling all around.
The flavor is really nice, rich and roasty with some sweetness up front and plenty of bitterness to back that up. Not overbearing, but very flavorful, pretty well balanced, pretty grate.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Three Floyds, Black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of oatmeal dominates, backing choc/coff. Taste chocolate, oatmeal finish, creamy body.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque black with a small tannish head mostly dissipating. Nose is coffee and molasses. Exceptionally smooth and creamy, this brew is full bodied and full of dark molasses, coffee, dark chocolate and malt flavors with a very light hop suggestion. An excellent beer for its style, it pairs well with pan fried bluegills and hash browns with onions.
devman171 (1100) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just ate a cupcake, pours black with low carb, aroma is chocolate and heavy roast. Taste is smooth with a nice bitter roast and slightly sweet finish.. Good one
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark with an ample cream head and lacing. Aroma is sweet chocolate and grain. Taste is light chocolate, roast, and water. Thin palate and watery. Not a fan of this one.
fidemaster (282) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick black color. rich pillowy head. Rich smell of coffee. It starts out with a great combination of coffee, chocolate, malts, and oatmeal. Finishes very bitter. Overall I feel it could be a top beer if it was a touch sweeter and creamier, but less bitter. The bitter finish is a bit too overpowering. Really a very good beer.