esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown with a thin dissipating tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, molasses. Semi-sweet and malty with a dry finish. Quality brew from Tyranena that I hope they put into bottles sometime soon.
Guerde (1244) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(growler from Skyview) Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is lightly burnt popcorn, stale grain, and day old spent coffee grounds along with some soy sauce. Nothing really too pleasant. Taste is chocolate, some coffee, but the best part of the beer is the finish, which has some good roastiness to it that lingers nicely. This tasted a lot like the Chief Blackhawk, but was just a little better.
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours to a pitch black body with a thin yellow beige head. The flavor has a chocolate malt with a very nice nutty roast. Black malt aroma with a light oatmeal. The palate is slick and roasted. A nice dryness pervades. I was able to drink this beer really quickly.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Many thanks to skyview for sharing. Black head with roasted coffee and faint dark chocolate malts. Massive roasted malt and coffee in the flavor with a light sweet finish. Very nice finish.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice somewhat thick black color with a rich and creamy dark tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts with hints of chocolate peeking through. Great roasted malt flavor dominates the palate, with a tiny hint of coffee as well. Very smooth mouthfeel . Great Brew!
JK (5330) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black. Dry grain flavor and aroma. Some coffee and chocolate. Bitter, fairly smooth.
sthlm (1262) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 [Growler, thanks for sharing this rare beer, Skyview!] ’03 vintage as I understand it. As one would expect, this beer pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is a lot of charred malt, a little chocolate, a hint of hops--mainly charred malt though. The taste is similar with the burnt malt once again dominating the chocolate and very mild hops. As Guerde said at the tasting, the taste is reminiscent of Chief Black Hawk. Medium mouthfeel with a long finish. Overall this was a fairly well done beer, but I really do not care for the type of roasted malt used in it.
islay (1712) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small pour (approximately 3 oz.), on tap at Gitchee Gumee Brewfest in Superior, WI on 4-5-08. This was the first of 12 beers that I rated (out of about 20 total beers that I tried). This one didn’t even make the program, but I’m glad that it made an appearance. I think I was the first person at the festival to try it. Pours a very dark brown (some might even call it "pretty damn black") with a large amount of tan head. Produces surprisingly good lacing in my small plastic cup. Nice, roasted malt aroma. Dry, roasted coffee taste. Lemon flavor present. Medium body. Smooth and lively in the palate. This was a good beer with which to kick off the festival.
badgerben (4681) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2003 Vintage: Many thanks to Skyview for hauling this gem back for us! Growler. Black color with a thin head. Good aroma of heavily roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Holy crap... the roasted malts absolutely dominate the flavor. Coffee and a bit of lactose sweetness, but overall this is like chewing on a spoonful of roasted barley. Yum.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[growler] Thanks to Skyview for sharing this. Best balanced coffee stout I’ve had so far and not as thin mouthfeel. Obviously coffee, caramel, some hops, and cannabis. This is a fantastic beer.