arminjewell (4160) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at Rackhouse pub, dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of roast, coffee, chocolate, nice orange and grapefruit notes mix into some pine and grass, slight spicy notes. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roast, some grass, pine, sweet caramel and orange going into a slight spicy note, finishing fairly bitter, slightly sweet.
notalush (4173) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Rackhouse - black pour with.a sudsy tan head - fair creamy in the mouth - quite sweet for the style, with notes of milk chocolate at first - some moderate roast and acidity later, followed by minty hops - oily finish, with a bit a vegetal character poking through - some off fusel flavors in the finish, too - has potential, but I am not digging it - and since they no longer sell taster pours here because it was "too much of a pain," I am now stuck with a full pint - meh.
adnielsen (6187) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Rackhouse. Pours a dark brown appearance with a small bubbly brown head. Very roasty malty, charred, chocolate, very piney, bitter herbal hoppy aroma. Milk chocolate, burnt roasty malty, a bit floral, spicy hoppy flavor. A touch thin. Pretty solid brew.
onceblind (2535) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at The Rackhouse in Denver. Deep black with a thin khaki head that leaves great lacing. Chocolaty roast fills the nose with a hint of truffle cream and some strong leafy hop tones. Smooth palate with mild and fine carbonation and a great balanced finish. Flavor is roasty and sweet with some roasted black grains, chocolate, with a big background of balancing bitterness, with notes of piney grassy resin. Bittersweet finish like hoppy chocolate.
Brouwerij (410) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Very Nice. Pours an opaque dark brown with tan head. Nice retention and some lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, caramel, and a hint of coffee and smoke. Flavor is roasted caramel, nutty, and slight coffee up front, then the hoppiness kicks in. Nice moderate bitter finish that lingers momentarily. Moderate carbonation and a medium body with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Overall, it is similar to an India black ale. Tasty.