UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One word: coffee. Not my kind of beer, the very dark coffee taste is the centerpiece of this.
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a nearly pitch-black with a coffee-colored head. Smells strongly of chocolate and tastes like it too. I’m really impressed with this - a bit thin and one-dimensional with the hard-hitting chocolate flavor, but it’s really good.
jb (2966) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a growler Brian picked up at the brewery. This stuff is awesome. Dark roasted notes in the nose along with coffee. Palate is rich and well balanced. Simple but great.
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argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, Campground Brewdown. Medium beige head, cola black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some coffee, caramel, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, caramel, some coffee. Light-medium body, some stickiness.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[4706-20120818] Growler. Smoked roasty sweet grains aroma. Dark brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Roasted dry wood flavour initially followed by sweet roast earthiness. Full body. Interesting to sample. (6/3/7/3/15) 3.4+
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)
jmm635 (994) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown and clear with a quickly disappating light brown head. Roasted malt, caramel, and nutty aromas. Hoppy bitterness upfront and on the finish. Not bad. Actually better than I expected.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Deep chestnut brown pour with a thin but lasting tan head. Very mild coffee and roasted malt aroma with a subtle nutty hint at the end. A touch of chocolate malts as well. Roasted malt and chocolate combine in the flavor and are balanced rather well. Some mild sweet notes on the aftertaste. A bit thin-bodied but pretty tasty.
merc7186 (2957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Dark Opaque hue, Creamy Brown Head, light Lacing
S: Dark Roasted Malts, Coffee
T: Coffee, Dark Malts
M: Decent Carbonation, Full Bodied, Coffee lingering
Overall, smoothe flavor and transition but drops off on the back end. A decent black lager with a coffee kick.
Ron (3614) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2010 Autumn Festival of Ales - Poured a translucent brown with a quickly disapating head. Roasted malt aroma. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Chocolate and roasted malts in the flavor. Decent
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler at Campdown Brewdown. Poured a clear, deep cola brown. Nose is roasted and spicy with big malt presence. Taste is neutral, roasted. Palate is clean, thinner, sessionable. Ok.