gopherfan99 (1996) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Originally had a small pour at the Autumn Brew Review in Minneapolis but was able to find a couple of bottles as Haskell’s. Dark brown with a tan head, slightly bitter chocolate taste with a hint of coffee and bread. Good beer! 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle: Deep burnt brown sugar, small to moderate frothy tannish head, spotty lacing. Cocoa nose, dark chocolate, a bit wheaty. Smooth yet soft cocoa flavors up front. Slight hint of pasture on the nose as it warms. On the tongue, yeah, its rich, smooth, with cocoa, some bakers chocolate, very wheaty feeling. Perfect mouthfeel, silky, smooth, with faint carbonation. This is not your ordinary Dunkelweizen. While not having that banana/clove, the cocoa and bakers chocolate add an interesitng twist to a traditional ale. Great stuff. Thanks Bob! Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle, extra-ed to me by Jeff -- thanks! Pours dark brown with nice head. Aroma: banana, cloves, chocolate, wheat toast. Taste: moderately sweet, light roast bitter finish -- sort of a hefe-porter here. Medium body, lively carbonation, texture a shade thin (but probably style-appropriate). Overall: cool beer. Nuffield (4187) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2013
There is a certain luxuriousness to this, esp. with the palate and the sense of the chocolate. It has some qualities of a porter. But there is also some grape fruitiness and hints of yeast that give it sustaining interest--new flavors and balances emerge as it warms. Decent. (On tap, Stout’s Pub, Roseville) bookman10 (1154) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Interesting attempt at something different, though I’m not sure it succeeds, exactly. Pours a dark, cola-brown, with quickly dissipating, medium-sized head. Aroma of banana and fruit esters. Flavor is largely banana and clove, with some darker notes. I’m not really tasting the chocolate so much. It tastes pretty much like a dunkelweizen. Don’t know what all the fuss is about...
Nsanders (1155) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2013
750 mL. Deep brown with a medium tan head. Mineral-like yeast, wheat, subtle chocolate, molasses and alcohol. Moderately sweet with a mineral dryness. Lighter body with a watery feel. camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Yeast, bread and chocolte on nose. Palate is like a bittersweet chocolate bread. Some dark fruit also present. Really enjoyed this, unique beer in a time when everything is ipa or imperial stout. Good job bad weather. VIBhunter (26) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Poured into a snifter tasting glass from a 22 oz bomber. The beer had a dark amber appearance. It had some fruit, cocoa, and vanilla aromas. There’s a mix of tart, cloves, bread, and chocolate taste. The cocoa nibs put into the beer really comes out at the end. It was a smooth and well balance beer. portableparty (2366) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours dark brown almost black looking with a nice frothy sudsy khaki head that settles to thin soapy film and subtle lacing. Aroma has roasted malt subtle chocolate and coffee and hidden sourdough bread. Taste is chocolate yeast and bread with roasted malt subtle coffee and slightly bitter. Palate is thin yet has a silkiness to it and finishes dry. Very interesting and rather enjoyable. TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle at Darkness Day. Pours a nice dark brown, head filled most of my glass. Chocolate and belgian on the nose, flavor is similar to the aroma. Good beer, very enjoyable for the style.