jtclockwork (17101) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2017 mkgrenwel (621) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Silky black pour with a creamy dark tan head. Sweet aroma of raisin, caramel and cocoa. Flavor is the same. Emphasis on the sweet and fruity. Finish is strongly bitter, but somehow doesn’t really touch the sweetness. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Lack of balance is a bit startling, but flavors are intense. Doesn’t seem Baxter makes a bad beer.
Can - In honor of my grandfather. pours dark brown - nose and taste of cocoa, light chocolate toast and light vanilla - lighter medium body Quick3Beers (1360) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2017
Pours a nice black-brown from a tap. Aroma of coffee grinds occurs in the mouth as well, with the addition of some baker’s chocolate, bitter in a pleasant way. Good beer. WillRunForBeer (2735) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2017
12oz can from CBC. Pours dark red-brown with a light brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, roast. Flavor is dark chocolate, overextracted coffee. Overextracted coffee bitterness in the finish. Drake (14061) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Keg at the brewery. Black, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of roast, vanilla, chocolate, herbal hop. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, cherries, vanilla. Medium bodied, well balanced. tfontana (1092) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Can pour into tulip glass from Greg & Jane’s Beer and Wine. Appearance is opaque black with finger-width light brown foamy head with poor retention and fair sudsy lacing. Aroma is subtle roasted malts, earthy hops and light chocolate and vanilla. Taste is strong roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla; balanced between sweet and bitter. Palate is full bodied with thick texture, lively carbonation and crisp, balanced finish between sweet and bitter. Overall, a really strong beer across many dimensions. Carbonation is a little too strong.
Dacrza (1024) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2016
DATE: December 15, 2016... OCCASION: Truly in the Christmas spirit after the LVR chorus/band concert, I toast their efforts with a winter welcomer... GLASSWARE: Samuel Smith pint... pours a fizzing three fingers of chunky, cratered brown head that sits atop a jet-black body... lacing is attractively etched in camo designs... a robust blast of cocoa begins the profile, with a toasted malt sense and peat that evokes scotch... some alcoholic phenols escape... the first sip scorches with heat at the throat, but softens to a warm, pleasant aftertaste... a cola consistency prevails, with an oily entrance and a milky end... cocoa, yes, and subtle vanilla, lactic hints of milk, peat and some earthy vegetable...the flavor profile is solid, not spectacular... creates a taut, enjoyable experience that is not as much of a punch as advertised... Bebum (1061) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Dark copper, explosive head, little lace.
Liqueur and coffee nose.
Medium to full body, intense flavor, bright and subtle mouthfeel, avg length, balanced finish.
Bitter, crisp, appears drier than it is.
Coffee more than chocolate flavor, vanilla.
Big but lean stout.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone drfabulous (8485) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 14, 2016
12 ounce can thanks to Chalumeaux. Dark pour. Tan head. Some light body with roast and chocolate. Jow (4035) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2016
Can at my cousins going away party. Fine black pour. Nose is espresso and some earth. Tastes of espresso, cocoa, vanilla, roasted malt, light tar. Body is medium to low. Hint of soy on finish. jjgmd (2223) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2016
With the two Zachs, Pablo, Josh, Marissa, and Audrie, pours a rich dark black pour . Nose is sweet malt , cocoa and vanilla. Taste is rich, thick , sweet vanilla almost lending is coconut taste to the ale . Finish is thick , long and ends on the same sweet malty vanilla notes . Quaff Score 7 / 10