Sarlacc83 (2197) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. 4 oz sample.
A: Mahogany color, thin creme color head.
N: Charcoal, coffee, cocoa, brown sugar, touch of caramel, plenty of earth and loam, plenty of malt, and some pine.
T: Bitter and smokey. Lightly sweet.
M: Light body, no alcohol, spritzy carbonation.
O: Big time dunkel. Lots of roasted flavors here, but I can’t feel like there’s something missing to bring this to the next level. Still, quite good.
hayduke (5135) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the GABF 2015 in Denver, CO. In the tasting glass was brown. Light tan foam. Nose of roasted matls with coffee mostly. Medium body. Flavor mirrors aroma. Light bitter finish. Simple and OK
Ferris (14366) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Light toasted malts. Deep brown with a light brown head. Light toast and dark raisin. OK, but nothing great.
maekchu (3764) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the Bend Brewing Co. in Bend, OR. Light coffee nose. Dark translucent brown color. Mild coffee and choco in initial / mid is much the same. Flavor don’t expand or change much throughout. Thin-medium body. Very light overall. Okay.
dnstone (3016) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 2, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Lightly bready notes aroma and also in the flavor. Pours black in color.
Notes: GABF ’09
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 16/09/2010
Some hop aroma. Bronze mid brown coloured and fruity with a blackcurrant flavour. A hint of dryness and bitterness in a malt finish.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Served with a wedge of lime on the rim. Dark brown color with some red highlights and an off-white head. Toasty and lightly roasty malt, and light corn in the aroma. Light caramel and roasted malt flavors and a clean lager feel. Similar to Negra Modelo bit roastier and dryer. Light body and smooth texture. Pretty nice.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pronounced toasted malt backbone - somewhat chewy and bready -highlighted with a light smoke note and a very peaty earth character.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fred Fest 2009 – Portland, OR
Aroma: Dark roasted coffee aroma with smoke lingering.
Appearance: Light Black in color, Clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Dark roasted flavors with a coffee flavor that was very strong. The smoked malt was there but needed to be stronger.
Palate: Dry coffee finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: The beer was very good for the day it was average. This was a tough festival to be average at.
BuckeyeBoy (7144) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at Brepub pours out a dark amber topped with a tan head. a little roast on this one. I picked up some smoke as well. not bad.