trapped (3483) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle. Opaque inky black with small beige foamy head, faint roasted makt aroma, medium carbonation, slightly bitter roasted malt taste, long burnt finish. Bif (2307) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Pours a deep brown color with a small tan head and bit of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, some chocolate and caramel. Taste of toasted malt, dark chocolate with nuts and dark fruit. Malty bitterness that lingers into the finish. Medium body, nice grainy feel that gives this beer some character. Enjoyable beer, much better than expected. sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle. Lot’s of un-fermented malt flavors with some toasted flavors and not much in the way of hops. Not very good overall. geologyguy (1645) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2017 malty dark fruit smell, sweet and good...vanilla?? almost black appearance, taste is very smooth and sweet, just a touch bitter that distracts, finishes very light coffee...some butteriness on the first taste x2 pawleys island 2017...juli bought for me bigericsports (89) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
12 oz bottle from Trader Joe’s, Pours reddish black with a thin tan head and slight lacing. Nose is malty with hints of cocoa and caramel, plums, raisins and toffee. Sweet to the taste, fuller medium body with medium carbonation. Nice brew at a reasonable price.
blankboy (7780) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
[Bottle (12oz) from Trader Joe’s] Pours a dark, deep amber-brown with an average size lasting frothy beige head and minimal lacing. Aroma of lightly roasted malt, chocolate and nuts along with light hops and some vanilla -- smells a bit too sweet but not bad. Flavour: Not bad, maltier and hoppier then expected (not very hoppy, just more then expected), a bit nutty and chocolaty and with a short dry finish. Average bodied. I’ve had worse beers from these guys, this isn’t bad, it’s decent. jerseyjohn71 (309) - Corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
caramel, hay, chocolate, coffee, toast, dough, red, clear, light sweetness, light body, creamy, rjplumer (1150) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Roasted malt with a hint of raisin Black body with a slim coat head. Heavy dark fruit taste. Black bodied. Drinkable dark bodied brew. Tac (157) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Pours dark brown body with thick brownish head. Nice lacing. Aromas of toasted malt, caramel with hints of some metallic aroma. Taste is sweet caramel, slightly bitter.
PorterPounder (8226) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl. - Trader Joe’s - 12 oz bottle. Dark brown pour, quicly fading off-white head. Aroma is nutty with some light chocolate accents. Flavor has some earthy potting soil notes, some light chocolate, a touch of licorice. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Enjoyable.