jredmond (8508) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle shared with and courtesy of Andrew. Pours a deep brown body with light lacing. Nose is deep roast and soft sugars. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of roast, light chocolate milk and bitter root. Eh, okay only. mike67 (1244) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt, bread crust, dark fruit and chocolate. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is astringent, toasted malt, chocolate, brown sugar and herbal hops. Finish is long and astringent. Did not go well for me. katrinaez (2175) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2017
On nitro, light malty aroma. Pours dark brown with lots of foam head. Head is tan with yellowish tint. Extremely light porter taste upfront but then the dark chocolate and raisin aftertaste hits and lingers. Lightly coats the tongue. Tap. ganache (6029) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle, the tenth rating for this beer. Nose is overwhelming dusty cocoa and gooey liquid chocolate. Pour chestnut that’s close to pure black in the glass, head a short but tight tan. Taste very sweet, nosing around the territory of cloying but not over the line, dries somewhat by the end, where it adds a tinge of astringency for the sultry aftertaste. Mostly chocolate with a little black roast malt, pleasant ash floating around spikes of red berry, smooth fullish body with a little burn on the throat (combination of alcohol and adjunct, not acidity). Touch mineral, touch oak/vanillin, low hops and low bitterness, sticky lips, and a lot of flavor. This one is a late-90s/early-aughties classic, which is to say intense, high scores from the one-ounce raters but should probably be nursed if it’s the first beer of the night. [2017.01.21: 3.8] njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Poured at brewery a dark brown with just off white head. Aroma of vanilla,dark chocolate roasted malts, a bit of oak. Taste was simular with a nice coca finish.
ffaoe (874) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2016
malty, light chocolate aromas. black in color with nice long lasting head. taste is strongly of chocolate, faint hop bitterness at finish. full body and smooth raymow (1732) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2015
on tap at Crafty’s Taproom in Northeast Philly - Sweet chocolatey aroma and flavor. Nice dark color. Very good. samsmith33 (772) - - NOV 15, 2015
On tap at blend with nitro. Aroma is toasted barley. Appearance is Dark black, with nice creamy head (thanks nitro). Taste is mellow chocolate, barley, whipped cream. Very nice. Impressed. First good cape may beer I’ve had. Nitro makes it great. gripweed57 (2795) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2015
On tap at brewery. Reddish brown color with a quickly disappearing tan head. Notes of cocoa and roasted malt in nose. Flavor is more of the same. Lightly carbonated with cocoa and dark malt. Some hoppy bitterness in mid taste. Nutty bittersweet cocoa finish. chinchill (5226) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2015
From a growler.
Pours clear, dark red-brown with a small and somewhat weak head.
A very malty brew with a strong chocolate flavor; bitter-sweet. Lightly nutty with faint spciy hops.