argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2003
(Bottled 10/30/02): Dark brown bidy with small tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, roasty, chocolate, fairly rich. Taste is mild sweet, roasty, some chocolate, light vinous. Medium body. Nice beer, wonder how much better it would be if fresh. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade with Ty5592 (Mystery Swap v2.0). Bottle labeled bottled on 11/01/06. Poured a deeper brown color (with a red tint to it) and a large sized off white head. Aromas of cocoa, roast, caramel, and lightly smokey. Tastes of roast, chocolate, light caramel, and finished with a coffee bitterness. Body on the thinner side. Some lacing left on the glass. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2008 Date: 11/05/19995000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Source: Brewfest, Duramn, NC, Winter
Appearance: dark brown, whispy tan head,
Aroma: slightly sweet roasted malt aroma,
Flavor: roasted flavor, touch of bitterness in the finish,
Appearance: dark brown with ruby edges, fine tan head, drippy lace,
Aroma: dark chocolate aroma with a milky sweetness,
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of dark caramel sweetness, lots of earthy bitterness bordering on astrengent,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Bottle:   Dark brown, not as dark as I would have expected.   Moderate to thin foamy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Strong ground coffee nose, a little earthen.   Kinda reminds me of watered down coffee.
Kinda reminds me of watered down coffee on the tongue as well.   Very little roasted malt character, a smidgen of hop bitterness.   A little watery.   Not enough malts, a little on the thin side.   Slight sweet lactose
like finish, lingering coffee bean shavings.   Tiz okay, could be a little meatier in the malt category.   Thanks for the bottle Tom! ClarkVV (6839) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2004 2003 bottle sampled at Kuhnhenn Brewery, not sure where they got this. Pours a light greyish brown, but has some darker orange swirls in there. Light tan head that is small and disippating. Aroma has some roasted barley, burnt toffee, lots of hazelnuts and some dark chocolate. Flavor is much of the dry roast, light coffee and plenty of astringent nuttiness. Upon first few sips, wow, this stuff is way too dry, there is almost no sweetness whatsoever. As it warms, though, it gains a pinch of sweetness from some chocolate malt but the roasty/coffee/nuttiness really sticks and lasts through the finish creating a pleasant experience. Overall, it’s quite thin, a bit too carbonated, not well-balanced, but the flavor is decent on the finish and after. Interesting.
Braudog (6804) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2007
From a bottle purchased at the brewery; I’d also sampled on draft at the brewry. Dark reddish borwn with a thin, relatively quickly disappearing head. The aroma is awesome ... like a fresh brewed cup of espresso. That java is definitely in the first sample of flavor, too, but mellows as you go. Nice little bitterness to it, too. Think this is an underrated gem. (#2836, 5/4/2007) TheBeerGod (6253) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Bottle courtesy of OldGrowth. Bottled on 12/20/06. No ABV listed on this bottle. Deep, dark mahogany crimson mix. Faint light peers through this abyss. Foamy, frothy tan head. Sticky delicate lacing on the glass. Aroma is initially roasty and coffee-ish with soft hops and dark chocolate coming through as well. Taste is more roasted malts, thinned coffee, and baker’s chocolate. Lighter hops are present as well. Body is medium but thinner than hoped. Moderate carbonation on this. Finishes with a tad more bitterness, roasted malts, burnt caramel and coffee. Not bad at all! JK (6252) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Not a lot to this beer. Standard porter. I get smoke, coffee, and chocolate in the aroma. Flavor has bitter coffee and a hint of barbecue. Cybercat (6017) - Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Comes out of the tap a nice opaque dark-chocolate brown with a fairly thick light tan head that leaves some good lacing. Chocolaty aroma has smoky and coffee hints. Flavor is mainly chocolaty and has roast malt and coffee undertones, as well as just a hint of molasses. Texture is smooth and somewhat fizzy, leaving a chocolaty and slightly sweet finish. nearbeer (5559) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Draft pint at Harrisons in Cary. Translucent dark brown with red highlights. Light aroma of cocoa and coffee. Flavor is the same with a nice balance of caramel sweetness. Kind of neutral tasting really. Near-medium body is watery, roasty dry on the finish and drinkable. Good, but nothing special.