douglas88 (9422) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2012
On tap at GABF 2012. Pours a clear brown color with a medium tan head. A big nose of sweet smoke and malts. A easygoing flavor with light metal and smoke, some toast and candies. Good. Clean. youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2012
On tap locally. Pours dark brown with a creamy head. Chocolate, coffee grounds, and some roast in the aroma. Very strong coffee taste, nicely bitter. Medium body, good carbonation. Dogbrick (13145) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2012
On draught at Freshcraft during the Cigar City Reception. Black pour with some brown around the edges and a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Aroma of toasted malt, pine and hops. Light-bodied with a sweet roasted malt and resiny hops flavor. Notes of coffee and chocolate as well. The finish is roasty with an herbal hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall. jbruner (4835) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Pours a translucent brownish-black on tap with a thin tan head and light lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, and coffee. Taste follows suit, but not offensive, well balanced. Good stuff, and a unique style. Ibrew2or3 (8660) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2012
The “32oz” swing top growler, courtesy of markwise, pours nice and dark with light colored mocha head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, a bit of spicy black licorice and then a very light note of a sour almost soured milk note. The taste delivers a similar experience only in flavor form with dark roasted malts, some burnt malts, black licorice and then an interesting slightly soured yeastiness. Cool stuff.
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Shared by ibrew2or3 at a recent tasting. Pour is dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is roasty, smokey, coffee and light chocolate. Taste is similar with the roast coming out, and a dry finish. Good stuff. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Nice pour from ibrew2or3. Dark brown, light tan head. Light roast, smoke, some dark fruit and coffee notes. Flavor is dry, toasty, coffee, and smoke. Drake (13954) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Served on draft at Mekong Richmond, VA. Pours a clear very dark brown head with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and nutty notes. The taste is very similar with some berries and bitter hops. Medium bodied, well balanced. Nice beer. RABinCO (1511) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Draft. Great example of the style. Big, roasty malt aroma with coffee, chocolate, and a hint of smoke. Big tan head. Taste is rich, creamy, light and refreshing. There’s chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and crisp malt. Not too sweet. jcartamdg (3470) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Pours a dark back with a thick mocha head. Aroma of coffee, smoke and chocolate. Taste follows, roast is nice, not over the top. Smooth and very drinkable.
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