otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Appearance: clear obsidian black. Espresso crema leaves a collar bordered by a puddle in the middle. Swirls dark and bubbly.
Leafs93 (2343) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Nose: pure unadulterated roast – charcoal and black ash. Meaty dark fruits in the middle. Black earth. Old burnt evergreen forests. Simply rich.
Palate: clean and light in the front, burnt in the middle, long ashy finish, and meaty dark fruits along the sides. Black root also in the middle. Lovingly parches mouth first quaff to last. Refreshingly thirst quenching and inducing. Medium-light body, dry and burnt. Grows a tart black plum nip along sides of cheeks while tickling back of throat. Burnt ashy charcoal bricks. Grows rustic in the finish.
Final Thoughts: yum and yum. Guinness, eat your heart out. I’ll take a Patio Tools any day of the week and crazy though it may sound tis a perfect beach beer. Delicious.
Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma was roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Taste was sweet with nice coffee bitters. More creamy then expected for having such light mouthfeel.
jsmerig (1719) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2011
On tap during Philly Beer Week Event at Capone’s in Norristown. Pours jet black with a tan foamy head. Aroma is of dark Malt and the tatste is intensely sweet with honey and raspberry flavors. Mouthfeel is thick like a milkshake. burg326 (5628) - Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Had on tap at the brass tap pours black with tan head aroma of coffe and choclate very drinkable and tastey for a stout. tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2011
Draft. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of espresso, chocolate. Flavor is coffee, roasty, chocolate, very light hops. Very dry almost chalky palate. Still very nice.
BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2011
Tap @ CCB: Dark black color, tan head. The nose is very roasty with a dry wood and earth note along with the coffee grounds and dark chocolate. Thin flavor and a robust earthy finish with a bit more sweetness rousing up. Clean and up front, not bad. ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2011
On tap at CCB. Dark pour with a lush chestnut colored head and spotty lace. Aroma is heavy bittersweet chocolate and roast. Nice body. A blast of roasty bitterness upfront with a nice dry underlining chocolate sweetness. JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
Pours deep brown/black with nice roasted nut notes that flow into a dry but yet refreshing finish. Deep notes of light cocoa and nuts prevail. 48FanInCali (857) - California, USA - APR 11, 2011
Poured from a fliptop bottle. Very high notes of coffee. Taste was bitter up front but clean and dry on the finish. slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2011
Draft @ JP Henleys in st augustine. Dry & dark. Slight bitterness and metallic linger.