anders37 (26824) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2013 Concealer (1259) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro tap. Near black with a chocolate brown head. Smells of cherries, toasted malt, light chocolate and coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, light espresso notes and dark fruit. Heavy bodied, silky.
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish. onceblind (10102) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Black pour with a thin beige head that sticks around. Nose is heavy roasty with a sticky dark malt chewiness. The flavor is a bit more forgiving with a pleasant but full dark malt and roasted flavor, with a bit of char and roasty cocoa. Body is full but not chewy or hot. Could use more sweetness or more chocolaty tones, but otherwise it’s pretty balanced and palatable. nimbleprop (8589) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Sampled at GABF. Pours an inky black with some beige head. Nose of molasses, toast, black pepper, malt. Malty flavor, black pepper, a little jalapeno, molasses, toast. Peppery finish. Decent riff on the style. jcnielsen (3413) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
On tap at De Steeg. Pours a black color with tan head. Licorice, dark roasty, burnt flavors. Meh, pass. brokensail (16609) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap @ De Steeg. Pours black in color with an off-white head. Really roast forward aroma. Chocolate, coffee, soap, and a hint of ash. Flavor is bitter roasted malt, light toffee sweetness, coffee, and soap. Some dark chocolate notes. Tart dark fruits as well.
cubs (10675) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Tap @ De Steeg. Pours a dark reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Anise, roasty malty, light chocolate, a touch smoky aroma. Black licorice, cherry, dark fruity, a bit chalky flavor. OK. theothermatt (286) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
This is why you need to control fermentation temperatures. On tap at De Steeg 10/5/13. Pours jet black, slight lacing. Very fruity aroma. Cherries and grapes. Very sweet beer, lots of fruity yeast esters that filter into a big finish that just confuses me. I feel the recipe is there, but the fermentation just took this one to Neverland. I wonder what it would be like with controlled yeast. notalush (5895) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Nitro at the brewery - nice nitro pour - black body - dark tan head - fairly simple/straightforward and lacking the complexity one would want from the style - aromas and flavors of light roast/char, espresso, moderate bitterness, light smoke - some sweetness, but fairly dry for the strength - a bit of alcohol warmth - not a lot going on, but enjoyable enough. Ratman197 (15109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2013
On tap at De Steeg poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate and earthiness with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.