erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2014
Black bodied, creamy head. Roasted nuts, coffee, cereal. Taste reveals more hop character, as it’s fairly bitter. Lively carbonation. (On tap at Craft Pride) jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Canned. Pours deep brown with large head. Aroma of malted milk balls. Cocoa like flavor and burnt toast. Medium carbonation. jsquire (4537) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Dark beer with some reddish brown highlights when held against the light. Short brown head. Complex malty nose of coco puffs and raw grain. Lots of chocolate flavors, burnt toast, some sweetened coffee and some dark fruit in the background. Long toasted grain finish. RSRIZZO (2010) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2014
12oz can poured into an English Pint at 43°. Color is black with good carbonation and a thin tight tan head. Aroma is rich and sweet giving off dried fruit scents. It has a medium body with a crisp light mouth feel. Flavor is roasted coffee and chocolate giving it a dry feel then a mild sweetness with a touch of fruit balances it out letting it finish clean. Overall I like it. its a bold easy drinking brew. onceblind (10097) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Heavy dark brown, nearly black, with a big fluffy light tan head. The nose is deep and malty with earthy toffee, and a dry semi-astringent cocoa tone. The flavor is a bit dry and licorice-y, with a cocoa biscuitiness and dry toast. Not too special.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
12oz can, thanks to DanielCoor. Shared with local raters. Dark brown color. Thin tan head. Good dots of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation, lightly dry finish. Dark chocolate, oats, light metallic. Toasty. Nice big bitterness, minimal sweet, mostly all bitter. Lots of nice dark cocoa, especially in the aftertaste. Gets more enjoyable as I go. Nice complex, kind of chewy "stout porter" Tmoney99 (14755) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Can shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and earthy aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium dark sweet flavor with medium dark sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex beer. Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2013
12 oz can compliments of TJ. Nice dark pour, tan head. Aroma of coffee roast, some spice and dark chocolate. Medium bodied. Silky cocoa up front, bitter finish, faint hint of some bittering hops at the end. SpringsLicker (3660) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Thanks to crajun for the trade!
Can. Pours a very dark brown, almost opaque, small tan head.
Aroma of roast malts and cocoa powder.
The flavor is rich yet simple. Roast malt and chocolate that pretty much is what the aroma sets you up for. Not too sweet, not too bitter; well balanced.
jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Rated at BTBF 2012 (Backlog). Deep brown in color with a small tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, light caramel, chocolate, and light spice. taste is of roasted malt, light molasses, chocolate, and earth.