Travlr (24873) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle. Clear dark maroon color, thick tan head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of lightly sspiced rich dark cocoa with a shot of espresso. Taste is coffee grounds with bitter cocoa and a hint of subtle and sour spice. Tasty. cgarvieuk (24515) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
bottle at home Release 1 ... deep in black ... thin tan lacing ... soft butter ... roast malts ... soft off butter flavour ... soft roast ... soft blackberry ... shame as this is nice behind the butter ... brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
On tap @ Malibu Sundowner. Dark brown, just about black, with a khaki head. Interesting nose. Definitely get some berries which add a light tartness. Herbal pine and spruce, roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Mild caramel sweetness. Flavor is roast, berries, and herbs. Decent amount of roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. A hint of ash, light sweetness, and a dry finish. Interesting, but not bad. Ratman197 (14842) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2013
On tap t Bakcountry Pizza poured a clear reddbrown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roastiness, cocoa, light fruittiness and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, roastiness and liught fruittiness with a smooth lingering cocoa finish. Scopey (14736) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle at CGarvie tasting (release #1). It pours very dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is buttered toast, roasted malt....not much else. The taste is dark fruit, berry, light tanginess, roasty, earth, faint jam, toast, light spice and wood. Medium body and fine carbonation. Odd...tastes better than the buttery smell anyways!
djd07 (14521) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with beige head leaving spotty lacing. Aroma is bready malt and faint blueberry. Thin mouthfeel with tangy berry and resin. Decent. Tmoney99 (14492) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting and good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and sweet resin aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable beer. Drake (13739) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Fair head retention and nice lacing. Aroma of spruce, chocolate, faint berry notes. The taste is strong tart berries, mild chocolate, mild spruce. A bit of spice. Medium bodied, a little disjointed. Not great, but a nice experiment. Stuu666 (13425) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is roast chocolate, butterscotch, taste is roasted, light fruitiness. Dogbrick (13018) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Sample at World Of Beer. Dark brown pour with a minimal beige head that dissipates steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Roast malt and coffee in the nose. Light to medium body with a roasty character and flavors of chocolate malt and subtle berry. The finish is mildly bitter with a coffee aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.