kbutler1 (1381) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle. Seems appropriate for my 666 review! Poured into a tulip glass a dark, demonic brown/black color with a fluffy 1 finger mocha tan head that slowly recedes and laces the glass. Roasted malt aroma mixed with sligh ttouches of molasses, coffee, and chocolate. Sweet start that then transitions to a roasty richness. Slight bitterness kicks in during the middle. Drinks pretty smooth and ends fairly dry. Medium/heavy mouthfeel. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Dark brown with light, tan head / Smooth nose of chocolate, tobacco, coffee, vanilla / Full body, some chewiness, great balance and alcohol masking, with good, dry, lightly bitter, finish / Flavors of semisweet chocolate, roast coffee, licorice, nuts, vanilla, and oak / Another fine beer from FS. zizzybalubba (1882) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2011
22 oz. bottle purchased at the brewpub in Flossmoor, IL. Pours very dark brown with a minimal khaki head. Aroma of light floral hops and only hints of dark chocolate and coffee. The aroma is surpsingly understated given the ABV. The taste, on the other hand, is a different story. Bold smoky malts hit the tongue first and are followed by dark chocolate with hints of piney hops and dark roasted coffee. The warmth from the alcohol is felt on the finish. While not as badass as the name or the description would lead you to believe, this is still a very good beer. Ratman197 (15228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Bomber from Secret Santa poured a clear dark brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of bakers cocoa, roasted malt, carmel, dark fruit, licorice and light earthiness. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bakers cocoa, earthiness, roasted malt, light licorice and light dark fruit with a smooth dry lingering roasty cocoa finish. Headbanger (4020) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2010
22oz bottle 12/25/10 (Courtesy of mowz)-64° in Snifter-Pours a dark brown almost black with a small tight tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, brown sugar, coffee, and molasses. Taste of the same with vanilla and chocolate coming in the middle and lasting till finish. This full bodied brew is well balanced and quite easy to drink with the ABV. Nice brew.
jrob21 (3774) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle shared by atlaggie on the appropriate holiday, halloween. Big roasty malt with a bit of herbal hop bitterness. Feels a little whiskeyish with some vanilla and wood. It is not coming together very well though in a concise manner but still a drinkable drink. brokensail (16631) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
A: The pour is nearly flat and very dark brown in color, almost black, with a short lived and thin off-white head.
S: Smells mostly like molasses and brown sugar, with perhaps just a bit of vanilla. A touch of raisins to go with it along with some roasted malts.
T: The flavor is more toward the roasted side with a bit of ash and burnt sugar character. It’s slightly watery with some miscellaneous dark fruit flavors. The more I drink, the more I pick up on a pretty strong bitterness.
M: The body is medium and the carbonation is pretty darn low.
D: Wasn’t really a fan of this beer at all. It sounded like it could be a promising beer, but that just didn’t turn out to be the case. User29624 (1683) - - DEC 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate. Dark chocolate and fruit in the flavor. Nice sweetness and roasted malt. Decent brew. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Thanks Josh for sharing this. Poured a dark brown (almost black) color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, chocolate, a little earthy, and caramel. Tastes of caramel, nuts, roast, dark fruits, and lighter chocolate. egajdzis (6709) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Hazy dark brown color with a small tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, dark fruits, some cocoa, and caramel. Taste of light roast, nuts, fruit, and a dryer finish.