DiarmaidBHK (5715) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Draft at Urban Orchard. Pours black with a khaki head. Big chocolate notes on the nose. Dry and dusty on the tongue. It’s like biting into a bar of baker’s chocolate which doesn’t sound good but in a beer context it is. Finishes clean. wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with a thick brown head. Nose is biscuity, rich black chocolates, breads, crackers, dark coffee, and various stone fruits. Flavor is sweet chocolates, coffees, crackers, breads, rich malts, light toffee. medium full body and low bitterness but finished medium lightly sweet. Seems really well done to me. drsordr (2798) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Draft at brew pub opaque black with brown hue. Nose chocolate and roast. Taste sweet up front, dark fruit, chocolate, mild coffee and roast. Mild bitter finish. Nice chocolate component jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
On tap at French Broad. Pours a black color with off white head. Burnt, roasty, chocolate, malty flavors. Tasty. Drake (14062) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Draft at Brewvival 2012. Pours a very dark brown color with a thin brown head that quickly fades. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, bitter hops that linger. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 5, 2012
Draft at the brewery. Poured very dark with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma and flavor were chocolate, some coffee, hints of vanilla, a little ashy. Good sweet/bitter balance, finished dry. Mouthfeel creamy with a light body. Favorite thing I had at the brewery. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Black pour with creamy off white head. Aroma is burnt coffee and a touch of chocolate. Burnt coffee and a touch of chocolate with roasted malt. Medium body with good carbonation. Suttree (6484) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Sampled at RBWG 2014, French Broad tasting room - Black, ring of foam. Smells very chocolatey, with a whiff of coffee. Taste is lightly boozy, some chocolate, some coffee, and some oaky notes. Very tasty. SpringsLicker (3665) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2014 RBWG Draft at the French Broad tasting room.
Black pour, no head.
Aroma of cocoa and roast malt.
The flavor follows the aroma. Starts sweet with some dryness towards the finish.
dmac (6438) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Draft from sampler during the RBWG bus tour. Poured a deep dark brown with a long lasting dense beige head. Aroma is roasty, notes of chocolate, vanilla bean, chocolate milk, freeze dried coffee. Average palate and carbonation. Flavor is similar to the aroma but each individual flavor is more prominent and easier to pick out. Nice stuff.