brokensail (16696) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Cola colored pour with a small khaki head. Sweet caramel, chocolate, and dark fruit aromas. A bit of roast, maybe some smoke, coffee, and licorice. A bit of cola, too. The flavor is quite sweet up front with a lot of caramel and dark fruit. Nice chocolate, roast, and coffee notes. A bit of smoke, some licorice, and a subtle hop flavor. bhensonb (16108) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brown with ruddy glints. De minimis tan head. Aromas of roast malt, chocolate and dark fruit. Full bodied. Flavor is roast malt, coffee, chocolate, and something raisin. It’s pushing towards dry,but can’t quite get there. It seems to have noble hop in the bitter. Quite tasty. Ratman197 (15738) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of cocoa, caramel, toasted malt and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, caramel, light coffee and a hint of earthiness with a smooth lingering cocoa finish. Drake (14358) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a dark brown color with a thin fizzy tan head that fades almost instantly. Aroma of toffee, nuts, mild raisin and chocolate. The taste is chocolate, toffee, mild nuts. Thin-medium bodied, high carbonation. Solid beer . argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2013
12oz bottle. Medium tan head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some milk chocolate, coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some plum, caramel, light coffee. Slightly cloying. Soft medium body, some stickiness.
slowrunner77 (13368) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"Light cocoa and coffee on the nose and especially in the flavor. Malt heavy and just a touch sweet. Pleasant and easy to drink. Could be one that I increase tr score down the road."
shrubber85 (11762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft. Light chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet chocolate/vanilla malt flavor. Light but tasty. BVery (11488) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle. Very dark pour with minimal head. Very nice aroma and taste of sweet chocolate, dark fruit, and mild roast. Decent heft to the palate. I’m enjoying this. onceblind (11052) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Wow, completely not what I was expecting. Pours out a creamy black with a thin beige laceful head. Sweet nose of caramel malts and dark malty sweetness, a little roast, with a hint of light cocoa and fig. Flavor was woody and malty with heavy-medium sweetness, nice tones of chocolate and caramel mixed with a little raisin or other dark fruity tones, roastiness, and a long smooth creamy finish. Nice little aftertaste of black licorice and dark earthy malty caramel. phaleslu (10957) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Draft at the brewery. Pours a deep, somewhat cloudy mahogany with almost no head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts, nuts, molasses, and dates. Flavor follows suit. Nice balance. Medium body with modest carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Really nice. Hit the spot.