Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2015
On tap:The aroma consists of mild cocoa, roast, coffee, and a hint of burnt notes. It’s a dark brown with no transparency and two finger khaki head that has great retention before eventually fading to a thick film. There is some spotty webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of cocoa/chocolate. There’s some light roasted malt in the middle. The finish has some light burnt coffee. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Homer321 (5248) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Draft at source. Nose is lightly nutty with a creamy coffee sensation. Pitch black. Light brown head. Taste follows with a light chocolate and silkiness. Nice roastiness in the finish. Not bad. MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2006
came out ruby black with nice head and lacing. i’m excited to try something here with a little more to it but i guess this isn’t my day. roast on aroma and taste, thin and dry were the lasting impressions. i guess they’re content in brewing safe brew to appeal to the masses but i really wish they would have some fun. 1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Cedar Rapids, IA location. Pours to a translucent dark brown body with a fully lasting light brown head. The aroma is chocolate, pretty basic, light licorice. The flavor is light chocolate, heavy coffee, light licorice, decent taste. The palate is dry, roasted, medium bodied. glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Black with light brown head. Not bad. Lots of roasted malt taste. Smooth. I guess this is the best of their beers. Still not too good.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Tap at Maple Grove. Pours a creamy opaque black with a very creamy off-white head which lingers and leaves good lacing. Rather weak aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is a bit thin with roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, and very dry. Body is quite creamy almost fluffy. Decent. eager25 (6) - Independence, Iowa, USA - AUG 20, 2009 does not count
Nice dark color. Nutty and smooth with chocolate nose and a creamy long lasting head with a good mouth-feel. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Draft in MO. Pours a black body with a coffee head. Licorice with faint chocolate malt notes. Roast and coffee tones with a thin body and light char. Okay. anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2010
Draft @ Orland Park, IL location. Pours a black color with a small creamy tan head. Has a roasted sweetish malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish. seymour (2121) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Tasted on tap at brewpub, St Louis, Missouri, USA in standard pint glass. Opaque black color with thick, creamy beige head. Some head retention, little lace. True-to-style aromas and flavors. Balanced hops bitterness. Dark and thick. Fruity ale fermentation. Lingering bittersweet aftertaste. Tasty but unmemorable.