kramer (6990) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2017 beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Thirsty Monk. Jet black pour with a large brown head. Scent is coffee, chocolate and roasted malt.. Thick taste of chocolate, wood and sugar with coffee and vanilla.
Pours a flat black body with a one finger foamy brown head that faded to a thin film. The nose is heavy dark chocolate and roasted malt with some coffee and dark fruits. The flavor is pretty intense on the roast, chocolate, and coffee with a moderate hop bitterness. Pretty thick and viscous on the palate with light soft carbonation. The alcohol seems to catch up pretty heavy on the finish. Definitely a slow sipper kinda beer. A lot of flavor in here, but its maybe a little overboard with the intensity. Glad this is a 12 oz bottle. drpimento (3982) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2017
Mainly what I get in aroma is black patent malt and molasses not the coffee or Cocoa. Flavors better I do pick up some of the coffee though it’s not too fresh and Cocoa. its nice and roasty good body and fairly drinkable. No sign of the strength so far. Good finish. Dogbrick (14510) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2017 Sample at the new tap room. Inky black color with a medium creamy tan head that diminishes gradually to a film. Aroma of roast malt, coffee and chocolate. Medium to full body with flavors of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. The finish is roasty with a coffee and malt aftertaste. Above average overall. drfabulous (9215) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Draught at brewery. Dark and roasty with some subtle chocolate and cherry notes. Nice. Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2016
12oz bottle from trade. Pours black with a finger of creamy dark tan head. Aroma of rich caramel, chocolate, roasted malts, sweet dark fruit, soy sauce, and some booziness. Taste of black charred malts, burnt coffee, bittersweet chocolate, earth, and a vanilla/caramel finish.
kevinsenn (2404) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Dark fruit and roasty aroma. Nice dark fruit taste with berries, chocolate, and coffee. Dry roasty bitter finish. Tasty. slowrunner77 (13912) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 5, 2016
Complex malt character between dark roast, chocolate, bitterness and dark fruits. Drank smooth but a slightly harsher finish. JStax (7519) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle pour at the source. The beer is a thick brown with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has licorice and burnt toffee. Some caramel and raisin as well. More of a bitter stout. Big body and lower carbonation. Emeister84 (2723) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Dark cherry, chocolate, nutty, woodsy. Black with a somewhat lasting beige head. Dry, earthy, deep roasty bitterness. Full bodied. HellesBunny666 (243) - Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Slightly smoky and coffee aromas. Chocolate, vanilla, oak, roasty, a little sweetness from the vanilla beans. Dry.