Lou109 (4) - - JUN 11, 2014 does not count
Appearance is a very dark black with thin white rim around the glass. Aroma of dark roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, slight bitterness. Taste is really good, strong chocolate and coffee notes with a light burn. Really good, definitely malty and bitter, nicely done. A fav yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Grumpy Troll Amnesia looks like it’s the darkest brown ever, with a thin, frothy mocha head with oily bubbles on top. It smells like chocolate-covered raisins and sweet malt. In the mouth, it’s creamy, chewy and medium-full bodied with a soft finish. There are deep flavors of raisin and prune, dark, sweet bread and Dr. Pepper. It’s very rich and enjoyable. iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 11, 2008
22oz bomber, no date from badbeer, who picked it up at the brewpub on 8/30/08, I think. Thanks Mike! Deep ruby with a big three finger beige head, fantastic retention, albeit a tad overcarbonated? Roasted malt and cold coffee are dominant and clean smelling. Some sweet caramel and toffee notes are next, with some toasted malt rounding it out. Slightly metallic as well, but in a lager way.Kinda reminds me of Smuttynose’s version thus far. Flavor gets a little bit fruity (dark fruits) with not too much roast, but plenty of chocolate and caramel notes coming forth. The flavor does get roastier as it finishes. Bitterness peaks at a 2-3, and the alcohol is masked quite well. Full body with low to moderate carbonation. I think I’m going to be the highest rating here, as I think it’s terribly underrated. Must’ve gotten a good bottle! Never have managed to get up to Mount Horeb while it was on tap, though. noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Dark brown pour with a finger of creamy tan head, only temporary lace. Rich chocolate aroma with some underlying smoke. First sip is a all chocolate malts and deliciously creamy. As the beer opens up, the roast malts develop more character, a lot of dark fruits here, cherries and raisins, and an underlying sweetness. Somewhat of a generalized fruitiness even to the basic malt backbone. This is kind of a chocolate banana split rendered it beer form. Full bodied, smooth, creamy. Overall rocking. arkurzynski (2456) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2010
On tap at the pub. Deep black brown appearance with a light head that settles back into the beer. Great aroma - coffee, toffee, roasted malts, molasses, brown sugar. Taste mimics the aroma and is full and extremely smooth. Residual bitterness and coffee flavor. I would highly recommend trying if you go.
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2017
At brewpub. Quite nice, yes, very drinkable for the strength, Not as full of dried fruity flavors, but then I see it was with lager yeast. Serving: Tap CanIHave4Beers (4209) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2010
On tap at the brew pub. This pours a deep black or deep ruby when held up to the light, with little to no head to speak of save the little ring of bubbles around the outside of the glass. The aroma is fresh deep roasted coffee with a bit of licorice and some deep charred oak with a light floral thing going on in the back ground. The flavor is dominated by a nice licorice and roasty coffee thing. There is a mild hop zing with notes of raisin and brighter fruity characteristics as well. Pretty excellent. andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Enjoyed on tap as part of a sampler at Grumpy Troll in Mt. Horeb, WI. Appearance is a very dark black with thin white rim around the glass. Aroma of dark roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, slight bitterness. Taste is really good, strong chocolate and coffee notes with a light burn. Really good, definitely malty and bitter, nicely done. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Growler, courtesy of Badbeer. The aroma has mild dark fruit notes, roasted malts and chocolate. Not intensely concentrated aromatics, but nice. The body is a fairly full black, but there are some mild dark ruby and brown hues if held directly to the light. The head starts full and thick, about a thumb, and is a dark tan color. Bitter roasted fore followed by chocolate and stewed dark fruits. Very thick and creamy mouth feel. I’d like a little more range and intensity in the fruit notes, but ont he whole this is pretty damn tasty. heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Thanks for sharing, csbosox. The body was black with a light khaki head. The aroma was dark chocolate with some dank raisins. There was also some bread crust. The taste was lightly roasted with some subtle coffee. There was also some light anise. A nicely done Baltic porter. It’s good to see Grumpy Troll is continuing their new solid line up.