AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Black color with tan head. Chocolate syrup, earthy kelp, black malt aromas. medium body. Chocolate, kelp, saline flavors with lightly astringent burnt malt--not bad. sloth (2906) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Thin whispy tan head thats short lived. An almost blac body cept for a little ruby hue shining through. Nose is chocolate, light roast, berries. Body is almost medium, thin on the palate with a lazy carbonation. Flavors of chocolate, light roast, cocoa, caramel and faint coffee. Finish is almost dry, lightly roasty. Bottle procured @statelineliquors. CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Mac’s on West Peachtree. They always seem to get the Heavy Seas stuff before anyone else. Khaki colored head is rather fluffy, at least, for a few minutes. It seems to be fading away. Opaque black body. Looks decent, but I am thinking this beer is a wee bit specious. Heavy roast aroma, with subtle touches of coffee. Ash tray aroma is coming through as well. Damn, that roast flavor is insane, almost to the point where I am finding it bad. A one-dimensional aroma i.e. the roast is just overshadowing everything. The beer is pungent, but it isn’t very interesting. Coffee is a slightly noticed in the flavor. Coffee grounds, and roast are dominating the flavor. An almost milky texture. At first, I was disappointed with the Mutiny Fleet series, and then towards the Autumn/Winter I was beginning to feel slightly pleased and impressed, but now I am convinced they are starting to pull the wool over my eyes, so I don’t see how mediocre their "special" beers really are. Lots of roast, with a decent ABV = me getting drunk (I have had other stuff today), and that is about it. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Tap at RFD. Pours nearly jet black with with small, gray head that has okay to little retention and miniature lacing. Aroma of brown sugar, bittersweet chocolate. Rich, coating mouthfeel. Lots of semisweet chocolate then turns a bit ashy/dirty in the finish. Fairly thin bodied for an RIS- could be a richer schwarzbier. Chalky mouthfeel. This style is starting to bore me.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 4, 2010
Pours black with a thin foamy tan head. Notes of foamy roast, coffee, wine, smokey phenols and vanilla. Full to heavy bodied, lightly oily with smooth carbonation. A bit thin, with some strange vegetable/fruit aromas. I guess it could be worse.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
DocLock (10702) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Date: March 19, 2010
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Appearance: black, fine beige head, spidery lace patterns
Aroma: light roasted and dark chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, fruity esters add a rich ripe fruit character, touch of phenolic spicyness, dark chocolate adds a bit of bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours dark brownish black w 1f ow head. Nose is a bit odd, dark malt, heavy hops, dark choc, some funk and tart blackberry. Tastes dark malty, with choc, hops, blackberry, and port notes. Gets hoy late, not terribly complex, and acquires a somewhat odd finishing flavor. Meh. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2010
nose is pure chocolate chip cookie dough, with just a touch of lacto sourness. Flavor is quite sweet, lots of cookie dough again, lactic yogurt, light coffee w/ cream. Finishes chalky. beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Pours kind of dark. This beer is not an imperial stout in my opinion, a stout but not an imperial one. Dark malts, chocolate, plum, raisins on the nose. Cream, chocolate, vanilla, slight coffee in the palate. Not all that great of an imperial stout. tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Nose is as flat as the body, really looking for more. Taste is fairly beaten up by oxidation, no real chocolate flavors, flavors of raisin and cardboard. not as bad as I make it out to be, but really doesnt have what I was looking for.