BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
MiBGWF 2009: Deep brown with a minimal head and no lace. The aroma has notes of walnuts, smoky charred malts, grassy hops, vanilla and chocolate. The taste has a twangy fruit and herbal hop profile with a nutty and chocolate background. Some coffee upon the finish. The mouth feel is smmoth and thin. Simply okay and somewhat a disappointment, hardly robust.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown pour and lingering brown head. The aroma was roasted barley malt, caramel, chocolate, and coffee. Flavors similarly...chocolate, coffee, caramel all on top of some very dark roasted barley malt. Lightly bitter finish...somewhat marred by an overly watery mouthfeel and lack of creaminess I was hoping for.
Tmoney99 (14196) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at HopCat.
Poured dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Medium body and smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium roasted bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
This beer met my expectations.