Ronritter (768) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2017 camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth winter brew. Chocolate flavor. Nice mellow aftertaste and toasted malt flavor
pours amber with brown head. Flavor is chocolate and cola. Sweet and slight rye spiciness. drpimento (3669) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2017
This beer is not quite what I expected. In aRoma, I do pick up some Cocoa, no raisins and oddly a hint of creosote in the background. Appearance’s an opaque brown black, short-lived head and a little lace. Flavor’s also mild, smooth, balanced, some cocoa, a bit of roast, slightly on the sweet side. Nice finish. Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Big fluffy brown head. Flavor is chocolate and cola. Sweet and slight rye spiciness to it. Slightly salty gopherfan99 (1942) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Tap; pours dark brown with a tan head; aroma is sweet with dark fruits, chocolate, caramel, and a hint of malt; taste is has a little bit of sweetness with chocolate, dark fruits, and caramel; finish is light roast with a hint of bitterness; nice beer GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Ad dark reddish pour. It’s on the sweet side, but very smooth. A good dose of chocolate to it. I bought a growler.
Travlr (25177) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Can sample. Pretty much black color, brown head. Aroma of raisin, toffee, licorice. Taste is roasty coffee, raisins. Rich and sweet. tedovertu (297) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Really tasty winter ale. Notes of brown sugar and some coriander. Dark appearance with dark tan head that quickly dissipates. Good sipper on very cold days. Not a good summer beer. Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2015
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29 May 2015, can. brown. Nose is nutty vanilla and chocolate. Ned/thin body and mildly fizzy. Dark toast, spices. Nice enough. rosskyle (733) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2015
Midnight black color with a minimal head. Sweet cocoa aroma. Sweet chocolate aroma. Good after dinner beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bytemesis (8537) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 3, 2015
Can. Pours opaque black with a medium tan head that lasts a while and laces well. Aroma is spice-forward, too spiced. Underlying notes of chocolate, toffee, and dark fruits. Flavor is pretty sweet, heavy malty, lots of dark sugars and fruitcake fruits, along with vanilla and a touch of maraschino cherry. Cinnamon and other spices; thankfully no clove. Medium body. A bit overboard, IMO.