bytemesis (9231) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 19, 2016
Tap. Pours clear mahogany, medium tan head, good lacing. Aroma is roasty, lactose. Flavor is light plus sweet,, light bitter, lactose sugars, roasty. Lightish body. hayduke (5677) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass was black with a light tan cap of foam. Nose of chocolate and coffee. Medium in body. Flavor was rich with roasted malts and shows lots of the chocolate and coffee. Smooth and bitter chocolate finish. Darn nice. Sledutah (7838) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2014
GABF 2014 XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste of roasted malts and milk chocolate
On tap at GABF 2013, big roasted malt and had a nice lactose taste, decent beer. daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Super dark pour, beige head. Sweet lacto aroma, milk chocolate, chocolate bread. Flavor is sweet and lacto forward(as expected)cocoa, roast. One of the 2 decent beers here.
BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours with a near black body with a large tan head and good lace. Aromas are dusty, cocoa, roast, light coffee, bready, medium esters and earthy. Flavors show medium earth, leather, soil, toasty, bitter, medium roast, light lactose and a hint of anise. Some lingering coffee, medium bubbles with a fuller body. Pretty good, but for their darker beers, the Java Porter gets my vote.