GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Dark mohogany pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, licorice. Taste is sweet, roasted malt., dark fruit, chalky. The flavor sticks with you. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruit. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, and coffee. 60minuteman (1680) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Dark pour, beige head. Thick. Rich and roasted chocolate, coffee, toffee flavor with notes of caramel and oak. Robust. Nice. A little thin. Tastes much less than 8.5%. I am pleasantly surprised by that. tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep brown thin tan head that quickly disappears. Nose is toffee, chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, toffee, some sherry. Medium mouthfeel. jrodooo5 (1637) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Good pour w/ a very nice aroma but the flavor doesn’t quite match up. It had a cool dark pour w/ reddish hues & a big tan head that slowly fades. The aroma is an enticing blend of toffee & caramel. The flavor is smooth but just not as complex as I hoped. Still a very solid beer overall tho!
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle. Dark copper with tan head. Strawberry, raspberry and caramel aromas. Berry fruits with a slightly sour finish. Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and molasses. A dark bown pour with rubby highlights, no head or lacing. The taste is very malt forward. Roasted malts, a touch of bitter coffee, and a molasses finish. A grainy aftertaste remains. Medium to med-light body with medium carbonation. Overall, a nice robust roasty flavor up frontwhich disappointingly gives way to sweet molasses finish. I also wish it had a little more body. UncleKorm (1312) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle poured a deep dark brown hue w/ small frothy tan head and some lacing. Big sweet and licorice aromas. Initial flavor is bold sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are licorice, dark roast malt, red wine, port, toffee, and coffee. Full bodied, soft carbonation, and a dry tannin finish. hfmejias (1282) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Dark brown with little white head. Aroma of raisins, roasted malts and caramel. Taste of malts nice bitterness (just enough) well balanced with hints of chocolate and caramel. It starts quite sweet but it gets this nice bitterness towards the end which makes it very drinkable and enjoyable. Very decent. sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2012
12oz bottle from Discount Liquor. Pours a dark brown color with an off white head. Aroma is chocolate, roasty, coffee. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, Malty, cereal, coffee, roasty, some dark fruit, with a light, malty finish. Not bad, but nothing special.