joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle. It pours a dark brown color with a nice khaki head. The aroma has notes of cocoa powder, tobacco and freshly turned earth. The flavor is similar and pretty dry with spent coffee grounds. It’s smooth on the palate with noticeable bitterness balanced nicely by some dirty roasted malt. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Craft Brewers Conference - 2102 Ratman197 (14842) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin tan head. Nice dark malt nutty flavor this was a very nice brew.
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, coffee, nuts, cocoa and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, roastiness, coffee, light earthiness and light nuts with a smooth lingering cocoa finish. bytemesis (8411) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 30, 2012
On tap at Yosemite Lodge. I have to be careful not to overblow this review since I had mine after a long hike, and it was a most welcome beverage. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a medium off-white head and good lacing. Strong aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and a little chocolate. Taste mimics the aroma, with a creamy coffee mocha flavor. Slightly watery, but otherwise an extremely good offering. bigabe (194) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Yes. Body of a heavy porter, but the nutty goodness of a brown. This beer is huge, but drinkable. Lots of nutty, woody, earthy brown ale notes in here, with a little booze tinge to warm. I love it.
peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2012 Bottle. Dark brown pour with a frothy tan head. Aroma is lighr coffee, roasted malt, and a light nutty character before a slight sweet malt finish. Taste is light coffee with chocolate and a somewhat generic nutty brown ale flavor and some minimal roast. Mouthfeel is light and lacking definition. Not bad but the flavor profile was a bit loose. BlackEyePA (573) - USA - FEB 23, 2012
Really well made and tasty. Real espresso/choco flavor. Nutty with a good palate.aftertaste ratio. I would drink this all night. Slightly heavy but great. deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 18, 2012
A - pours dark brown with some low tan head, lacing.
S - aromas toasted malts, dark chocolate, toffee, caramel.
M - light slightly syrupy body. High lovely carb. Slightly dry middle.. Lingering malty ending.
T - toasted malts, light alcohol on the nose, chocolate and caramel malts on the palate. Lingering sweet vinous malty ending.
O - good stout-like, coffee toffee. 6+ Phro68 (5) - Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2012 does not count
Great coffee aroma to this beer and a smooth finish. I dont think i agree with the bartenders description of a "Guinness like" beer, but very good. I would definitely have another. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a deep, hazed, chestnut hued brown body. Near black. A small off-white head that is somewhat slow to fade. Aromas are nutty, sawdust, cola, brown sugar, hazelnut, really dry, brown malt (seems). Dry, roasty, leathery, tobacco. Flavors are roasty, leathery, nutty, chocolate, fudge. A bit of coffee. A bit of an odd, lactic twang. That said it is tasty. Really malty, brown sugar (yet dry). Brown malt? Overall its pretty tasty. Lighter carbonation. Dry for what it is, lighter bodied. Good and nutty, roasty with lasting duration of flavors.