deyholla (11718) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Bottle at the brewpub. Pours black with a creamy brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has a good amount of earthy pine hops with a dark roasted malts and a bit of coffee. Flavor has an earthy pine note up front with a strong roasted malt note and a bit of bitter chocolate. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Draft at the Ale House. Pours a deep brown-near black with a tan head. Nose has some faint roast and a strong citrusy hop quality. Some resiny notes as well, hint of caramel. On tasting, it is intensely bitter, accentuated by some astringency from the roasted grains. Some sweet caramel does come through but this is more bitter than anything. Some citrusy hops kind of balance but not really. Decent. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Pitch black body with a tall foamy creamy tan head. The head lasts a long time and laces like Guinness. Aromas of citrus, crisp Marris Otter, and some light black patent. The beer seems to simply get color and a dash of flavor from the black malt, as it isn’t overpowered by the black patent. Crisp citrus and pine hops. Bitter roast. Bitter palate is balanced with some sweetness and carbonation. Medium light body with a clean finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2011
On tap at Milwaukee Ale House. Poured deep brown with a sticky, smoked beige head.. looked good. The aroma picked up sweet chocolate and caramel malts with fresh pine and earthy hops around.. well-balanced. The flavor found milk chocolates and toasted brown malts at the core, with smoky notes, coffee, and earthy bitterness around.. a little odd, tacky stuff at the end.. solid. Medium-bodied and grainy on the palate with low-moderate bitterness.. this was a good drinker that I’d take another pint of. Tmoney99 (14601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Draft. Poured black color with a large frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted hop and malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium duration. Very good brew that I recommend to guys at the bar.