jandd1983 (4604) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2013 edgallow (4473) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and some pine. Taste of caramel, citrus and a nice bitterness.
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Sampled at the brewpub. It poured a dark color with an off-white head. The aroma was of sweet malts, chocolate and hops. The taste was a little bitter dark chocolate, coffee, some sort of fruit and hops/burnt malts. Very well done. csaso (2321) - Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Tap - good size tan colored thick head, practically black color, fair sized citrus hop aroma and flavor, very mild roast character, pretty good although would have liked a little more strength in the hops kwoeltje (2234) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2012
(tap at brewpub) black with small tan head. Aroma of roast malt, coffee, some citrus hops. Strykzone (7658) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Sampled at the brewpub. Very dark beer. An aroma of roasted notes, chocolate, coffee, and citrus. In a nutshell that was also the flavor profile. Balance among those was pretty decent and they changed places occasionally. A bit of grass and earth snuck in once in a while. Often this style has black licorice flavors but not this one. This was their most robust beer that I tried. It is nice.
RobertDale (6848) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 13, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Comes very dark brown with a small biege head. Aroma of roast, hops, and coffee. Taste is similar. Some alcohol presence. Good. rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2012
UPDATED: APR 4, 2016 At the brewpub. Hop heads may be a bit underwhelmed as the hops aren’t exploding all over the place but the hops are still strongly present and balance nicely with the malt. Not overly burnt tasting like some black beers. The strength sneaks up on you. Can’t quite place what stood out other than all around good. I quite enjoyed this. Serving: Tap