JBoan (177) - Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2013 lovibond (115) - New York, USA - NOV 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Full-bodied, nicely roasty without being sharply so. Lots of malt. A slight off-flavor I cannot place detracted. I also found this interesting with a bit of Redstone Raspberry Nectar mead mixed in -- what a treat!
On tap @ Papago. Pours opaque black with thin brown head. Smell is coffee, chocolate, malt, some nuts and dark fruit. Taste is coffee, toasted malt and nuts, chocolate and faint dark fruit shines through in the finish. Medium bodied dry beer. Decent brew. kaser (6382) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
A draft of this poured at Papago Brewing. Pitch black with brown tiny head. Coffee and wheat backbone. Really good RobertDale (6856) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Comes dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and some dark fruits. Dry and sweet. Very good. phaleslu (10673) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Draft at Papago, served in a pint glass. One of only two beers of theirs on as they prepare for a Belgian fest. Pours a deep, dark brown with some amber highlights and a beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, earth, toasted nuts, and a hint of brown sugar. Same goes for the flavor. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a bit of a flat, roasty mouthfeel. Like cold coffee. ABV is nowhere to be found. Not bad. DiarmaidBHK (5921) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Draft at Papago. Pours dark brown with a thin khaki head. Not a lot on the nose. Slight roasted quality in the tongue. Pretty boring and nondescript I’m sorry to say.
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2012
A black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of smoke malt with some dark fruits. The taste of sweet dark fruits, some smoke and tabacco. The aftertaste is sweet with bitter. Tmoney99 (14985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Draft. Pours black color with a moderate frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted dark chocolate malt, earthy and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark chocolate bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This beer exceeded my expectations.
DuffMan (10667) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
On tap @ Papago in AZ. Listed an American black ale, so I was expecting a black IPA. It isn’t. Dark brown, opaque but with tawny highlights. Aroma is principally coffee and roast. Flavours of coffee, burnt malt, with a sweet sarsaparilla note. Finishes nice and dry. No hint of the ABV. Well done. cubs (10717) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Tap @ Papago. Black appearance with a light brown head. Roasty, a touch charred, sweet anise aroma. Earthy, burnt chocolate, roasty malty flavor. musinj6 (510) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Pours opaque black with small head that quickly diminishes. . Mild carbonation and chewy palate. Very little hop influence. Moderate finish. Roasted malt with hints of coffee. Very drinkable porter. I like it!