djones (121) - Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Deep dark brown coloration with a foamy tan head. body is medium and the feel is smooth with some sweetness. caramel, chocolate, toffee, raisin flavors. roasted finish. great beer. sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2008
a bit sweet but this is balanced by the hops. nice dark color with dark sugars and chocolate in the nose. PilsnerPeter (3046) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle: Cola appearance with an off white ring for head. Mild coffee roast in the aroma along with cocoa. Slick body with a roasted flavor and a sour dough touch. Later earthy twig and cocoa roast in the finish. Simple, but solid. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Really dark with lots of chocolate in the aroma with a super smooth mouthfeel. Flavors is really hoppy with burnt caramel and toffee. Short on the finish though. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
on tap-pours a foamy tan head and dark brown color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate. Taste is dark malt-chocolate/roasty, some hops bite, yeast. OK carbonation.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 5, 2008
black, tinged red. caramel in the nose, some roast. body is pretty thin. caramel malts up front, and another just-barely noticable presence of roast in the finish. not bad. not great. wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Thanks to Aaron for this one. Cola brown color. Aroma has chocolate and fruit. Coating sweet layer on the tongue and hints of chocolate. Stine (1782) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle. Very thin caramel color brown pour to a hollow black body. Cinnamon sugar, honey, root beer candies, and licorice aroma. Sugary, and sticky. Similar, syrupy root beer candy flavor; some peppery earthy bitterness, maple syrup. Chewy medium roasted coffee, some chocolate, black licorice; flavor profile is basic, but built well. Medium palate; soft and oily. Finishes with lengthy cola-like residual sugars. Pleasant stuff. Thanks Aaron! argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2008
(22oz bottle) Small beige head atop clear cola body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cola, caramel, some roast, cherry, light coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some coffee/roast, chocolate, light cola, cherry. Smooth medium body with low carbonation, light stickiness. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 30, 2008
22oz bottle, courtesy of argo0. Pours a dark, clear cola-brown color; thin off-white head with patchy fine-bubbled lacing. Cola and pleasant amounts of roasted malts and chocolate in the aroma; a touch of burnt malts. Medium mouthfeel: roasted malts, burnt / charred notes, dark chocolate and some smooth nougat character; a touch of smoke in there as well; a decent schwarz. Medium finish: roasted malts, chocolate, and some dry toasty malts.