jtclockwork (17604) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours black with tan head. Nose of smoke and chocolate. Taste of smoke, chocolate and anise. Some licorice. Stine (1801) - 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! wickedpete (636) - 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. jimhilt (2633) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Pours a three-fingered light brown head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Deep mahogany almost black color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Roasted chocolate nose. Flavor is roasted chocolate and balanced. $7.99 for a 22 oz bottle from Capital Convenience Concord, NH. jeremytoni (3085) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2008
From a bottle poured brown/black with a good amount of head. Nice dark malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.
theisti (4237) - Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2008
22 oz bottle courtesy of mcox90. Pour is deep black with ruby highlights with great settling and a pretty 1 inch tan head. Aroma of not much really, some faint roasted maltiness. Taste reveals more character than the nose - the roasty-smoky malt and some prune fruitiness. Finish has some hay and grass. Palate thinnish, drying. Super easy drinking beer I could drink a million of these in a session. Thanks Michael. tjthresh (1872) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Bomber shared by theisti. Pour a sort of Coke brown with a tan head. Sort of a pilsner aroma with touches of roast and some herbal hops. The flavor is light, but shows off some chocolate flavors and good roasted notes. Medium body with a ashy dry finish. High carbonation. Really an ejoyable beer. Very sessionable. Thanks Tim. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Pours a mostly opaque dark mahogany with a thin, wispy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel and roasted malt with a touch of noble hops and dark chocolate. Body starts fairly full and semi-sweet with a good roasty dark malty flavor balanced with subtle bittering hops before a drier, smooth finish. Pretty true to style and very drinkable. HogTownHarry (7084) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - DEC 1, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 Bottle (22oz). Shared by blankboy with me, garthicus and GregClow. Deep clear ruby with a smallish fizzy-creamy tan head. Oily, roasty malt aroma, hints of light peat and/or smoke, quite nutty. The taste - lovely - smooth and somewhat light, but a terrific balance of dry smoke, light creamy/minty bitterness and tame near-burnt roast malt. Average of body, slick, only mildly carbonated, with a whisper of astringency from the smokiness - only a medium-length finish to this one, but overall a solid, solid effort, very drinkable. blankboy (7860) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2008
<i>My bottle (650ml) shared with GregClow, HogTownHarry & garthicus.</i> Pours a very deep ruby-brown with a small diminishing tan head. Aroma of smoked meat, roasted malt and a hint of chocolate. Nice creamy, malty and smoky flavour with a light roasty bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Quite good, I really liked it.