TheBeerGod (6253) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle. Black pour with a medium, dense brown head. Strong aroma is roasted malt, and hops. The malt seems to be overcoming the hops. Soft dark chocolate as well. Taste is big roasted malt with lesser hop notes. Lots of dark chocolate and coffee here as well. Body is medium-full with a bubbly, but creamy carbonation. Ends with a touch more pronounced hoppiness but with big roasted malt and coffee notes, light chocolate and burnt caramel. alexsdad06 (10636) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2010
22 oz. bottle via trade. Pours a clear dark brown color with a small beige head. The aroma is a nice blend of hops and malts: roasted malt, cocoa , citrus, and hints of pine resin. The flavor has a dark roasted malt base, with bittersweet chocolate, hints of black coffee and an overall mild sweetness. The hops provide moderate bitterness with citrus and pine standing out. The finishes is dry with more roasted malt. Medium bodied and somewhat smooth mouthfeel. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle from Vintage Cellar on 03/06/2010. Somewhat hazy brown body with a small frothy tan head. Roast and chocolate aroma with a good floral background. Big floral and resiny hop flavor with a chocolate and roast background. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Dark brown black pour with a off white head. Aroma is pennies, metallic, vegetal. Flavor os acrid bitter astringent. Some malt notes, a little hop. Not good. Palidor19 (3193) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2010
a bit too strong where they need more flavor. the malts are a strong yet astringent it and the hops are notice yet not anything special for this type of beer. it has a sweet flavor of chocolate malts but the hoppiness brings a great amount of palate fatigue.
nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2010
The aroma is very toasted and hoppy with coffee, and chocolate. The appearance is dark brown with a tan head. The taste is very near the aroma but with an astringent finish. The palate is smooth. Overall this is pretty good. BrianDorry55 (361) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle sample. Pours brown with a small beige head. Aroma is mollasses, and nuts. Flavor is mollasses and hops. Medium bodied...its alright. steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2010 4oz sample. Pours a dark brown with a little brown head. Aroma is sweet caramel, malty with some hoppyness. A little mollasas to the taste. With a bit of hoppiness and caramel. Palate is decent with medium mouthfeel and a decent finish overall a decent beer. Tmoney99 (14846) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear dark brown color with a minimal frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate earthy hop and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
@PilsnerPeters-22oz bottle-pours an off white head and brown color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate, earthy. Taste is dark malt-chocolate, earthy, some hops bite.