Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
22oz bottle from Windmill Farms. Pours a deep, viscous midnight black with a big frothy chocolate head, nice lacing left on the glass. Big nose of roasted malts, bittersweet coffee, cocoa dust and some lingering coffee grounds. Very creamy on the palate with bittersweet chocolate and deep roasted malts. Finishes with medium hop bitterness then turns a little watery, that was the only downside to this brew. carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2010
on tap at rogue brewery in portland. didn’t like it as much as the other first growth brew, but still pretty good roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Pours an opaque black color with a huge amount of froathy bubbly dark brown head that cascades down the sides of the glass like a bubbly waterfall. Looks delicious! Aroma is dry roasted barley, slight jerky smokiness, and a bit of baking chocolate. Flavor is velvety smooth, dry and smokey, but not overpowering. Nice bitter roasted malt flavor. Overall this one is definitely a winner. Braudog (6804) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Bottle. Exceptionally beautiful pour -- pitch black, with a rolling top of dark tan foam. Big chocolate-milk aroma. Very stout-like, this delivers a rollickingly delicious mash-up of dark beer flavors -- roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, and a nice sweet, grassy bitter finish. Outstanding. (#3838, 2/13/2010) GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Bottle. Poured an opaque black color. The head was thick and foamy with good retention an lacing. It was brown with an orange hue. Very nice looking beer in the glass. The nose was of chocolate, roast, and hay. Medium to full bodied and delicately sweet with mild bitterness. Velvety mouth feel. The flavor included elements of chicory, dark chocolate, roasted malt and a bit of tobacco. Pretty tasty for a schwarzbier.
portableparty (2379) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Bomber to snifter. Aroma is burnt coffee chocolate and malt. Appearance is very very dark brown black in color with a dark tan head. Taste is a rich body with burnt coffee and coco with a creamy malt taste that finishes very dry. Palate chaulky medium full body that finishes very dry. I was quite surprised with this one I was not excpecting this to be as black as it was nor was I excpecting the full flavor that I got either. A very tasty black beer. Ratman197 (15224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of charcoal, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, earthiness and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of charcoal, roasted malt, coffee, earthiness, bitter chocolate and a hint of pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish. vyvvy (6639) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Pours very dark, close to black, with a large soapy brown head. The aroma has dark creamy malt, dark chocolate, dark caramel and light spice. Medium / light crisp body with flowing frothy lightly sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with dark roasted malt that has some char, some slight spiciness that seems to be from hops and some cocoa. The finish has light fruitiness, more char and a delightful smoothness to everything. This is quite a great beer. markas101 (2489) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2010
65 cl bottle, Fargo, ND, USA. Deep dark chocolate appearance, thick spotty head that quickly settles down. Powdered chocolate nose, some burnt coal and a nice bitterness that sweetens at the end. Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Sample at Rogue Ales Distillery & Public House. The beer pours nearly black with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Strong roasty aroma consisting of coffee and malt, plus some dark chocolate. Full body with flavors of charred malt, coffee, cocoa and hops. The finish is dry and roasty with a mocha aftertaste. Very good overall.