Tmoney99 (15120) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle. Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that was mostly lasting and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Standout drinkable brew.
kermis (14958) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2013
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Really excellent for the low ABV. HenrikSoegaard (14704) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Nice roasted notes Moderate bitter wonderfull flavor. Very roasted. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2010
22 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours black with a very dark brown medium sized dense creamy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, chocolate, cocoa, more chocolate, roasted malts, bitter leaf and citrus hop finish. Taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, leafy hops and a bit of a lactic note. Medium bodied and quite smooth. This is a hit. As much as I can’t stand Rogue the company, their beer is starting to win me over. Slowly. Dogbrick (14316) - 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.
Lubiere (14247) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
A deep deep dark lager with a thick frothy dark brown head. In aroma, interesting mix of soy sauce, chocolate malt, caramel, quite nice. In mouth, a nice sweetish chocolate with peated notes, coffee grind, lightly smoked, quite nice. Bomber. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2009
22oz bottle. Medium tan head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, bittersweet chocolate/cocoa. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, bittersweet chocolate, some burnt, grassy, light sourness. Smooth medium body, low carbonation. BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
Bottle shared by jbye4334. Pours opaque with a moderate, brown, frothy head. Aroma is moderate dark malt, dark chocolate bitterness, smoke, oak, and light fruity esters with some dark fruit (prunes, raisins). Flavor is moderate dark malt with dark chocolate, prunes, oak, smoke, raisins, and bitter hops. Full bodied, smooth texture, and high carbonation. Christian (13927) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2012
Fanø Summer Slumber Party - 2012. Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of licorice and tar, hard roasted malts and a touch of ink. Dry and roasted flavour with ash and charcoal. Camons (13502) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours black with a tan head, leaviing nice lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, bacon, smoke. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, smoke, bacon. Thin body, lively carbonation, ends dry and nicely refreshing. 160512