Travlr (24315) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle. Deep opaque brown color, coaxed beige head with solid lacing. Huge chocolate aroma. Taste is coffee grounds, espresso. Thin to medium body. Very nice. Ratman197 (14692) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle drank at 5280’ (possibly too high) poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee and cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, coffee, bakers cocoa and earthiness with a smooth lingering dark roast coffee finish. Tmoney99 (14377) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium dark sweet flavor with medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft beer. Drake (13654) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2012
12 ounce bottle, winter sampler, from Harris Teeter Barracks Charlottesville. Pours a clear dark brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roast and dusty notes. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts and a bitter roast finish. Mild hoppiness. Medium bodied. Simple, but quite nice. Dogbrick (12936) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Dark brown color with a medium frothy beige head that diminishes quickly to a film. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and slight hops. Light body with flavors of chocolate malt, mild coffee and a touch of hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle. Milk chocolate malt and light ash aroma. Dark brown with moderate tan head. Dark chocolate malt and mildly bitter herbal flavor. Pretty good. DocLock (10659) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid dark brown with 1-finger frothy tan head. Nose is rich choc malt, cacao, mild coffee and hops. Tastes of heavy coffee, choc malt, on the dry side, with finishing hops and jalapeno oily coffee flavor. Pretty rich for a Saranac offering, with a charred finish. Comes off like a hoppy dry stout. alexsdad06 (10284) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2014
12 oz bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours brown to dark brown with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, earth, so me ash. Body is a bit thin, otherwise not bad. blipp (9172) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Roasted malts, toasted grains, light nutty notes, and a quick roasty finish. Decent. JaBier (7871) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours darkest brown to black with a medium tan head. Nose consisting of malt, licorice, chocolate and roast. Malty flavor with molasses and chocolate before a roasty finish.