Headbanger (4020) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2009
12oz bottle 5/27/09 (Purchased at Brewpub)-Pours a lighter black with a small loose tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste of the same with the chocolate and a bitterness come across on the back end. This medium bodied brew is not bad and I was quite surprised. badgerben (5285) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle, thanks to Skyview. Black color with a medium head. Very light roasted barley aroma. Dry malt taste. Light coffee and cocoa flavors. A bit metallic. Overall decent. gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Had this one bottled, thanks Dad! Thick, coal black pour with a thin, rapidly dissipating light brown head, a good, nutty and malty nose, and a flavor of roasted almonds, sweet coffee, and chocolate malts. Smooth and slightly bitter finish. Not bad! MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. very light malt aroma. Light to the palate. weak malt taste with a metalic finish. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Varied aroma of chocolate, nuts, vanilla, and a hint of butter. Poured a dark brown color with orange highlights. The head was tan. Medium bodied and dry. The flavor was roastier than I had expected based on the nose and there was a nice nutty note. Pretty good beer.
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Hmm....I see that there’s a bit of disagreement about this brew. When I sat down at this overwrought pretentious tourist trap, I wasn’t expecting much. The first few sips of this dark brown bordering on black porter--served in a plastic cup for Christ’s sake--didn’t immediately dispel my misgivings. But as I sipped through the brew the lightly sweetened chocolate set against the coffee and thick oaty/nutty base against the mild lactose sweetness grew on me. yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Thanks Mullman for sharing. Very strange, odd taste and mouthfeel. Couldn’t get past the acidity and alcaseltzer to get any flavor. A shipwreck for sure for me. kyzr (1593) - Montana, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle thanks to skyview. Dark pour with brown head. Roasted, nutty nose. Flavor is roasted, caramel malt, with a touch of molasses. Very carbinateed. Very light body for the style. Rather straight forward, clean finish. beastiefan2k (4073) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2007
12oz bottle shared by mullman. Pours with a black and a tan head. The beer is roast, caramel, light diacetyl, and light infection, Nice way to cover the not-to-dos in beer. Has that infection fizzy mouthfeel. JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Near black with a lid of light tan/khaki bubbles. Hints of dark caramel, molasses and roasted malts. Quite water in feel. Thin flavors as well. Flavors of lightly burnt toast and touch of cocoa.