bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
(Hand-bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a black body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, soy, char, chocolate, and sausage. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and smoke. Dogbrick (12912) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Sample at 69 Taps in Akron. Pours brownish black with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing. Toasted malt and chocolate in the nose. Medium, dry body with flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. The finish is creamy and malty with a mildly bittersweet chocolate aftertaste. Decent overall. slowrunner77 (11912) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"@Sierra Nevada: not as big as i was expecting with the aroma...some chocolate, molasses, roasted malts, etc...but the flavor was huge. all of the above and licorice, alcohol, prunes/raisins, just big. it was quite tasty as it warmed up (what started out a little over sweet became more balanced near room temp). pretty black with some thin brown head and lacing, medium-full mouthfeel. a nice beer." j12601 (10891) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2010
On tap at Rattle n Hum during their Sierra Nevada event. Pours a dark brown to black with a thin to medium sized tan head. Sweet roast, plum, cocoa, and char on the nose. Chewy sweet malt and a bunch of cocoa. Medium bodied, very chewy. Sweet and smooth, lots of roast, cocoa, and big char as it warms up. bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Draft. Blackish beer with a tan head. Chocolate and sweet malt aroma. light roast and chocolate flavor with toffee and a light fruitiness. Medium-plus bodied. Toffee and light coffee/light roast lingers with light dark fruit.
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
Hand bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a small tan head and a deep brown body. Aroma is flowery, fruity esters, and some chocolate. Taste is tar, molasses and chocolate. Light carbonation. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2011
Draft @ Rattle ’N’ Hum SN event. Dark pour with a bit of tan head. Dark fruit,dark malt, toffee, caramel, some roasted aromas. Aging has made for some oxidation in the flavor, not a bad thing per say, dark fruits, sweet malt, and some boozy undertones. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 15, 2010
Courtesy of eric1andersnavy. Dark brown color/ no head. Big chocolate, green olive aromas. Rich smooth mouthfeel. Chocolate, dark roast malt, vegetal flavors, decent. blutt59 (6562) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2010
bottle, thanks to ericamandasnavy, rich black color with vanilla and white out aroma flavors of hershey chocolate plus molasses and dark malts thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2010
(Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) clear deep brown with oily bubbles on top. Nose of dark fruit, banana. Taste of toasted raisins, coffee, and cream. Medium oily slick body with a long fruity and toasty duration.