presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle for breakfast. Dark beer with a brown head. Nice roast malt aroma with some coffee notes. Nice malt feel. Very good slightly chilled but not really cold. Some chocolate and late light bitterness. j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep dark black with a medium to large dark tan head. Sweet roasted malt and a hint of dark fruit and chocolate. Medium bodied, big and full of roast, a touch of plum filled sweetness, but not really oxidized in any way. Long chewy roast into the finish. Comes across a touch boozy, but it’s never warm in any way, just apparent while drinking that there’s a good amount of alcohol in here. frank0830 (70) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Pours a crisp dark chocolate color leaving a very beautiful head. Leaves very little lace but I am ok with that. Lots of chocolate and roast comes out. Cocoa nibs at the nose which I love. Finishes a bit dry which I am not a fan of but ok with. Dark fruit seems to come though, maybe a hint of raisin as it warms. I would love to try this draft and even better cask! This is my second bottle, which I think is a little better! I hope to get another! That1Guy (2240) - Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Crushed with TheRon. 12 bottle pours a jet black with a nice, one-finger chocolate-colored head. Roasty and chocolatey aroma. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Roast, sweet chocolate, and oats in the flavor. Dangerously easy to drink this one. emacgee (4711) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Dark viscous pour with some chestnut ruby notes on the edges. Thin wispy tan head. Nose shows sharp alcohol and some dark fruit. Estery. Kind of HBish, extract taste. Dark fruit. Viscous and heavy body. Meh.
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Pours a rich dark brown with a nice frothy mocha colored head. Aroma of chocolate malts and smokey vanilla. Taste is amazing. Rich and creamy texture. Very full bodied. Lots of roasted oats and chocolate malts. Delicious. Sweet lingering finish. Darwenus (1163) - Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2012
A dark chocolate brown with just a trace of a tan head, and it smells like baker’s chocolate and brown sugar. The taste is that, plus some hoppy zing, and then this rich, smooth finish that just FLOODS your mouth with a sweet, heavy, undertow. I will buy this again. JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle. Pitch black pour with a medium tan head. Malty nose with notes of chocolate and licorice. Malty and chocolatey flavor with a bitter roasty finish. Huhzubendah (3775) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2012
The beer has a black body, appearing dark brown at the edges, sporting a thin beige cap. The aroma is mild, with light scents of dark roast, molasses, a hint of chocolate. The flavor is roasty and chocooalty, with subtle coffee notes. The flavor is decent. A smooth and creamy mouthfeel with moderately low carbonation. Palate coating, with abv hidden well. While this beer has some nice things going on and shows potential, I find it to be generally unexciting. This was ok. Arayaga2 (2224) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Brown/black with a nutty aroma, with slight tartness. Taste is the same, with bakers chocolate notes, and sprucey bitterness into the finish.