reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma has roastiness, light smoke, dark fruit, and coffee. Flavor has coffee, bitter dark chocolate, dark fruits, and smoke. Mouthfeel is full and creamy with a roasty/coffee/smoky finish. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
The beer pours a dark brownish-red color with a tan head. The aroma is full of oats and some light chocolate malt, as well as a little bit of roasted malt. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of chocolate and roasted malt in the flavor, as well as some oats and a little bit of sugary sweetness. Medium mouthfeel and high, prickly carbonation. blutt59 (6576) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2012
bottled, received in trade, dark suede brown with tan foam, aroma is a bit dusty, roast and coffee, flavor of chocolate, espresso, dusty cellar, oat, finish is smooth , light thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2012
(750ml bottle thanks to blutt59) cloudy light brown, creamy tan bubbles. Nose of cream, lightly toasty, fruity. Taste of moss, lightly roasty, moss, cellar, old, wish it had more cream and chocolate. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Draft at Small Bar in San Diego.
Pours pitch black with a one finger off white head that quickly fades into a thin ring. Minimal spots of lace left behind.
Sweet, slightly roasty aroma with lots of dark malt character. Lots of oatmeal but not overly roasted or burnt smelling. Hints of chocolate, faint toast and subtle earthy hops.
Medium bodied with a bit more roast than the aroma suggests. There’s a prominent toasted dark malt character with lots of oatmeal, toast and some dark chocolate countered by sweeter notes of chocolate, caramel and toffee. Easy to drink but a bit thinner than I prefer. Decent but nothing out of the ordinary.
yackery (168) - California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Half pint draught. Brown sandy head dissolves to thin covering and sticky lacing that is permanently frosty drifting to and covering the glass over dark pekoe tea colored body. Aroma is deep roasted date nut bread with a little burnt crust and some basement notes. Taste is salty, sweet, and bitter like the nut bread. Palate is thin but finish is full. Overall a good session. bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Draft. Black beer with a tan head. Malt and light caramel aroma. Caramel and malt flavor with light oatmeal. Medium bodied. Caramel and malt lingers with light oatmeal and light toffee. marcus (10561) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 20, 2011
On tap at Beer Revolution. Pours black wtih a rich tan head and a grainy aroma. There is a hearty smoked chocolate flavor with a dry mellow finish. Very drinkable. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle, thanks Alex! Pours dark brown, with an extremely large brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and oatmeal. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, and oats. Nice, medium, silky body. hopscotch (11181) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Bottle… Pours dark brown (nearly black) with a mid-sized, fluffy, off-white head. Great retention. The bouquet is nice and chocolaty, but has its drawbacks – a touch vegetal with an odd, but not entirely unpleasant, tangerine component. Medium-bodied and almost raspy with champagne-like carbonation. The flavor is very nice – semi sweet mocha and toasted nuts. Finishes sweet, chocolaty and a tad nutty with lingering bitterness. Infected, but fortunately, the bug hasn’t totally taken hold just yet. Nice brew.