mully262 (56) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma shows moderate roast, cocoa, caramel, and light florals. ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2013
This beer is prety terrible. The only aspect that’s decent is the appearance which is suitably dark. Tastes acidic, with a licoricey tart aftertaste. Tried at Josh N.’s house in 2013. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma shows moderate roast, cocoa, caramel, and light florals. Flavor is pretty heavily roasted with definite ashy qualities that do not mesh too well with the soapy/resinous hop profile. Overall body is moderate and finishes with some acridity. islay (3004) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2012
4 oz. pour from 12 oz. bottle, split with friends while watching the bowl games. Thanks, iradog, for picking this up in Green Bay and sharing. Pours dark brown with a moderate amount of taupe head. Dark chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Tarry taste features a spruce flavor. There is a very off-putting chemical taste that emerges upon multiple sips; not good! This wasn’t my kind of stout to begin with, with its coffee/feces-esque (sorry to be redundant) astringency, but the chemical quality is the real flavor killer. Medium body. Forgettable palate. One of the other guys who tried this literally made it a drain pour, and I can’t say I blame him. The final of five Thunder River beers I sampled in a row.