Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: Draft at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours an inky black with a tall, light tan head. Smells like an imperial stout to me. Lots of roasted character on the tongue with a nice dose of vanilla and grain. Super smooth mouthfeel and a lingering finish. Nicely done.
ddemmingjr (667) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle- pours deep blackish brown, fluffy light brown head that settles. Nose is kind of harsh. Floral, herbal and somewhat medicinal with some dark fruit. More of the same on the tongue and quite bitter acidity on the finish. Velvety texture. Iím torn on this as there are parts that work and aspects that are muddled. Drinkable for sure, but imperfect
PorterPounder (5195) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Dark brown pour with a reddish tint and an egshell white head that leaves a nice film of lacing. Aroma has a muddled sense to it with a hint of biscotti cookies, a hit of chocolate - not very aromatic. Flavor is thick and hard to pin down. Some licorice spices it up a bit as it warms. Pick up some light dates and molasses, a hint of chocolate and coffee. Not much really jumping out on this one. Mouthfeel does have a nice thickness to it though. Not sure where this one is going.
Danyel (460) - Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark with a tan head. Smells like grape juice, fruity with a slight roast to it. Quite interesting taste....tastes like a dark roasty porter with a little grape juice added. Slightly herbal. . . Itís very unique. Not bad, not really that great though. Itís just too weird, has a lot of fun flavors they just donít mesh into one whole taste. I wish the flavors mingled together a little better. Okay.
o_Merlin_o (159) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge, dark and lasting head. Fair lacing. Muddy brown body. Aroma of roasted chocolate and tobacco. Creamy, body with soft cabonation and a bitter finish. Moderate sweetness, moderately acidic, with a harsh bitter aftertaste. Definitely reminds me of a nice cigar. Might be good to pair this beer with your favorite stogie.
toml219 (203) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into English pint. Pours black with tan head and good lacing. Has a slight alcohol taste at first but mellows out.
snoworsummer (1602) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a big bottle. Pours dark brown with a smooth creamy thin tan head. Smells like raisins, chocolate, grape flavoring, and mold. Tastes smokey, roasted, like medicine, alcohol, cloves. Nutty and herby. Medium body and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, light chocolate, light spicy and earthy hops, and light plums. Flavor is dry, roast malts, some earthy hop ans chocolate bitterness, some dark fruit esters, and faint espresso; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
conway (1128) - - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with 2 finger tan head. Aroma is tough to describe. Vaguely nutty and fruity. Taste is very floral and some honey comes through. Not picking up the jasmine. Lots of roasted malt become more apparent as the beer warms. Run of the mill porter mouthfeel. Unique for sure.
crossovert (6344) - Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. SMells like root beer bottle caps candy. Weird. Flavor is again rootbeer bottle caps with a big dose of cocoa and lingering licorice in the finish. Weird fucking beer. Maybe keep the ingredients and make this a golden ale and skip the licrice flavor.