cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, pours opaque black with red hues, little to no head, no lacing. big bold malt and roast nose, alcohol, dark fruits. smooth attack, bold sweet fig and plum, roasty dry finish. yumm
wchesser (1577) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown. Nose isn’t terribly complex, but has a very unique and interesting clear chamomile note to it. Nice lighter roast porter style lets the floral elements show through along with the honey on the finish. Unique, worth trying.
jcos (1747) - Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle on October 31st split with Dave.
Appearance: Pours a black opaque with light white head.
Aroma: Aroma of light roast, chocolate, faint honey.
Taste: Light roast, light chocolate, lightly sweet, faint flower.
Palate:Medium body, creamy texture, very quick aftertaste.
Summary: The palate on this one was really great. Really enjoy porters, found this very good example of the style.
joeneugs (4593) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a dark brown color with red highlights and a tan head. The aroma has dark chocolate, red fruit and florals. The flavor is surprisingly floral and hoppy with a little dry roasted malt. Very silky mouthfeel. There’s some touches of honey and bitter florals near the finish. Pretty good stuff.
SSSteve (4007) - - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. yep black with large fluffy tan head. floral hop blended with roast and chocolate. a medium bodied beer with somewhat low carbonation. the flavor has notes of dark chocolate and heavily roasted malts however the finishes incorporates these bitter spice additions that leave a vegetal lingering note. quite bitter with the spices but they also lend some floral notes, but i could just be the hops. also a faint nuttiness.
Errl (2327) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle..Pour is dark with a light tan head..Nose is spice, honey, chocolate, floral, alcohol..Taste is nice and sweet, with chocolate, honey, spice, dry, chalky.
Ed5388 (2693) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber shared thanks to Bob F. Pours a thin black color with a small creamy tan head. Aroma is floral, jasmine, vanilla, sweet honey, and roasted malt. Taste of chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, jasmine flowers, and dry honey. Nice creamy mouthfeel.
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown to black with small tan head. Aroma is blunted....sweet roasted malt., touch of floral. Taste is a parade of sorts. Flash of bitter followed by flower bouquet, pronounced honey sweetness, a little alcohol bite to bring up the rear. Super smooth, soft texture. A little too sweet in my opinion, but tasty and original.
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very unique beer, primarily because of the strange medley of secondary flavors that accent this smooth, chocolatey beer.
EtTuCthulhu (1386) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The appearance of this beer has a clear but very dark reddish brown color with a large tan head, and the aroma combines roasted malts with jasmine. The taste fuses mild umami, slight sourness, and a touch of sweetness, which isn’t the best combination, but the palate is nice due to the soft carbonation, oily texture, full body, and a malty finish.