drowland (5996) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle from Beach’s in Fort Walton Beach. Not quite deep black pour with a small tan head. Weird aroma... floral for sure, like lilies and white grapes, char, ash, and more flowers. Weird. Sweet flavor, as in literally sweet, not like "SWEEEEET!" Sweet, chalky, ash, lots of flowers, lingering honey. Not awful, but weird, and not great.
Franks (27) - Long Beach, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured very dark with a tan head about two fingers high. Smells a tad sweet with some floral, malt and honey notes. Tastes sweet at first giving way to a bitter smokey finish. Palate is a silky with light carbonation. A good drink, but not my favorite. Give it a shot and see how it fairs up, to your tastes.
Kroney (154) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours dark mahogany with a thin but dense beige head. Aroma is a tad sweet, honey, caramel and sweet floral. flavor is coffee bean, bitter chocolate, some dried cherry, anise; very balanced, finished with some hop bite and alcohol. Palate is extremely "Suede", but dry as it lingers. Very well done.
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown with average sized beige head. The aroma is a letdown for me as I don’t get any flowers, jasmine or honey. What I get is the usual suspects of a porter, roasted notes, light coffee, slight bitterness and subtle sweetness. Taste is much of the same. I don’t feel the alcohol and it seems perhaps a little thin for me, then again it is a porter and not a stout. This is decent, but nothing to go out of your way for.
SpongeRuiner (698) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks amazing. Super nice layered lacing on the glass. Dark fruit flavors upfront. Heavy honey midway and throughout. Slight floral hints coming in at the end.
bwa5879 (643) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark mahogany pour into a snifter, eighth inch of beige head. Sweet florals and a bit of Carmel on the nose, boozy. Average to low carbonation, viscous tingly mouthfeel that seemed slightly gritty, roasty finish. A taste that could only be described as velvety: notes of grape chambord liquor from the jasmine and flowers, bitter charcoal, a bit of cocoa and Carmel. I’d say its a ton of astringent floral for a porter. Alright beer, smooth but kind of conflicted.
Oscbert (1019) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
~honey aroma with roasty malt and bread. Slight alcohol.
~pours black with creamy yellowish lasting head.
~Interesting flavor. Jasmine and honey definitely present with lots of roasted malt.
~medium full bodied, kinda gritty. medium high CO2, lingering jasmine and roasty finish.
~in my opinion not a very well balanced beer. The flavors kinda of clash and arent very pleasant. Too roasty jasmine is a odd flavor in this style. Still drinkable just not exactly pleasant.
jkwood04 (3877) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, beuge head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts, light smokiness, some flowers, a little dough, and some bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretgy good beer.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Taps 25, Lansing. Deep opaque brown-black body, medium dense beige head. Ashy nose with notes of cedar. Rich body with notes of cherry and dark fruits, licorice, roast, and coffee bean. Tannic, sweet and roasty but not thick or syrupy. Very good.
Tmoney99 (10576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured clear dark brown color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, smoke and herbal aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good complex brew.