Changed (363) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours black. Tan head. Very spotty lacing. Aroma is malt, some raisin and dark druit. Flavor is largely floral. Little honey at the end. Not really a porter, not really a fruit beer. Itís good, but not like anything else Iíve tried, but not sure if thats in a ígoodí or íbadí way. Drinkable, just different.
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is super dark brown with a small light brown head. Lots of toasty chocolate on the nose, sweet honey notes, toffee, and some nice subtle floral notes. Wow, lots of jasmine on the taste, then it goes to bitter dark chocolate, some roasted malt, and then a sweet floraly honey note at the end. This one is ok, fairly sweet and the jasmine is a little too strong though I kind of like the idea.
wlajwl (4127) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is dark malts, spices, berries and funk. The flavor is dark malts, medium sweetness, spices, flowers, mild citrus hop and an acidic and funky finish.
GoForShlomo (46) - - OCT 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light floral aroma; inky black appearance with an off-white head; slightly sweet taste with a touch of floral; very fizzy on the palate with a bitter finish that clashes with the sweet floral taste; overall, itís a solid porter but it doesnít deliver on the second dimension
high_on_hops (688) - Burlingame, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a solid black with a tan head and lacing. It has a nice floral aroma with a lot of honey, jasmine, and dark malt. The flavor is honey and malt up front with a semisweet finish and a very smooth body.
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suprchunk (2420) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour. Big, creamy, tan head. Tons of lacing. A malty, raisiny aroma with some floral notes in the back. A nice floral taste with notes of pepper. Some bits of honey sneak in. Very nice. Way better than expected.
UDBeernut (1898) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber from abw split with the wife on a football sunday. pours jet black with a creamy tan head. mild roasted coffee, flowers mid way giving way to chocolate on the finish. body is big, bur velvet like.
tectactoe (2512) - Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Kevin! Deep ruby pour, completely black-hole black in the glass with a frothy, mocha head that shows ridiculous retention & leaves great lacing behind. Aroma is different with mild roast, light milky cocoa, a faint berry sweetness, some strong floral notes, & quite a bit of honey sweetness. Taste has large milky sweet chocolate with subtly roast. Lots of honey mid-palate, coming through nicely with some floral & grassy notes. I get a little of that ambiguous berry-like sweetness, too. Some bittersweet, dark chocolate in the finish with a touch of bitter roast. Very solid brew.
Braudog (5932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Wasnít real sure to expect given the description -- a "porter" with this selection of stuff in it sounded weird ... and it is. It pours a dark brown hue. The aroma is elusive -- hints at maybe some sweetness, but not much more. The beer drinks with an interestingly light body, and light in character as well. With little porter-like beefiness, the beer comes across more to me as a floral, herbal concoction, with just a little cocoa base lingering in the background. Not my favorite. (#5299, 10/20/2013)
matthewjk (947) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
You know, Iíll pick up ANY collaboration; what can I say, Iím a sucker for íem. Iím not overjoyed with all the herbal notes being thrown around here, but it is certainly drinkable. Quite surprised to see the ABV crest way above the 9 % water line on this one. Nice encounter, nice value, but will not return for more.