MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Anvil in Houston. Pours black with a light-brown head. Nose is of roast malt, nut and coffee. Taste is roast malt, nut and coffee. Very tasty! Mouthfeel is medium with some bitterness and chalkiness. Very good porter.
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 13, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, nice head and lace. Smokey coffee aroma. Smoky roasted malts dominate, with a chocolatey, coffe flavor. Nice low carb, thick mouth, with a hint of caramel. Tasty brew.
BeerViking (2931) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at the Ginger Man, Austin. Pours deep black with red hints, nose has roast coffee, toffee, pecan, apple. The body is rich and full, with black treacle and roast malt, then nuts coming through in the mid body. Sweetness and pecans then come through as the chill eases off. The aftertaste is very roast with bitter and nutty notes, faint hints of strawberries. Superb.
baraciisch (2215) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted malts and nutty aroma.. Color is dark brown... Flavor is pecans, dark chocolate, and roasted malts... Smooth and drinkable, really good beer... Worth the mjney
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Flying Saucer in Addison TX. Pours a dark brown black with a brown head and webby lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malts and sweet chocolate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation and a chewy mouthfeel. Flavor of coffee, dark chocolate, and pecan shells countered by a balancing spicy bitterness. There was a slight tang or tartness (acetaldehyde?) on the finish that I did not care for, but it went away as it approached room temp
brokensail (12359) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour is a dark, dark brown color with a fingerís worth (or so) of tan head.
S: Plenty of roast comes through right away with a bit of bananas, which I was not expecting. The nuttiness is there and provides some interesting sweetness, along with a chocolate note.
T: A very nice roasty base for this beer. The flavor profile is sort of all over the place: sweet bananas, chocolate, pecans, coffee, and perhaps some molasses too.
M: The body is medium with a somewhat low carbonation, but it doesnít detract from the beer at all.
D: Iím very glad to have finally tried this one, and to find that it was as good as I expected. A very enjoyable beer that I would have again.
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent porter.... If pecan wasnít listed, you would never know. Toasty aroma and flavor.
wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler courtesy of thickfreakness, thanks! pours a nice opaque brown with a 1-2 finger brown marbled head. nut nuttiness through out this one, sorta like a not brown porter. very tasty stuff, takes me back for sure.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Ginger Man Austin. Brown with big tan head and lace. Pecan and cocoa nib aromas. Flavor is roast malts, cocoa, coffee, and nuttiness. Medium body with watery texture. A decent porter but the flavors fade fast into a residual sweet and bitter finish.
madvike (3045) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Out of a growler at a tasting, brought by jojomdma...thanks Joe! - Pours deep and dark with a small tan head. Smell has peppercorns, a little heat, dark, roasty malt, and dark chocolate. The taste is pretty decadent, with dark chocolate, espresso, light cinnamon, Irish creme, and some nice, complimentary ashiness. Decent heat on the finish, and though a little thinner and more watery than Iíd like, real pleasant in the mouth.