Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours dark and opaque, but awful thin, no head. Little to no aroma, and this drinks with a vapid body, just a bit of a chocolate flavor. Far too thin. Too bad ... (#5290, 10/13/2013)
vanvenlo (1145) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slowbeer ontap (13-Sep-13) Very light roast malt aroma. Black red tinge colour, low head and suds lacing. Fruity simple light roast malt flavour. Light roast fruit finish and fruit sweet malt aftertaste.
DCLawyer (1297) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Bottle->pokal. Deep brown with medium tan head. A: thin, with roasted malt, brown sugar, cocoa, burnt coffee. T: watery chocolate and coffee. Too watery.
JCon72 (12) - Springtown, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Good beer. Perfect for winter. Refreshing and heavily dark. 25 characters to go......
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: Bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a medium brown color with a medium head. The nose has nice roasted malt notes with a little earthiness. The flavor comes across as traditional. A light sweetness up front with a bit of roasted malt, light earthy hops, and mineral notes. Light to medium body with average carbonation. Serviceable.
Cantabrian (739) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown porter, with plenty of charred bitterness, roasted malts, Karamalz, brown sugar, cigarette butts, used coffee filters and that citrus, herbal tea hoppiness. Not much of red fruits in it. More like the boredom of a Dunkel. Not bad for a Middle East beer but, let’s face it, it is not memorable either. Lebanon, tick!
thorongil2 (992) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) clear dark brown colour with a small brown head; aromas of soy sauce, roast, simple but pleasant roasty flavour; competent porter
beardedbarber (5) - - JUL 26, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Roasted caramel, toasted bread taste. Very dark pour with a thin tan head. Alcohol and Coffee nose
jtclockwork (6911) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of flat cola, chocolate toast, cocoa, toasted grain and toasted old coffee grounds. Lighter medium body. Tad bit watery.
nimbleprop (4150) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a watery, translucent mahogany brown with a quickly fading ring of tan head. Looks like flat Coke. Nose is reasonably nice, licorice, roasted grains, coffee grounds, brown sugar. Flavor is OK, mild brown sugar, licorice cola, some milk chocolate toast. Flavors are decent, but the flavor and finish are very watery.