radagast83 (7088) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey during the SAVOR Week 4 Hands / Against The Grain tap takeover thanks to Travlr for a leftover taster of this. A pretty malt forward Porter, lighter in color than I expected. Roasted malts, light creamy mineral notes.
Travlr (20929) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Churchkey during Savor week. Clear maroon brown color. Aroma of toast and cocoa pwder. Taste is like the scrapings of said toast.
solidfunk (7231) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light roast and some raw barley. Some coffee. Black pour with good head and lacing. Ok but not a super fantastic Baltic porter. Tap at Churchkey.
rondphoto (3874) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Dense clear dark mahogany brown color, light tan head cover, wide strips of lace. Solid aroma of caramel chocolate. Taste is somewhat bitter malt that adds dark chocolate on the swallow, and doesn’t need additional bittering in the finish. A strong brew, somewhat heavy in the stomach, not a lot of complexity. Overall, good, not great.
Tmoney99 (13253) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted dark chocolate and hop aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate duration. This is the good brew.
50belair (3315) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Nice roasted malt aromas. Tasty with loads of roasted malts. Grain and smoke lowlights. Rich and complex. Another fine example of the style. Good body and mouthfeel.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Against The Grain: Super dark ruby & mahogany color with a khaki trace outlining the very top; not a full head, just a frothy collar. Aroma laden with burnt toast smothered in prune jam. Undertones of scorched molasses, ash, & a bit of roasted malt, cut nicely by a current of vague dark fruit sweetness. Flavor is also very deep & malty as expected. Heavy anise & licorice, dates, molasses, burnt malts, toast, bitter cocoa dust, & slight hints of coffee bean. A bit of unabashed dirty earthiness leads into a finish that actually leaves a strong aftertaste of Tootsie Roll candies. Starts semi-bitter, roasted & dry, then finishes with a notable offset of sweetness. Medium bodied. Not bad. I don’t love the heavy anise up front, but it still turns out to be an enjoyable beer for me.
jcnielsen (3129) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Cork and Cask. Pours a black color with off white head. Roasty, creamy, light burnt aromas and flavors. Tasty beer!
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/28/14. On tap at the brewery. Almost black pour with a really nice tan head that sticks and coats the glass. Okay aroma, earth, ashy roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some fruitiness. Nice flavor, roasted malts, chocolate, mild coffee, a hint of fruitiness, creamy, tobacco, earth. Diggin’ it.
phaleslu (9255) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in a sampler at Against the Grain. Pours a deep brown with no head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, toast, roast, brown sugar, and tobacco. Flavor of molasses, candied pecans, tobacco, caramel, and earth. Medium-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a sweet, smooth mouthfeel. Not bad.