DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a pint glass.
2.5 A: Black color. I couldn’t muster much of a head despite an aggressive pour.
4.0 S: This smells more like dark chocolate than maybe any other brew I’ve ever had. Lightly grainy malts with a healthy sweetness that enhances the rich, dark chocolate vibe.
4.0 T: Taste also brings about dark chocolate, but only a fraction of what the nose suggested. Still, this has depth and richness with a moderate sweetness and roastiness. Not super complex though. Still, quite tasty.
4.0 M: Heavier medium body. A little undercarbonated, but not by much. Rich and viscous and I imagine this would be quite creamy if there was more carbonation.
4.0 D: Tasty beer. This is how I prefer my porters, with a little girth on them.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-10-2012 20:59:20
wlajwl (5550) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is coffee, malts and a hint of toffee. The flavor is coffee, caramel, toffee, mild sweetness and a mildly tart/acidic finish.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this beer at the 4th Annual Casanova Beer Cave Festival. Has a nice roast with chocolate, rather light taste.
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth drinking porter. Fairly velvety mouth feel. Borderline stout taste and aroma. You will be pleasantly surprised.
doubelknv3 (1081) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malt, roast, mild coffee, and mild hop aroma and flavours. Blck with creamy black head. Well balanced and refreshing.
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a beige head. Aroma shows dark chocolate, coffee, and moderate roast. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of caramel, nuts, and vanilla. Overall body is moderate and finishes with a nice roasted bitterness.
andyhwcinc (1813) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed on tap as part of a sampler at Ale Asylum in Madison, WI. Appearance is a murky dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma is very rich, huge chocolate notes, touch of nutmeg perhaps. Taste is somewhat like butterfinger, chocolate, hazelnut, peanut, very very good. This was hands down the best of the sampler.
Sammy (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bought is Wisconsin. Pours black, with a thickish oily look. Bold chocolate and roast aromas. I got more chocolate than coffee in flavour. A good example of a solid American porter. Good drinkability, and way to end the meal.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours ebony into the glass with a thick creamy brown foam on top. Nose is molasses and chocolate. Nice and creamy on the palate, the taste is full of coffee, chocolate and chicory. Nice dry finish. An exemplary porter-true to the style and very tasty. Pairs well with pastrami and rye.
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured into a globe.
A - Pours deep brown, bordering on black, with a thin film of off-white head, dissipating down to next to nothing, leaving light sheets of lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of dark chocolate malt, coffee, chocolate, and toffee. It has an overall earthy sweetness with a bit of smokiness coming thru as it warms up to room temperature. Good not great.
T - This one has a very thin, watery, feel right off the bat. Dark chocolate malt mixes with some dulled coffee, chocolate, and toffee to form a flavorful core but the feel really hurts it throughout. Finish is quite thin with some lingering malty sweetness. Not bad but the feel really brings it down.
M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Thin, watery, feel with some lingering sweet dark roast in the finish.
D - Decent stuff. I have had better but it was still pretty solid. I just wish it wasn’t so watery. I really think I would have liked this one a lot more.