hopdog (8450) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with The_Beer_God (thanks!). Poured a dark, dark brown with an averaged sized brown head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, light vanilla, tobacco, and coffee. Tastes of roast, chocolate, smoke, vanilla with a nice coffee bitter finish. I do have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Very nice...
Braudog (5459) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2013 Bottled. Very dark brown with a firm but thin light brown head. Big roasty chocolate aroma. Equally robust flavors of dark chocolate, cherries, hint of oak and whiskey, complex and lucious. Very good beer.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to immy: Dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma, roasty, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor, roasted coffee, some bittersweet chocolate, a bit on the thin side, but it’s pretty solid.
Coastie (14) - Carrollton, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2006 average carbonation, medium body, thin feel, chocolate, brown, frothy
Not my favorite porter.
LuvinBrews (2) - USA - NOV 8, 2006 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not impressed with this porter...wheres the body on this one...The aroma was a trick, nice nose but the body! Beautiful color though, Ruby Black!
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with dark brown at edge, decent head fades to a ring. Excellent aroma, loads of chocolate with some coffee as well, quite rich. Flavors of dark chocolate, a bit of coffee, and Kahlua liquor. An excellent porter.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Sable pour with a small brown head. Roasty malt, dry chocolate and mild coffee nose. Bittersweet chocolate flavors, more roasty coffee and a mild shot of malty sweet. A touch thin in the body. Semisweet chocolate bitter finish, yet more mild coffee. Very nice!
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle pretty much black with a good light brown head. Aroma was roasted malts a bakers chocolate and a touch of coffee. Flavor was was a bitter chocolate and coffee with roasted/smoked malt. Another wonderful beer from the new guy on the block.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color but looks black in your glass with small brown head. Chocolate and coffee taste and aroma with a bitter after taste.
TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown to near black body. Small frothy beige head. Nose is roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate and light coffee. Taste is more bittersweet chocolate, dark roast coffee, and roasty, almost smoky, malts. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. Finishes with more roasted malts, coffee notes and dark bittersweet chocolate. Very nice beer!