ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
650ml bottle into a tulip. From notes.
A: Pours a very dark brown color with a good two-finger mocha shaded head. The texture is great, the retention is solid, and thereís some nice lacing left on the glass.
S: Thereís some chocolate along with a hint of coffee. Buried beneath that is some cream, oats, and some distant blood orange. There isnít a whole lot of Belgian yeast
T: While it starts pleasantly with some roasted and coffee notes, with a palpable midtaste of blood oranges, itís finish kills it - thereís way too much metallic, vegetal action going on here. Which is a shame, since the blood orange character is actually very well blended within the base porter.
M: Hits all of the criteria I like in the style: itís dry to the point of parchment, light enough, and fairly well carbonated. If it werenít so metallic tasting, this would go down very easily.
O: Damn near $20 for this? OUCH. It would have been good without the metallic bitterness, but still not $20 good. By far the worst beer Iíve had from Allagash.
Goodgrief (1782) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 33 West in Dover. Dark pour, smallish head with minimal lacing. This was a pretty much straight up porter. I couldnít really distinguish much orange. Roasted flavors with mild cocoa. Otherwise, not especially noteworthy.
Bule (739) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Beercraft. Pours a thick black color with a bit of beige head. Very viscous. Lots of chocolate and mild sweetness. Can't really taste the blood orange. A little bland.
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at samís. dark brown with a steady, solid, off white head. Nose is roasted malts, light orange zest, coffee, light cocoa. Flavor is similar. Very nicely brewed porter from a brewer which almost always only brewed Belgian-style brews. Really enjoyed this beer.
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 750 ml bottle, dark brownish black pour with tan head, big thanks to Aaron for the pour! Aroma brought dark chocolate, roast, hints of coffee, some mild fruity notes, hints of Belgian yeast, touch of grass. Taste is a mix of dark cocoa, roast, hints of slight fruit, hints of Belgian yeast, anise, some dark fruit, slight grain, finishing fairly bitter, hints of roasted notes.
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Thanks to Lukaduke for sending ! Pours a pretty clear brown appearance with a lasting brown head. The aroma is actually pretty roasty, a touch smoky, and has some coffee. Kind of nutty and chalky and husky. The orange citrus comes through in the flavor. Some influence from the Belgian yeast. Fairly dry and chalky. Fairly dry. Ehhh, ok.
thomat (2035) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish brown with a tiny brown head. Malty and roasted tones. Malt, coffee and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter finish.
Damico (2562) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick dark black unclear with an decent dark beige creamy head. Aroma brings decent fresh smooth coffee and roasted beans. Flavor brings subtle vanilla and coffee on a roasty body.
Beerdedone (2609) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a nice two finger tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and roasted coffee. Flavor of bakers chocolate, dark fruit, mild coffee, ash, cocoa and roasted malts.
IrishBoy (3824) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Imbibe Wine. Nose is oranges mixed with light chocolate, the oranges predominating with a hint of vanilla. Black with a small beige head. Flavor is chocolate with hints of sweetness and bitterness.
rxeight (1293) - Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml. Flavor dominated by orange peel. Kinda has that over carbonated thing that noir and black metal has going on.