NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle offered @ gmellison. Dark brown appearance with a dark brown head. Aroma has a bit of smoke, roast, dark chocolate, mad cocoa powder. Soft mouth feel. Mild to moderate bitterness. Moderate sweetness. Lots of cocoa powder in the flavor. Easy to drink.
tdmuel (250) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with a small light brown head. Nice toasty malt on the nose, milk chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. Tasty roasted cocoa on the taste, caramel, milky coffee, and a nice citrus hop flavor. Well rounded but not spectacular.
fluffy (1327) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Probably the best I've had if the almanac series, pretty good for a standard porter.
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DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark walnut brown with a medium brown head. Aroma is fudgey with roasty undertones. Balanced chocolate and roast flavours, a touch of cinnamon, some vanilla sweetness. For a "regular" ABV stout, this packed some nice flavour.
pcstuck (60) - Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle . Mild sweet chocolate aroma with vanilla and malt. Taste was lacking the complexity I was hoping for. Low carbonation, malty with slight hop bitterness.
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Somewhat of a mild beer, but it’s multi-dimensional. Subdued complexity? Noticeable elements of chocolate, pepper, smoke and vanilla, but nothing was overdone. Mild bitterness. Chocolate flavor was nice. Balanced. Pleasant flavors from start to finish.
flannelnomad (51) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some chocolate, some malts, tastes a little bit like wort. Very sugary, very one note. Pretty standard porter, not much to write home about. I wish that awesome breweries such as Almanac would focus as much attention and technique to their regular line as they do to their specialty beers.
Davhgbrew (886) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown. Smoky grilled aroma with coco. Sips with chocolate right up front. Full bodied and creamy palate. Nice balance with bitter espresso flavors and hop bitterness. Low carbonation bite, but enjoyable. Would a guesses this was a stout. Roasted and burnt chocolate flavors dominate. Nice brew.
Peacehammer (589) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours black, with a nice dark caramel head. Milk chocolate on the nose. With hints of dark cocoa. Medium light bodied. Nice carbonation level. Tons of dark chocolate flavor, and bitter chocolate finish.
Itzjerm (1000) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
For the ABV this is an amazing beer. At 7 percent it woudl be perfect, but I resepct it at the low abv with a great chocolate flavor and perfect chocolate aroma. Nice head that fades to thin. Watery mouthfeel is the only bad part. Dark chocolate fade at the end. A very nice brew!