wchesser (994) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark slight translucency at edges and persistent ringing and lace. Nice nose of bakers cocoa, roast malt, and some vanilla. Flavor pretty much follows walking a nice line between sweet and dry and light milk chocolate and dry bakers’s cocoa. Nice end to an evening of brews with old friends.
Sledutah (4071) - Utah, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared by Dallas
Clear dark brown with a medium sized tan head and good lacing. Aroma of bakers chocolate, flavors of roasted malts and chocolate
Errl (1278) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a bubbly light tan head..Nose is spice,chocolate, sweet vanilla,dryness..Taste is nice chocolate milk, sweet vanilla, cocoa, light dryness, silky,nice thickness
skmikeg (680) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pitch black with a one finger tan head which fades to nice lacing. Aroma is of milk and dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and some vanilla. Tatste is similar to the aroma but also has some mild hop notes, and lightt smoked malts, along with some earthy spices. Has a medium body with a semi watery mouthfeel, and a dry, roasty, mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a pretty nice chocolate focused porter that could use a better palata and a more robust aroma.
TheAlum (5108) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of breaks808. Thanks, dude. Pours a deeper brownish pour, good hazy dark body offers a nice darker body, a gentle copper ruby glow on the edges and bottom is a bit more pronounced in the lighter, certainly not hidden. A frothy tannish/light brown head atop dies to a filmy layer, sticks around in that capacity and laces decent. Aromas are gentle cocoa, gentle coffee bean, faint caramel sweetness. A bit of toastiness grows, vanilla, some creamy sweetness. some more cacao elements both sweet and darker. Gentle kiss of vanilla grows. Pleasant, a touch sweet at times. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps a bit lighter showing some soap, firm cocoa presence is dry, a touch roasty. Some firm coffee, dark cacao elements come into focus up front, dry this bad boy out aside from the initial deeper dark element. A touch of dark fruit like berry. Middle is a smaller body, dry and darker. Some coffee roas, toasty malt, and firm dark dry cacao feel. Backend shows toffee, toast, rich cocoa presence. Not sweet, but a load of cocoa, dry and earthy, bakers cocoa and dark chocolate. A mellow toasty quality, gentle carmelization. Not sweet or heavy, but a rich display of cocoa. A gentle sweetness and mellow touch of girth in the middle show some life. Finish is dry, cocoa driven. A bit of a one trick pony but a solid beer.
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good, smooth, and yes chocolaty porter. Has more mouthfeel that you would expect at the abv, and a full satisfying finish.
tastybeer (1573) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Deep brown pour, tan head. Little retention/lace. Aroma of milk chocolate, vanilla, light citrus, espresso, roast. Taste is light bitter, rich milk chocolate, vanilla, espresso, roast. Palate is soft, creamy, chocolate finish. Impressive depth for 5.5%.
wheresyourball (425) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Neighborhood in San Diego. Pours black with a thin tan head. Nose is chocolate and roast/coffee; taste starts out sweet, with some mild and dark chocolate, and finishes with some hop and coffee bitterness. Thin for a porter. Ok.
rayOfBeer (651) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: blackish pour with medium-sized tan head. Aroma is milky chocolate with a minor vanilla note. Flavor is powdery, bitter chocolate richness with a tiny milk note, vanilla and a slight woody grain finish. The beer is good if you like overpowering chocolate, which seems to drowned out much of the other flavor... all the same, it makes for an interesting beer... not one I would buy often but occasionally.
dhunter151 (451) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, mild bitterness. This was not as sweet and chocolatety as I was expecting. Light body and dry. Pretty drinkable though.
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