DuffMan (7561) - 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 (64) - 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 (3482) - 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 (57) - 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 (945) - Seattle, Washington, 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 (624) - 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 (1578) - 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!
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black color with tan head. Dark chocolate, sugary, dark roast aromas. Medium bodied with average co2. Nice medium roast malt, chocolate, pale malt, mild licorice flavors lingering roasty finish----good.
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fabulous chocolaty goodness! Pours dark almost black and with some coaxing produced a fairly dense tan head. Chocolate and coffee dominate the flavors. Almanac really did a great job on this one.
GenDV138 (2776) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Pours black with some ruby brown hues, 1 finger light tan head that dissipates quickly. Nice aromas of milk and dark chocolates, caramel/toffee, roast, sweet coffee, vanilla. On the taste is roast, cocoa and chocolates, light toffee and vanilla. Light to medium body with medium carbonation. A nice easy drinking porter!