MikeJslc (743) - USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, clear, tan head. Aroma: bready/biscuity malt, pronounced earthy cacao flavors, bakerís chocolate, nutty notes. Flavor: big cacao/bakerís chocolate, biscuit, nutty notes, dry cocoa finish.
devman171 (965) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate and roast. Taste is huge chocolate and vanilla with a medium dry finish, very cool
phaleslu (6428) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from bytemesis- thanks again, Mike! Pours a deep, mostly opaque coffee brown with a small khaki head that leaves wisps of film atop the beer and small spots of lace in the glass. The aroma has a surprising hop character, with cacao nibs, citrus, vanilla, tobacco, coffee, and bakerís chocolate. The flavor is a little muted, though it offers some earthy hops, cacao nibs, toasted vanilla, tobacco, florals, and some roast at the end. Really dries up late. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Falls just a little flat, but an interesting beer.
Ontape (294) - Valley Village, California, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Didnít expect to like this one -- the wife ordered it -- but it was pretty dang good. Dark dark brown with beige head. Smell us roasty chocolate and malt, taste is much the same. Not at all cloying or overdone. Worth a try.
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I thought this was pretty good. The bitterness is what stands out to me. Like an IPA. Creamy coffee and chocolate.
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark malt and cough syrup aroma. Black in color with a darker tan head. Nice milk chocolate staRt with a creamy mouth feel. Malty vanilla after taste.
beerbastard (686) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Very dark pour with some tan head. The nose is the best part, milk chocolate with some smoke in the background. The taste is more bitter chocolate with a dry finish. Overall this is pretty simple, not much else to say. Canít find any bourbon or vanilla.
Enegaard (53) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Aug. 2013, bottle from City Beer, SF) Pitch black with brown big bubbly head. Aroma is light and slightly tart, chocolate and weak vanilla. Taste is classic porter, light and fruity with toasted malts and chocolate (and lots of it) leaving behind a mild bitterness. Pleasant.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled in a four pack. A nice mild carbonation high malts brew. Roasted nicely with a good chocolate palate.
jjgmd (1435) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with a nice java head. Nose is mocha, coffee with rich chocolate and vanilla notes. Taste is bursting with chocolate, not overwhelmingly sweet, and is light enough where it drinks rather easily. Finishes with the same chocolate, might be good over vanilla ice cream. Nice porter. Quaff Score 8 / 10