illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours black with a creamy light brown head that diminishes. Lighter side of medium bodied with a soft carbonation and smooth, silky mouthfeel. Favor of chocolate, mild roast coffee, and berry. Nice balance of residual sweetness and bitterness. Slight tang on the finish. Very nice
deyholla (5917) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the brewpub. Poured black with a medium brown head. Aroma was full of malts, with chocolate and licorice present. Flavor was full of dark chocolate notes with a bit of raisin underneath, but don’t pick up and sourness as in the description.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 10/10/2008
Vanilla aroma. Black strong in alcohol and a little rich on the palate. Fruity with a crisp and slightly dry coffee roast finish.
flatmatt (1013) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with a bubbly brown head. Aromas of dark roasty coffee and cocoa. Flavor is similar, with roasted coffee and dark cocoa, lots of roasty bitterness. Medium bodied, but with a watery mouthfeel. Nice flavors, but boring palate.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the brewery. Opaque black with small tan head. Aroma is roasty with slight roast and sourness and a little alc. Flavor is off-dry roast, slight sourness, not bad. Medium body, lightly syrupy. Pretty great, gerrit, you would love this.
ansermadide (1432) - Kyle, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 10-Beer Flight at Arbor Brewing Company Brewpub on December 1, 2008.
Lovely lacing! Black, even darker with a much sweeter aroma than their Irish Stout. Silky palate, very easy going down. Very resinous and sweet. Good, but has an odd aftertaste. Sour.
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great porter! Dark chocolate kicks in, but it quickly melts into coffee. Deep, roasted flavor combines well with an excellent thick and creamy body. Finish is a bit of alcohol, but mostly fruit, bread crust.
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty, dark fruit. Taste is slightly sweet, dark malt-roasty, dark fruit-slight sourness. Minimum/no carbonation. Aftertaste-some dusty/coffee.
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured to a 4oz sample glass from the cask right in the pub. It was a thick chocolately brown with low carbonation and a small light brown head.
Smelled and tasted both of chocolately coffee. Not huge flavor but very pleasant. I enjoyed the cask pull at the "cellar temperature".
Definitely a drinkable beer--could have had a little more body.
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the brewery. Sweet nose of malted milk balls and dry grains, resembling a dry stout at times. Dark and oily, silky, very fine and quiet on the tongue, with a delicate motor oil silkiness and a light astringency to the roasted malts. Fairly good, and I think the cask adds a lot to this beer.