Drjohnrock (333) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Arnoldís at cask tapping party on May 19, 2011. Opaque brown color, firm but pleasant malty aroma with definite licorice notes, moderate tan head, moderate to strong (but smooth) malty flavor with licorice and rock candy elements. This beer is made exclusively for Arnolds by Christain Moerlein. Wish it were more widely available--itís the best CM beer yet, IMHO>
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft served in a pint glass at Arnoldís. I have no idea how Iíve never gotten around to this one, as many times as I end up at this bar. Anyway, this one pours a coffee brown color with a small beige ring for a head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, cola, some spice, nuts, and a bit of anise. Flavor of coffee, earth, sugar, anise, dark chocolate, and even some hop bitterness. Light-medium bodied, with light to moderate carbonation and a roasty mouthfeel. Good porter that I feel should be a little bit better for this bar.
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
7/31/2013: Moerlein Arnoldís 1861 Porter - This beer is pretty much just as the commercial description says, "Opaque brown color, firm but pleasant malty aroma with definite licorice notes, moderate tan head, moderate to strong (but smooth) malty flavor with licorice and rock candy elements." Well, Iíd say that the color is a bit darker than brown. Itís opaque and the thin, beige head doesnít stick around long. There are suggestions of chocolate and roast throughout, but itís mostly sweet licorice that dominates. This beer is smooth and mildly carbonated making it seem a touch syrupy, although it lacks an overly thick body. Overall, the flavor is good and the beer is very drinkable, but Iíd say itís a bit sweet for my taste for the style.
Draught (pint) at Arnoldís in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rating #4 for this beer.
garrison (742) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank on tap at "Arnoldís" - This is a fine porter, dark brown hued at malty, with a thick tan head of foam... serve me another, Becky!
Tmoney99 (9601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Arnoldís. Poured hazy dark brown hue with an average creamy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Flavor was moderate toasted balanced bittersweet with an average bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.