bytemesis (6206) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy magohany with a medium tan head that dissipates leaving good lacing. Aroma is roasty, cocoa. Flavor is light plus sweet, light plus bitter, roasty, some lactose. Honestly not really getting much in the way of fruit here. Medium lightish body, creamy mouthfeel, light acidity.
woodychevy (810) - - JAN 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber with super tasty chili and some friends. Good if nothing spectacular. Has all the right notes for a porter- drinks on the heavier side in terms of mouthfeel. Chocolate and roast - on the sweet side. Strawberries this year are subtle but one can hunt and peck for them. With vanilla bean, strawberries and cocoa powder from French Broad chocolates I can see what they’re getting at with the Neopolitan on the label. Decent.
jbruner (3784) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep brownish black on tap with fluffy tan head that dissipates slowly to leave moderate lace. Aroma and taste of sweet berry notes over slight roast. All flavors are pretty muted, carbonation is good, medium mouth. Meh.
FlandersNed (392) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Thanks Mike! Decent porter base w/chocolate malt & raspberry flavor + hints of milky creaminess. Full- body & med. carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the brewpub on Coxe, Asheville,17/02/15.
Light black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is charr, raspberry, chocolate, light spice, red berry fruit.
Taste comprises rich malt, cocoa poweder, raspberry, light spice.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok porter, raspberries well evident.
jrob21 (3335) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber from GSO. Light but apparent raspberry flavor. Porter base is a little weak and falls too much to the background. There is a bit of a roasty malt aspect to it. Bit of a chocolate creaminess later in the palate as well. Finish is lightly sweet.
jackl (6749) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ the brewpub. Dark brown, small head. Chocolate with a bit of tart, sweet raspberry purée. Similar flavor. Nice juicy raspberry on the back end. More coffee. Cocoa. Medium body, soft carb.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewvival 2015 Trip #33. Keg at the Coxe location. Pours a dark brown with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, mild chocolate. The taste is chocolate, roasted malt, raspberry finish. Medium bodied, well balanced.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4oz pour. Mostly clear, orange red brown color. Thin off-white head. Leaves great, thicker lace. Great raspberry and dark chocolate aroma. Moderate bitter, light to moderate sweet taste. Medium body, to medium-plus. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light dry finish --- though mostly slick. A solid, hoppy belgian darker pale ale.
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2015
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Brown color. Tan head. Pretty bad. Sour, astringent, chalky, funky. Not really good at all.