Theydon_Bois (11643) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the brewpub on Coxe, Asheville, 17/02/15.
Light black with moderately appointed beige spotting and edgework.
Nose is roast malt, toffee, cocoa powder, light vanilla.
Taste comprises light roast, chocoalte, charr, pinch of spice, light hop tones.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
drpimento (2400) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Excellent appearance with a huge tan billowy head that lasts with lace. Otherwise a bit sweet and shallow. Not bad and drinkable, but not a lot of character.
jackl (5380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ the brewpub. Deep brown with a small head. Nose of coffee, roasted grain. Chocolate cream pie. Ho hos. Taste is pretty sweet. Brown sugar, sort of creamy. Dark chocolate sweet/bitter. Touch of coffee. Medium body, soft carb.
DrSilverworm (7995) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4oz on tap at the brewpub. Near-black color. Thin off-white head. Ring of off-white head. Dots and bits of lace. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light dry finish. Dark fruit, some dark chocolate, light dry finish. Milk chocolate aroma, mildly earthy. Moderate sweet taste, nice light to moderate bitter. A solid kind of milky porter.
50belair (2804) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Dark roasted malt aromas. The taste follows suit with nutty/earthy subtones. Good body and mouthfeel.
cards04 (2113) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with off white head. Very attractive. Aromas of lactose, chocolate, red berries. Sweet, fruity lactose flavors, notes of chocolate and coconut. A bit thin. Good stuff.
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Ash and chocolate malt aroma. Black with nice tan head. Lightly sweet chocolate malt and mildly bitter wood ash/herbal flavor. Decent body.
ben4321 (4467) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft at Weinhaus, 12/31/14
Aroma: The aroma is roasted and bitter chocolate malts, earth, and a little ash
Appearance: Pours a brown color with a bubbly light brown head and decent lace
Flavor: The taste is lightly sweet, fairly malty, chocolate, roast, and a mid-bitter finish
Palate: Pretty easy drinking, with an average-plus carbonation, light for the style, dry finish
More bitter than I expected in the style, but fairly clean and rather drinkable. The overall profile is okay, but maybe just lacking a bit of depth of flavor. I drank this right after the Ninja Bread Man, which I preferred, but this is still tasty.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours from 12 oz can an opaque black, forming decent medium beige head of foam. Aroma of bitter chocolates, burnt nuts, deep malted barley, coffee and smokey grass. Flavour much all the same, deeply flavourful, robust beer. Big surprise, recommend.
Patrickctenchi (4535) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can: (5.6 %ABV)......also invites one to "Open a Can of Whoop Ass!".....(Which as we know, is among the basic principals of Bushido, though rarely translated in the Western Texts.....but, I digress.....)
Pours a dark, rubied-brown with a frothy, medium shade of tan head.
Cocoa, vanilla, and almost a berry aroma.
Flavour is cocoa, cream, cola, caramel malt and vanilla.
Very light coffee/smoke/ash bitter....
Almost a sweet stout....rather than a porter.....