biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m doing my ratings from Asheville this weekend a bit backwards, starting with the growler I took home courtesy of Aaron. Tasty porter with a nice roasty finish, a little thin but that’s OK for the style. Enjoyed it.
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours dark brown/black letting some light through, a small tan head. Nose of chocolate, coffee, roast, some caramel. The body is a little thin, like my impression of a British porter. Chocolate, roast, some fruit and caramel, semi-sweet, some light bitterness to close.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black pour with a small tan head...Chocolate coffeeish aroma...Medium body, creamy mouthfeel...chocolate flavors with some burnt charcoal in the finish...Mild carbonation...Good porter...
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber on 5/5/09. Black with ruby highlights and a large frothy head. Coffee aroma with some subdued chocolate. Medium body and carbonation, but the mouthfeel is a little thin. Some burnt sugar flavors and a malt based bitterness that is accentuated by a hoppy dryness in the finish. Drinkable, but kind of one dimensional.
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting at Andy’s, I think Paul brought this one. Pours a deep black with a light tan head. Notes of smoke, roast, and some esters. Nice thick body on this one, though it thins out a bit as it warms. Nice roast.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Dickinsonbeer: Brown ruby pour with a wispy tan head. Simple crystal aroma- toasted and one dimensional. Light feel- thinish. Nice porter flavor- chocolaty, nutty, dark/roasted crystal malt with mild husky notes. A simple but solid porter.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dickinsonbeer. Rich, chocolatey, chalky aroma, mostly dry, a touch of peanut. Dry, full, clean flavor, not too rich but pretty decent, a touch milky and chalky, easy drinking, fairly mild, a touch bitter. Enjoyable.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 7, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with a tan head. Has a weak chocolate aroma. A bit watery and lacking flavor all around.
maltdog (619) - Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at brewery. Looks like porter. Lucious roasty-sweet nose showcases chocolate and coffee, plus nuances of fig and bubblegum. Fruity, roasty, and cola flavors. Clean Finish, mldly bitter aftertaste. Although the beer starts out nicely, as carbonation wanes it becomes as one-dimensional, and most of the bottle is just limp and caramelly as flat Coke. Medium-light body, smooth and slick. Pleasant beer, nothing special.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a fairly small light tan head. Big hops on the nose, highly roasted coffee, and dark chocolate. Dark chocolate taste, moderate coffee, a good amount of pine that works fairly well. Medium bodied and creamy, I thought this was pretty good. Think a lighter Black Sun Stout.