50belair (2967) - 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 (2372) - 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 (9132) - 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 (4826) - 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 (4958) - 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.....
DocJitsu (1295) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very dark brown with a camel colored head. He has a modest moderately roasted malt nose. Flavors approximate the nose. Standard Porter.
Itzjerm (1736) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice robust porter. Dark coffee and smokey flavors. Nice mouthfeel also. Sweet malty pleasant. Not much a head.
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FROTHINGSLOSH (5591) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the 11/2014 3R6P gathering. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with faint orange highlights and a medium sized foamy tan head that left decent lacing. The aroma was roasty, vanilla, a bit of molasses and charcoal. The flavor was dryish and roasty with wood and hints of smoke and cola. Long finish. Medium body. Meh.
kaser (4179) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of toasted nuts and cocoa. Taste is milky and chocolate. Delicious. Sampler draft at bier garden in Asheville.