bhensonb (10966) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Bruisin Ales. Pours pretty dark brown with a creamy frothy beige head that deconstructs in a weird way. Aromas of chocolate and burnt malt, with something suggesting a little sour - or maybe it’s coffee. Med minus body. Flavor is ashy chocolate with some burnt malt and coffee. Seems halfway between stout and porter. Maybe a little bit of lactose in the finish - or something that suggests that. Nice porter.
PaperKnife (82) - - MAY 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Black and lighter around the edges. Foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasty. Coffee, roast malt, and some hop bitterness.
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong aroma and tempting appearance leads to a more mild than expected taste and simple mouthfeel.
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Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally reviewed: 1/14/10. Another of the offerings I had at the brewpub the other night. Came out a dark black with a bit of light around the edges. Small tan head capped it off. Sip rings and lace present. Scents of coffee, milk chocolate, and dark breads.
Another full-bodied beer here. I like the depth of this. This is definitely a more coffee-forward beer. Flavors of espresso, pumpernickel bread, and graham crackers. This was my favorite offering of the night I think. Well done!
ADesenberg (586) - Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, sampler: a tad boring, pours dark brown with a tasty looking tan head. It smells chocolaty, and roasty, but leaves you wishing for it in the flavor.
edgallow (2012) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft sampler pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and a hint of spice. Taste is much of the same.
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blipp (6072) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with fresh coffee and light dark chocolate. The flavor has dark chocolate sweetness, roasted malts, and coffee. Good stuff.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Asheville ninja porter 7/16/11.
$4 @ bruisin ales
Porter color with a soft beige head.
A nutty caramel creams, dried sage?/odd herbaceous-ness, roast, buttery.
F spicy hoppy finish, lingering buttered roastiness, toasted nuts, dark herbal digestif, roots and rootbeer.
Lighter than medium bodied, crisp, spicy, light ashy dryness
Something weird about this one.
Travlr (11213) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Murky brown color, tan head. Aroma of chocolate and light spice. Taste is similar. More of a stout than a porter.
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Coxe location. Standard brewpub porter visuals. Good flavor with bitter chocolate, roast and cream all making a showing of it. Among the ones I’d choose on a return. (#4298, 10/5/2011)