GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
651mL. Pours overcarbonated, clear deep red. Larger foam. Nose is smoke, savory chocolate, bitter cocoa, vanilla. Taste is drained, ashy, possibly infected. Aerated, void palate.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
murky brown sepia, thin cream head, heavy lacing. Ashy nose, toasty with smoke. Grainy flavor, dry and biting, light crust and pepper with ample roast, especially through the end. Nice balance and dryness.
nimbleprop (3872) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle pours a translucent mahogany amber with some very fizzy beige head. Nose of dried malt, cocoa powder, cracker, ancho chile, raisin. Flavor is malty, cracker, toast, chocolate, raisin, black pepper. The high level of carbonation is distracting. Peppery finish.
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, thanks Travlr. Enormous tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cocoa, some caramel, milk chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, cocoa/bittersweet chocolate, light roast, caramel. Light-medium body, some effervescence.
radagast83 (3752) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Travlr, thanks Gene! Poured a dark black color with a huge, gushing tan head. Woah, wow. Aroma was some funky notes, with some notes of bitter malts, chocolate notes. Flavor is a touch infected chocolate, bitter malts. Wish it was better.
Travlr (9838) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of me. Gusher. Black, massive beige volcano head. Aroma of brown sugar, cocoa powder. Taste is very sweet chocolate bar, espresso.
BeerandBlues2 (8458) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours clear dark brown with a large, frothy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is chocolate and coffee malt, earthy hops, dates and vanilla. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a huge off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some spices and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some chocolate, roasted malt , caramel and nuts. Medium body, average carbonation
Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650ml @ Hotel Room, Hacienda Hotel LAX, El Segundo, CA
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, caramel and cacao. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate and cacao finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oz. It pours an enourmous dark beige head over a dark brown beer. Lots of dark chocolate and bonfire on the nose. Coffee and roasted malts too. The flavor has bonfire, dark chocolate and coffee, as well as a nice bitterness. Bitterness from both hops and heavily roasted malts it seems. Full body, a tad too much carbonation, and quite dry. Lots of dark chocolate and coffee in the finish. A pretty pleasant chocolate porter, well worth a try if you ever find it. 130822