Jow (1663) - New York, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brickyard. Pours deep murky brown. Nose of some cocoa and roasted malt. Tastes similar big toasty flavor, chocolate, earth, slight pine and medicinal qualities. Creamy palate. Cola on finish
nimbleprop (3845) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
32oz growler pours an inky black with some cloudy, white head. Nice coffee nose, brown sugar, toasted bread, a little caramel. Flavor is strong, malty, toast, cracker, coffee, brown sugar. Dry, malty finish. Really strong. Super drinkable.
Iphonephan (2202) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at ChurchKey in DC. Pours a dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of toasted nuts. Flavors of coffee and some chocolate. Bitter finish.
kermis (3644) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchkey. Pours near black with a big beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, roast, some chalkiness, dark chocolate. Flavour is light moderate sweet and light heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown, steady white head lasts momentarily. Nose is bitter as hell, cake and earth with bitter chocolate and roasts. Flavor is light toast and crust early, mid incredible roast before hints of chocolate sweetness. Really balanced, fudgy chalk profile. Very nice.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler, thanks nimbleprop. Small beige head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, strong coffee, some lactose, roast, milk chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, roast, some lactose, light chocolate. Medium body, light stickiness.
radagast83 (3734) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of nimbleprop, thank you! Poured a dark brown color, off-white head. Roasted malts, some chocolate, bitterness. Flavor was roasted, chocolate, bitter notes. Creamy.
BeerandBlues2 (8442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by Nimbleprop. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, chocolate, and cookie malt, dates and figs, earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruits, light hops and bitterness, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler courtesy of nimbleprop, thanks! Murky brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of coffee grounds and cocoa. Taste is roasty, medium body.
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Rattle’n’Hum NYC, 20/05/13.
Mid black with a medium tan head.
Nose is roasty malt, light smoke, bitter chocolate.
Taste is roast malt forward, chocolate, mineral bite, touch lactose.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, roasty finish.
A more than decent porter - really liking the stuff from Barrier!