Evolutionary (300) - Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Schaumburg location. Pour is deep dark brown and little to no head. Medium mouthfeel and a bit sweet upfront. Notes of sweet chocolate and smoky ash but leaves a bit to be desired. Not great but ok.
---Rated via my mouth
jsquire (3553) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark beer with a thin foamy tan head. Light chocolate and rusted grain nose. Milk chocolate flavors with some toast, ripe fruit and some brown sugar sweetness. Long chocolaty finish. Okay porter.
sonnycheeba (3745) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours dark brown with average, fizzy beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, coffee, figs, earthy hops, and some ash. Flavor is bland malts, some dark fruit esters, light smoke and coffee; dry finish with a touch of chocolate. Medium body and low carbonation.
jerseyjohn71 (202) - corsicana, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this is a good beer w/ burger [stout] just make sure the cap is tight , when you get a growler to go,,,,,,,,,
cbfobes (2344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Schaumburg location, pours a dark brown with no head, the aroma is of slight chocolate and a little bit of coffee, the flavor has a little chocolate on the front end but seems very artificial, almost like coco puffs but the cheap kind that your mom used to buy and not the good stuff, pass.
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF on Thursday October 11, 2012
From "Ram Restaurant & Brewery Boise Id"
Dark brown to black color, brown head. Sweet, chocolate scent. Sweet, chocolate taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ C.I. Shenanigans in Spokane. Dark brown, tan head. Nice aroma of coffee, roast, and light smoke. Robust roasty palate, coffee, light ash. Dry finish. Very nicely paired with the fresh oysters.
freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid porter with nice old coffee character. Soft carbonation. More of an English brown porter with a nice caramel earthy malt.
fiveacestx (634) - Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at RAM in Rosemont, IL - Pours dark but not solid black with light off white head. Huge coffee taste and nose with a medium heavy body and a roasted malt flavor.
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serious roasted coffee aroma. Deep brown in color. Light mouthfeel a clean taste with the roastiness coming through in the finish.
Notes: Pub visit during ’09 GABF