jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So this guy poured a solid motor oil with off white head. It smelled of sweet chocolatey coffee and tasted much the same. It’s body seemed a little thin for how rich the flavor was, but overall a really enjoyable beer. I’d have it again for sure. As with most beers I really enjoy out of the bottle, I’d want to give the tap a go!
furthur (101) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opaque brown/black beer, chestnut colored head fades quick. Aroma is yeast, molasses and dried plums, roast malt and coffee. Flavor plums, coffee, roast malt. Body is moderately thin for style, carbonation a little heavy, but not fizzy. A slightly sweet porter that ends slightly bitter. Neither dry nor sweet.
zoucrew102 (379) - - APR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Note much aroma but I detect notes of chocolate and caramel malt as well as coffee. Pours dark brown with one finger of light brown head and no lacing. Sweet chocolate and caramel malt flavors to start. Finishes pretty smooth with coffee and hop bitterness. Nice porter.
maxwelldeux (3090) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a very small tan head on it. Nose is roasty with a bit of chocolate in there and just some hints of dark fruit. Taste is roasty and slightly sour, with dark fruit elements to it. Really quite interesting.
mmmbeer (1213) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker- poured a nontransparent solid black color when held to a light source, creamy 2mm head formed with several frog eyes that lasted for several minutes and had some lacing upon the vessel. Aroma of a darkly roasted malt, some Maxwell House Colombian that I reheat in the morning, and some chocolate. Hits the mouth with a nice wide body, malt was on the edge of burnt but it works, middle holds up very well, finish is acidic, smokey, and lasts. ’Bout time I had a damn beer!
3fourths (7803) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 Chocolate and roast malt inkiness, medium kilned cereals add some toffee / caramel touches, mild phenol spice and faint dark fruit esters at play. Toasty, malty, semi-sweet balanced by restrained bitterness. Medium body, creamy and soft mouth feel. Malt sugar coating, carbonation froth and acid washing makes it quenching. Nice sub-6% porter.
rougeau13 (1867) - Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with big beige head. Lots of coffee in the aroma with some caramel and chocolate. Roasty tasting with plenty of coffee flavor sans coffee bitterness. Medium body.
kaser (2121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Jaks. Black color with off white/tan head. Chocolate aroma. Nutty and burnt wood and cherry notes. Cocoa and coffee too. Delicious for having low ABV as well.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is black (almost opaque, flashlight tested).
Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate syrup, roasted grain), with a note of vanilla.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation.
Very simple rendition, kinda typical Big Sky quality. Chocolate syrupy, not much else going on. Bit too sweet and kind of syrupy mouthfeel, so it’s not very exciting by itself. I’ve had some success blending with Avery Out of Bounds, since that one is way more roast-heavy, bitter, and hoppy, so they complement each other pretty well.
Artichoke (49) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
No head. Smells like dark cherry, malt. Burnt caramel, not too sweet. A little disappointing on the finish.
Brouwerij (894) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head, settles fairly quickly. Thin lacing. Aroma is toasted, toffee, caramelized malt, nutty. Flavor is roasted, toffee, caramel, with a very mildly hoppy, roasted, nutty finish. Soft to moderate carbonation, medium body, smooth texture.