jsmerig (1358) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark reddish brown with a dark tan head. Aroma is smoked maple and Yeast. Taste is sweet smoked maple with a distinct bitterness tht blends well with the smoke.
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chicagobears (436) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This 9.4% hides its alcohol well. Nice blend of chocolate raisins and coffee in the flavor. The finish is surprisingly mild and sweet. Seems to be missing that ’something’ in the finish. The sweetness lingers with some vanilla as I drink it more.
JFGrind (1918) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml. bottle, some roasted and chocolate malts but really just a porter like alcohol delivery vehicle. Gets the job done, but with a cool name and Americanized label I fear it is overpriced.
Jrwhitney6 (382) - - DEC 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cherry brown with thin head. Weak nose - picked up a pilsner-like malt, with only a hint of coffee/chocolate typical of porters. Taste of roasted malt, some coffee - but also some syrupy sweetness. I liked this more on the first drink, and less on subsequent sips.
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xenodius (3) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cocoa, malt. Beautiful fluffy, fairly retentive head. Dark amber/Brown in color. Raisin/fig, cocoa, sweet molasses, coffee. Very velvety on the palate without too much carbonation. There’s a nuance that I can’t place... plum? Great finish. Malty, toasty and lingering. Fantastic.
robertjm (798) - Albany, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a small tan head. Body is more brown than black and light does pass through it when held up to a light. Light grainy aroma. Somewhat sweet flavors of chocolate and black cherries. Nice mouth feel to it. Pretty good deal for $2.99/btl!! Will have to look around for it up in my neck of the woods, and make sure to take a cooler with me the next time I’m in San Jose!
DSG (8627) - Tel Aviv, - NOV 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber to brown with light reddish hues and a big bubbly beige head. Aroma of mild roastiness, coffee, licorice, dark bread, smoky hints and light fruity notes. Sweet flavor, malty, caramelly, mildly roasty, with dark bread, chocolate, coffee, licorice, light fruitiness and a slightly drier, more roasty, and slightly alcoholic finish with a light smoky hint. Medium to full-bodied, kinda syrupy and sticky. Not bad, but too sweet and sugary for my liking.
zvikar (4070) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BBOTMC. Pours a stunning deep red with a huge beige head, aroma of chocolate, nuts and caramel, flavor is extremely sweet and sticky with some roasted tones, pumpernickel, medium bodied, nice
tnkw01 (1363) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown. Small head, a lot of lace. Coffee, chocolate aroma with hints of alcohol. Taste, great coffee taste.
ThreeCats (685) - ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear mahogany with a tiny head, looks more like a dark amber than a Porter. Aroma roasty with a strong rotten eggs note and some toast. Taste toasty and caramel, a little chocolate and Sherri. Not Porter-y either. Quite sweet. It’s possible that this bottle was just bad, but this was an altogether unpleasant beer.