scottw86 (1136) - Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured black with a small off-white head. Aroma has lots of roasted chocolate and coffee. Some vanilla as well. Taste is very roasted with lots of chocolate malts. The taste surprisingly turns very smooth and sweet with lots of coffee and vanilla. Some dark fruit as well. Finish has some nice burnt coffee flavors with vanilla and some raspberries. Overall very smooth and well balanced.
jtclockwork (9866) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of vanilla, sarsaparilla, light lactose, cocoa and toasted black malt. A bit over carbonated. Medium body. Mild roastiness.
arminjewell (7030) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle thanks to SS, gushed out of bottle. Aroma is carbon dioxide acid, lactic acid some roast, but really infected. Taste is some slight roast, but lots of lactic acid, not good. Wish it wasn’t infected...
adnielsen (9619) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Armin. Incredibly lively head. Brown appearance with a huge light brown head. Cola, light brown, sour nose. Fairly sour, cola, caramel nutty, bitter, nasty, funky flavor. Infected unfortunately.
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Largge beige head, black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast, faint anise. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast, some earthy. Medium-full body, some stickiness, creaminess, low carbonation.
craftbeerdesign (2197) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
4 oz on tap at ChurchKey. black pour with a small tan head. great nose full of vanilla and chocolate. medium body - creamy throughout with more vanilla, coffee, chocolate and nice roasted malts. sweet finish.
JohnnyJ (4675) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Stone sour ale fest. Dark brown pour, with a tan head. Roasted malts, dry dark chocolate, vanilla, light notes of oak, and some dark fruit. Kind of boozy, but warming. A fairly dry, bitter imperial porter.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - APR 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really like this brew. Pours with a big nose on it. Porter qualities are strong.. Roasted malts, strong alcohol. Great winter brew.
JaBier (5080) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at City Beer back in August. Pours dark brown with a huge tan head. Boozy and malty nose with notes of chocolate, vanilla, caramel and tobacco. Flavor starts with caramel malt and becomes booze and somewhat subtle vanilla before a bitter chocolate finish.
thetmaxx (764) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a 12oz glass. Colour is basically black, with thick tan head. Aroma is interesting, trying to put a finger on what I smell... Coriander is notice, some alcohol smell. Flavour is also of alcohol, but still other fruit and floral flavours come through, maybe slightly oaky. Overall it is in the barley wine category, of which I’m not as familiar with.