jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bottle from recent trade. Pours black with minimal tan head. Aroma is vanilla and hints of dark chocolate. The vanilla is the main showcase and it does not disappoint. Lots of interplay between vanilla and cocoa when tasting. Also a slightly sour affect - any chance of infection? Seemed like an odd background note but it could have been improper handling as well. Overall, this was a solid beer and I’d go back for more.
UDBeernut (1993) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
motor oil black, thin khaki head that fades into the abyss. nose of roasted malt, light vanilla. taste is generally sweet with chocolate, cocoa, light vanilla. body is a bit on the thin side.
gnoff (8150) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled draught as part of a flight at Palm Harbor House of Beers, on January 21, 2014.
Very dark red to black color, brown head. Chocolate, sweet, cocoa, alcohol taste. Chocolate, grainy, roasted aftertaste. Medium mouthfeeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, milk chocolate scent.
Mrnoluv (199) - long beach, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably the best smelling porter I have ever had! Perfect aroma of vanilla, coffee, coca, chocolate, roasted beans, the taste is just like it smells but you can taste a strong hint of citrus? It works perfect. Beautiful dark brown pour, this is a great porter, only down side it could use a little more ABV and sweetness, just a hint. Good beer.
ACHops (900) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Uber. Pours somewhat thin inky brown with thin lacy mocha head. Aroma is thin roasty chocolate malt, sweet boozy bourbon. Taste is sweet chocolate malt, vanilla, muted bourbon, and a weirdly tart finish. Thin body and mouthfeel is a bit out of sync with the big flavors. Some nice notes here, but kinda out of sync overall.
jake65 (2848) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Dark brown pour with two fingers of fizzy brown head. Nose is heavy with roast, espresso, dark fruits, and booze. Sweet taste, baker’s chocolate, espresso, pitted fruits. A little bittersweet at moments and reminiscent of coffee grounds. Lightly cloying. The mouthful is very soft, but syrupy and sticky. Has a quick warming effect.
mikedR (1492) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Interestingly good. I usually don't like a strong bourbon taste, but here it really works. Strangely sweet, with a good porter case.
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Iphonephan (4007) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared from a22 oz bottle. Pours a dark cola with a tan head. Whisky nose. Flavors of tart cherry, smoke and oak. Very tart finish. Possibly infected.
Haslinger (866) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
from a bottle pours deep brown with a frothy head, smells great like coffee and chocolate. Tastes a bit thin but very much like coffee, tastes like a an iced mocha, very solid beer
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This 2011 vintage bottle, thanks to Myron, pours with a nice looking mahogany colored body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sweet malts and freshly mixed chocolate milk, heavy on the chocolate that bursts out of the glass. The taste is similar and full of yum where it tastes surprising like over chocolate Nestle chocolate milk where there are thin smatterings of malts here and there. Wow, nearly straight up chocolate goodness, I like it.