Ibrew2or3 (7498) - 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.
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour, minimal head. Aroma is roasty chocolate and caramel. Flavor is all chocolate and coffee.
monk191 (1297) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An incredible porter. Pours a beautiful syrupy black with a brown head. Smells like raisins, coffee and vanilla. A huge amount of vanilla in the taste. Some more coffee and chocolate too. Paired with Mushroom Lamb burger, the beer is smoothed out, becomes richer, and has some more chocolate in the finish. A damn good beer! Had in the bottle.
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Darwenus (648) - Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper brown with cherry highlights and an average, tan head. The aroma is coffee and hops. The flavor is both strong and tart. I typically enjoy porters that are a little richer and sweeter than this, but this was good. I don’t know if it would pair with food as well as, for insance, Sierra Nevada’s Porter does. But it is good.
Fatehunter (1647) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured into an imperial pint glass. Nice finger and half of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is chocolate with a touch of vanilla. It’s nice but tough to distinguish any other smells.
Well, this combination of porter, vanilla beans and cacao nibs is a bad idea. There’s a bitter/sour/chocolate taste throughout that ruins the whole thing.
The texture is thicker with low carbonation.
Not recommended unless you’d like a sour chocolate porter.
Mora2000 (5968) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with a large tan head. The aroma is full of heavy milk chocolate with some vanilla and roasted malt. The flavor is very similar with the heavy chocolate and roasted malt notes complimented some dark fruit and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel and high, prickly carbonation.
rayOfBeer (673) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap: blackish pour with medium-sized tan head. Aroma is malty with roast grain and a little charred wood. Flavor is thick malt with some chocolate and vanilla notes, coffee, salt and roasted grain. Fairly sweet with just traces of a grain bitterness. Tasty beer with nice flavor for easy sipping with spicy wings.
MacBoost (1520) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2013
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Horrible infected mess. Only positive attribute is it looked good. Sour garbage juice that needs to be avoided at all costs. completely fucked.
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle; Color: Chocolate brown. Aroma: Sweet cocoa/malt/sugar. Flavor: Rich and thick with pretty impressive complexity. Tastes of dark chocolate thick and rich enough to satisfy any chocolate lovers palate. Vanilla is also tasted on a smaller scale, but absolutely delicous.
alexanderj (3414) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; poured a dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa, earth, cherries, fruit, brown sugar and earth. Nice complexity. Flavor of caramel, cocoa and cherries. Dash of vanilla and sweetness. roasted throughout. Nice palate.