goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear very dark brown with a thin beige head. The aroma was roasty, smokey and doughy. Roasted malt flavor that was light and dry from front to back. Dry bitter finish.
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared by Dallas, thanks
Appearance: Brown with a small beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and brown sugar
Taste: Roasted malts and chocolate
Nice and mellow, easy drinking
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Small fizzy tan head that was mostly lasting, next to no lacing, very little carbonation noted, semi-opaque, and a dark brown hue with a reddish tint. Nose was semi-roasty, sweet, chocolate, and some dark fruit. The flavor was roasty, chocolate, semi-sweet, dark fruits, and a hint of alcohol. Finishes dry. Smooth, dry mouthfeel and medium body. Quaffable, good for the style, nicely done, ABV well masked, well balanced, and worthy of a try.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml from my man StFun - thanks, Josh!!! Decided to sample this as NFL preseason kicks off (yes, I am lame). Nice dark brown pour, thick and oily, and with minimal head but some decent sticky lace. Strong chocolate notes in the aroma, along with slight fruity and lactic traits. Really enjoyable mouthfeel, the kind of thing that’s great to roll around in the mouth. Silky feel is abetted by the recurrence of Baltic properties in the flavor, and there are also some fine bitter and smoke elements coming in there. But overall it’s a thick milkshake of a beer, and quite enjoyable as such.
travita (3841) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown to black in color with a decent tan head. Alcohol, slightly roasty, and dark fruits. Smells have nutiness, medium body and is slightly dry.
jkwood04 (3745) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in a lager glass. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, and some floral hops. Flavor about the same with sweetness like bubble gum on the finish. Smooth texture. A pretty good porter.
jkwalking05 (3629) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is of molasses, oak, smoke and licorice. Taste is of coffee, molasses, and roasted malts with a slight smoliness. Very dry.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Poured a cloudy, nearly opaque black color with a bit of red around the edges and a tan head. Big molasses and milk chocolate aroma with a hint of alcohol. Slightly sweet on the tongue and medium bodied with a relatively creamy mouth feel. Tasted of chocolate and rum soaked fruit cake made with plum, raisin, and fig. Not too bad.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via alexsdad06, thanks dude, I had the Bourbon Version last week. Pours black with a tan head. Nose is sweet and chocolaty but overly sweet and boozy. Taste is sweet, boozy and all in all hot. This is good but it ain’t got nothin on the bourbon barreled version.
pantanap (3350) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle....pours almost black but barely allows some light to pass through. s sustaining fluffy light tan head also came with it.....chocolate and cocoa made up most of the nose. there was also a little dark fruit presence as well.....chocolate and dark fruit in the flavor. medium carbonation with a full creamy mouthfeel. it finished off on a slight bitter note. pretty drinkable even at 11%.