glennmastrange (2025) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Moderate molasses, toasted and dark caramel for the malt, resin for the hops, light earth for the yeast, and a hint of tar. Head is small, frothy, off-white with fair lacing and is almost fully diminishing. Color is clear dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, watery with a lively carbonation and a dry, chalky like cocoa powder finish. A nice all around Porter.
auerbrau (3077) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Track 84 - Warwick, RI. Aroma throws a sweet and somewhat pleasent toffee pudding and brown bread with a bristly crispy butter and sugar caramelization. Pours a heavy brown with little white head. Flavor is immediately sweet and surprisingly boozy for only ~7%. The alcohols are warm, but pair well with the spicing underneath. The oatmeal creaminess adds a lot of depth to this beer. There were a lot of ways to go with this beer, but I think this worked the best.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Maxís. Pours a mostly deep dark brown- coffee almost black with a decent lasting off beige head. Aroma is nutty, chocolate malts, mostly sweet, definite oatmeal and oatmeal cookie going on- sweet moderate fruits- raisin, toast, and caramel/toffee sweet. Flavor is nicely sweet with toffee and smooth with creamy oats, cookie-like with chocolate malts, toast, Munich sweetness, light butter- diacetyl slickness but overall I thought it was pretty good.
dchmela (2480) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours a reddish brown with a thick creamy head. unmistakable aroma of oatmeal cookies, raisin an spice. Taste is light malt with oatmeal and dark fruit. Good stuff.
KYbrewgal (45) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Sergioís. Toasty, roasty, malty sweet aroma. Low carbonation, opaque dark brown with a low tan head. Oatmeal slickness/fullness on the palette, medium roast and bready flavors. Rich full mouthfeel. Would like to taste it again with more carbonation; but very good.
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - FEB 2, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked up 1/30/10 as growler-fill from Bellport Daveís. Drinking it tonight, 2/2/2010. Pours like a porter. Very dark, almost black. Minimal head (probably from two days post fill?) "Bubblegum" up front then some cocoa and chocolately-stuff as it warms. Not a bad aroma but not really all that intriguing either. Then again, as a porter, itís probably not supposed to weigh in on the nose like a RIS. Pretty thin. Residual cocoa finish. Canít shake the "candy flavor". "Dusty" finish.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum: Deep slick headless brown pour. Chocolaty and raisiny aroma with a soft roast presence. Slick body with mild carbonation. Airy/wafery dark malts in the flavor. Some raisiny character, but itís quite dry. A hint of metallic character with a softly roasted finish. One dimensional and par at best. The story is romantic, but the beer in practice is a mere mediocrity.
Travlr (9809) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Maxís in Baltimore, courtesy of Rob - than you sir! Thin maroon color with an edge head and no lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate and vanilla. Flavor starts with caramel, progresses to malt balls and cocoa with a scotch finish. Interesting.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler, For being almost 8 percent i thought this was pretty good. Poured a dark black, smelled some vanilla. Tasted like cookie dough. Would def. try again.
Maverick34 (1909) - New York, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark w/minor head. Aroma is vanilly. Taste is the same, I kind of convinced myself it was cookie doughed up. Alcohol camouflaged but can bomb you quickly.