Syndicate (89) - Idaho, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
so over carbonated its stupid. I can barely drink this thing. Great nose, good flavor but too much head to start drinking
superspak (2608) - Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, dark bread, toast, light coffee, light char, floral, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt with moderate earthy hop presence; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, dark bread, toast, light char, light coffee, floral, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Light roast/herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, dark bread, toast, light char, light coffee, herbal, floral, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt flavors with moderate earthy hops; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice and straightforward porter style. Good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Thejay801 (12) - - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark. Nice light chocolate taste. Good porter with a little spice. A really good porter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
22oz bottle .. . pours out black then nothing but massive foam.. very prickly .. . taste is decent, just can’t get into it with such a horrid mouthfeel .. . boo! .. . .goodbye Rolo!
Sammy (8660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Recent bottle from Lizardville. good porter, Chocolately, though somewhat sour finish. Not super drinkable, but nice effort. Medium mouthfeel, well carbonated. Some lace dots.
cheap (4057) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bomber. On sale at vintage, nice place. Beauty of a pour into a big glass mug. Now I know my mug holds 22 oz, heheh. First taste is a little strong, just almost over the top but not quite. Yes, not sure if it borders on the Baltic porter side but I’m leaning there. From my experiences with macro porters, this is stronger. I want to almost say its bordering on impy stout or impy porter territory. Roasty aroma becomes nearly volatile after a while. Could have a few more manners. Getting dizzy near the end of the bottle. Tho alky is almost seven % is not as intrusive as the number indicates. I swear I detect a slight sense of tartness in there....saves it. Finish is not as medicinal as I thot it would be. Yes, decent porter finish.
malrubius (1715) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Red Wine & Brew Chesterland. Dark brown/black with lasting tan head. Roasted chocolate malts and some grassy hops in aroma. Roasted chocolate covered figs/raisins with some coffee notes and grassy hops medium assertive hops with pretty clean finish. Nice medium body, not thick or thin. Sessionable but hearty. Solid.
pottygok (470) - Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Malty, roasted aroma--bread, cereal, hints of caramel--with doughy yeast underpinnings.
Appearance: Dark mahogany with a rocky tan head.
Taste: Medium sweetness immediately, but with a hint of sourness in the finish.
Palate: Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, long finish.
Overall: A bit disappointing. The tart sourness in the finish really throws this off.
Brigadier (2985) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 ounce bottle
This was a little disappointing but pretty par for the course for Buckeye Brewing. Their beers have seldom been exceptional. This is competent but there are many other better porters even within the Cleveland area. Still, it is nice to support a place like Buckeye so I will probably keep trying their releases as long as they are affordable.
Aroma / Appearance - The fluid black base swirls like watered down ink. A coffee colored head is dense and rests on top of the base like a foam mattress topper. Coffee, ash, and dusty gravel mix with melted semisweet chocolate. It is in the ballpark yet somehow fails to impress. I felt kind of meh without even taking a first sip.
Flavor / Palate - The slightly muted nature of this beer makes it hard to get excited about. Black coffee, dark bittersweet chocolate, and a bitter finish are the hallmarks of an average porter. Beyond that there is not much to say. If you want better releases check out something from Great Lakes. If you want another Ohio tick then try this one as well.
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Buckeye Beer Engine. Dark brown pour with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Roasted malt and hops in the nose. Medium body with a roasty malt character with some grassy hops and chocolate behind it. The finish is sweet with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Above average overall.