Franksv6 (737) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unclear black colored beer white a small cremey head. Taste is wood, oak, chocolade, nice bitter, coffee, caramel and herbs. Good long afthertaste. Nice one.
Alphadelic (2065) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this one for almost a year now, picked it up at the brewery on a road-trip. The nose is one of the best chocolate aromas around, Southern Tiery almost with a little touch of booziness underneath. In the mouth it is rich and heavy wth a beautiful chocolate/vanilla flavor mingled with robust roast malts and hints of coffee. I am really impressed by this beer. Like a fantastic milkshake.
pete4999 (1377) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY. Nice deep dark pour. Heavy on the chocolate, very much so. Sweet but not killer. Didnít get a lot of the bourbon and oak, just a lot of nice chocolate. Would have again.
tmongoose (2056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2015 Bomber shared. Poured a medium to dark brown withimal off white head. The aroma besides roasted malts was chocolate malt. The flavor was chocolate malt a roasted mslts. Awesome flavor I coukd drink this all night long. After it really warmed up you could get a nice mellow alcohol burn. Overall awesome beer with great depth and flavor.
Sammy (10556) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Incredible big chocolate thick porter. Very drinkable, and filling. Thick rich black body. Big chocolate aroma. Great dessert.
Pailhead (6248) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Jason R
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, faint bourbon, and oak. It pours a dark brown with a faint orange highlights and a small beige head that fades to a minimal film outlined by a fine ring. The flavor starts with moderate milk chocolate and sweet caramel. The finish has roasted malt, vanilla, light black coffee, and light oak. I donít much actual bourbon. Itís light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.
jsnicholas (486) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (22oz $17): dark brown, but clear. One finger tan head. Aroma mostly chocolate. Taste is bitter sweet chocolate with a mild coffe bitterness in the end. Nice desert beer.
ICEatALAMO (1243) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The Pour is a dark brown with a lighter head. The aroma is warm chocolate and oak. The taste is very smooth. A lot of chocolate and big vanilla notes. A really good beer overall.
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ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle into a tulip. From notes.
A: Pours a very dark red color; this is one of the lighter porters Iíve seen in a while The head is a one finger mocha shade, with decent retention. Not much lacing is left on the glass.
S: Itís quite oaky to start. More and more chocolate comes out when itís allowed to warm up. My big complaint about the aroma is how perfumey it seems - otherwise, itís not bad.
T: Better than the aroma. Oak hits the palate first before chocolate notes subtly appear around the midtaste. The first couple of sips are problematic - they seem to have far too much perfume, but after a few more sips, that note goes away to reveal a really nice, easy-going porter. A slight finish of brown sugar rounds the beer out.
M: This one feels pretty light, and dry to boot. While itís not highly carbonated, itís still really easy to drink at the end of the day.
O: A good porter that really grew on me the more I drank it. Worth its high price tag? Nah, not really. Worth sampling? Absolutely. If this cut out some of those perfume notes, then it would be out of this world.
Dogbrick (10714) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Kurtkeller 019: Choco-tastic 02 on 12/27/2014. The beer pours a brownish-black color with a medium light brown head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of chocolate, malt and oak. Medium-bodied with flavors of chocolate syrup, roast malt and coffee. Bourbon is very minimal in the background. The finish is sweet with a chocolate and vanilla aftertaste. Pretty good overall.