mcclainc50 (172) - New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark black brown with a tan head leaving moderate lacing. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate amd the barrell aging. Chocolate flavor is strong and immediate, more of a semi sweet chocolate than bitter dark, some slight coffee notes and a touch of licorice. Absolutely delicious and worth trying if you appreciate porters.
SHIG (3586) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to timfoolery: Poured brown huge with a beige head. Aroma sweet grassy and malts. Sweet bakers chocolate and roasted malt.
omhper (19374) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled at SBWF. Near black, small beige head. Aroma of milk chocolate. Sweet with full body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Toffeeish chocolate, not much else. Fairly low bitterness. A candyish superficial beer, Southern Tier style.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark mahogany pour with a full light brown milk chocolate head that slowly recedes. Nose is sweet chocolate. smooth mouth feel that hits early with sweet milk chocolate, bitter sweet chocolate, caramel. Finish is very pleasant, a great balance of bitter, velvety smooth and sweet. I don’t get a lot of oak,instead I think that simply smoothened the edges and refined it very well. Impressed. Great tribute to the pooch on the cover.
gyllenbock (4634) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at SBWF 2013.
Dark brown with a small head. This was a sweet one with a lot of chocolate. The taste reminded a lot of "chokladpudding". Also milk and some notes of vanilla. A dessert beer. I like it!
nimbleprop (4871) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours a translucent brown with some thin, beige head. Nose has a ton of mocha, cake, chocolate brownie, vanilla, brown sugar, coffee. Flavor is similar, mocha, vanilla, brown sugar, chocolate brownie ala mode. Slightly hot finish.
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
an expensive beer, close to $20 for the 22oz bottle .. . medium brown .. mild foam .. . chocolate, tart tar, and mild barrel .. . a lighter porter, not bad but for the price, not worth it at all .. . . this isn’t a farm.
BeerandBlues2 (9690) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy chocolate, some roast malt notes, prunes and figs. Flavor is malt dominant with chocolate, light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
MrChopin (3280) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
murky sepia, cream wisps last. Cinnamon sticks, huge blasts of marshmallow, very sugary. Flavor equally sweet, cotton candy, my teeth hurt. all over, hints of chocolate, light burnt caramel throughout. just burn some wort.
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Medium tan head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, mocha, light coffee liqueur. Taste is just as it smells. Medium body, low carbonation.