NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma consisted of chocolate, caramel and coffee with an accent of dark fruits, namely raisins. The chocolate was dominant and the malt backbone strong. The beer poured clear with a low and persistent off white head which fell rather rapidly. The flavor was nutty with some roast and chocolate and was extremely dry in the finish. The roast was almost smokey in character and had a light flavor of burnt marshmallow. Just above medium body. A nice beer, not as awesome as the first time I had it, but still a solid porter.
12 ounce bottle.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown color with tan bubbly head. Arp,al of semi-sweet chocolate and roasted malt and burnt graint. Taste is semi-sweet chocolate, roasted malt, and burnt grains, must like the aroma. There was also a nice hop profile in the background to support the bitter taste and dry feel on this one. However, I felt it was a bit too dry and seemed a little musty, if you will. Pretty carbonated for a porter but overall it’s done well.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Seemingly black with a fuzzy tan head but becoming cherry mahogany and translucent when put to light. Aromatic rhythms are encouraging. Mocha torte, Columbian coffee grinds, decadent dark chocolate turtles and blackened oats for extra depth. Big first flavor quaff fades into a roasted medley – principally barley and black patent – to add an ashen adjustment. Carbonation’s a bit too wholesome and it’s extremely dry. Oats crisped in a frying pan and burnt wheat toast cloud the judgment of prior semi-sweet chocolate manifestations. Medium-bodied with a mouth compression that attempts to stifle the ash, which is where we find the fire’s burnt brownie accelerant, right next to a crisp satchel holding determinably dry espresso beans.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamier, dryer than most perters. Average or more carbonation. Obligatory coffee/choc. notes.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark black pour w/ a nice small bubbled tan head and some good lacing. Roasty malt aroma hints of bitter semi sweet chocolate or cocoa powder. Palate is pretty avg. Flavor is of a well done porter hints of coffee lots of chocolate a very roasted malt and a pretty dry finish. I liked it.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured black with a big thick, creamy head.
Sweet roasty aroma.
Flavor is bitter, roasty chocolate with a light body and sweet creamy finish.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Good roasty malt aroma. Black body with dark tan head. Medium bodied brew with some good mixture of roast and chocolate. Left a roasted malt power coco aftertaste on palate.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had from the bottle at the CU beer club meeting, thanks to phil I believe. Dark with just a bit of a brown ish haead. Nose mostly coffee roasted. Taste was stronger with cream and chocolate. For a porter not bad.
mamabeer (39) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle = Nose and appearance were both like a stout. There was a good tan head, dark but not black color and a distinct chocolate aroma. Taste had lots of roasted coffee and chocolate flavor, but also some of the creamier milk chocolate taste. Smooth, but not thick mouthfeel. I thought this was a nice full porter.
benfergy (235) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 30, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Jet black appearance. The aroma is quite herbal. The first taste continues this herbal theme, and further tastes are quite hoppy. Not a very smooth beer, in my opinion, and I prefer CW’s Stout. This is an allright beer, I guess.