lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red-brown, fine beige cover. Rings of lacing. Aroma is oatmeal, toasty, caramel, fruity, apple, malty. Taste is smooth body, caramel, apple. Nice.
beernovice39 (3109) - Montana, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Cigar City. Very pretty red/brown with a light tan head. Scent of roasted malts. Nice blended taste of malts and nuts.
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with minimal head. Aroma is roasty, with chocolate notes. Taste is the same. A bit nuanced, but overall kind of a generic porterish beer. $5/12oz draft... "but it’s like 9%" says the bartender.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler shared by plovmand, always appreciated!
Pours brown with a beige head.
The aroma is hay, light roast malt, nuts and a little caramel.
The flavour is caramel, chocolate, hay, nuts and malt.
Not really my thing..
Plovmand (6323) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler provided by Hopscotch. Thanks! Pours brown with a medium off white head. The aroma is light roasted, some chocolate, caramel and sweet malt. The flavour is chocolate, lots of caramel, some smoked wood and light tobacco. Long sweet caramel finish.
Nickls (1815) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Old BA rate - tap)
Pours with a lightly tan head with decent retention; deep, dark coppery brown with some ruby shimmers. Lightly roasted and sweetish malts; some bittersweet chocolate notes; pretty tame but nice aroma. Bittersweet flavors at first; rounded out by some woodiness and a little bit of sweetness; fairly rich and a little peaty. Soft carbonation; a little sticky; medium overall. Hugely drinkable, and this would be one helluva tasty session brew for me. Balanced, but pretty interesting.
douglas88 (5839) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler/Medicine bottle thanks to Ibrew2or3. Pours a wonderful black color with a medium light brown/beige head. The aroma is sweet chocolates, toasted malts, dust. The flavor is very nice; sweet nutty chocolates, smooth toasted malts, not really too sweet but some sweeter caramel and milky flavors are there. A enjoyable example of the style.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the House of Beer. Pours brown with a medium off white head. Medium palate. Has a hazelnut finish. Good chocolate flavors. This is average, but not amazing.
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Courtesy of McDiddyPop on BA. Pours a nice brown color with the slightest tinge of red to it. Great foamy tan head. The aroma is great with notes of dark malt, subtle sweetness, cocoa, and some nutty smell I can’t put my finger on. The taste follows the aroma as in the first flavor is the roasted malt balanced with some sweetness. Very well balanced. Mouthfeel is medium.
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2011 on draft at CC. pours a dark red with a medium white head. aroma is sweet cocoa with roasted malt. wood oatmeal and cocoa taste throughout. medium mouthfeel with a bit of carbonation. i could drink this beer all day.