Brigadier (3225) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle
I have been wanting to try this for a while so when I had a quiet evening it was the first to get opened. An excellent release lives up to the name on the label. If you like Derby pie and coffee then this is the perfect beer for you.
Aroma / Appearance - A fluid rich base supports a growing mocha head that surges before slowly collapsing like melting snow. Pecans, dark chocolate, and coffee lend a creamy texture that is a bit unusual for a porter. The presence has a sweet dessert presence.
Flavor / Palate - Coffee and dark chocolate form a foundation for the maltiness that follows. After a few seconds pecans rise up to sit on top. The warm cocoa of the finish caps off a balanced experience with a handful of marshmallows. Drink this with dessert for a great pairing.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to wyzzywyz22, shared on his birthday at his. Good work mate and happy birthday! Poured pretty much black with thin to no head. Aroma is pecan, toffee, nuts, hmm interesting. Flavour is pecan, some fruits, nuts, balsamic vinegar, bit of sweet and sour in the finish. I liked it.
pentaz (1255) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Theis. Pours dark red/brown with a huge beige frothy head. Aroma is roasted malt, bread, vegetal, chocolate, quite burnt, mild smoke, rubber and metal. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is light+, oily, carbonation is moderate. Finishes dry, burnt and bitter.
Ferris (7578) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Molasses and some sweet boozy soapy notes. Jet black with a rich brown head. Dark chocolate and molasses with a light bit of the pecan in the finish. Nice, but not nearly as good as the 512 in regards to pecan flavor.
e303 (225) - - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber into tulip. Really nice beer from the 2013 release. Not a huge amount of pecan on the taste but a really flavorful beer nonetheless. Will grab again for the 2014 release.
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BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown almost black with creamy brown head. Smells of dried fruits, roasted malts, and nuts. Taste has a metallic tinge to it, caramel malts, drive fruit, light bitter, and coffee. Has a very creamy mouth feel and has a bitter coffee after taste.
deyholla (8011) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to trade! Pours near black with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has dark grains with some sweet chocolate and a hint of pecan. Flavor has more roasted malts with some sweet dark grains and a bit of pecan.
nittanyjim (67) - - MAR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown to black, thin brown head. Sugary, burnt nut nose. Malty, cardboard taste that quickly fades to nuts with a slight bitter taste at the end. Slightly creamy/chewy. Very nice.
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@vPBFIII. More or less pitch black colour, small off-white head. Aroma is nuts, some alcohol, a bit sugary along with some raisins and ripe fruits. Flavour is raisins, sweet ripe fruits, alcohol, nuts and some strange kind of sweetness.
johnnnniee (2833) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Andover Liquors, dark brown black tan head. Sweet brown sugary nutty aroma and flavor. Nice beer, although the flavor is a bit subtle, I was expecting something along the lines of Southern Tier Creme Brulee.