argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, thanks nmann08. Small beige head atop clear cola black body. Aroma is sweet, milk chocolate, pecan. Taste is moderately sweet, pecan, milk chocolate, some roast, light bittersweet chocolate. Medium body, some stickiness.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@dstructos Daks Back-22oz bottle–pours a light brown head and brown color. Aroma is frankenberry(TM by someone @Gathering). Taste is baker’s dark chocolate, some earthy hops.
Travlr (9833) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Murky maroon color. Smells like shoefly pie that you get in Amish country. Taste is extremely sweet and syrupy, with butter, molasses and spice.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep dark brown porter with a thin moka head. In aroma, sweet vanilla chocolate,and light milkey coffee notes. In mouth, a nice sweet nutty chocolate, nutella, medium bodied. On tap at Jacob Wirth’s, Jan. 15 2011.
Ratman197 (8484) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of pecans, brown sugar, dark chocolate and graham crackers. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of pecans, graham crackers, dark chocolate, , carmel and brown sugar with a smooth lingering pecan finish.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle…Murky dark brown ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Small, swirling retention. The artificial, but excellent aroma brings back memories of my favorite childhood breakfast cereals – BooBerry and FrankenBerry. Light to medium-bodied and watery with lively carbonation. The flavor slants toward the bitter side of balance and presents a hint of cardboard-like oxidation. There are no other real flaws here; I even taste a little pecan nuttiness. Otherwise, not much is going on. Sort of lifeless and uninspired once one ventures past the nose; however, this bottle is devoid of all the flaws previous ratings have depicted. Finishes lightly bitter and fairly dry. More of an American brown ale than porter, I think. Bottle courtesy of Dstructo!
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2011
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Dude this is franken boo berry cereal. Aroma and flavor. Holy crap. Totally artificial and crazy.
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
651mL courtesy of our new RB friend nmann08. Pours a clear brown with a small, deep brown head with little retention and spotty lace. Way off SRM for porter. Aroma is just way off- tons of diacetyl, rotting fruits, vanilla, many banana cream pie. Whoa. Taste is artificial banana flavoring, diet vanilla soda, maybe some nutty hops. Some toffee and malt peeking through a somewhat alcohol solvent body. Drain pour.
Ughsmash (6914) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Poured very deep reddish-brown with a solid cap of tan head.. looked aiight. The aroma was hella-sweet, with vanilla, pecans, candied caramel, and toffee.. buttery.. not what I usually want in my beer, but it was intriguing. The flavor was just as sweet as the nose indicated.. probably more vanilla than anything else, with plenty of sweetened pecans and caramel too.. some earthy bitterness and vanilla beans around.. tasty, but hard to drink a lot of. Medium-bodied and remarkably sweet as mentioned on the palate.. bitterness cut through a little bit (mostly vanilla-inspired).. interesting stuff that I think rates a little low.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle consumed at Dark Lord Day. Served in a SAVOR snifter.
Pours a moderately-dark brown color with a thin off-white head that leaves just a speck of lacing there as it goes down. The nose brings forward some pecan as well as light toffee and butter. Almost reminiscent of cotton candy as you move into the flavor; it’s just that sort of sweetness. Nuts and a bit of butter and toffee finish off the flavor. Not unpleasant, but not something I really enjoyed too much either. Mouthfeel was fairly smooth and one of the better aspects, but the creamy toffee still crept through. Not a bad beer, but not something I would seek out again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-11-2011