bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a dense tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, and nuts. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, earth, cocoa, and grass with a dry finish.
FatPhil (12201) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml can (Beertopia, Omaha) - thanks Frank!
Lovely soft chocolate cakey roasty aroma, such a contrast to the previous harsh IPA, this is putting a smile back on my face. Nice dark brown, tan head. Lovely lovely rich roast, stops me in the middle of my sentence. Absolutely lovely porter, love the cakey chocolate roastiness. So mellow and it relaxes me as I drink it. This is what porters should be like, and this is why I love US porters, it must be the grains they use - oatmeal added? And I’m jealous. Finish has quite a dryness to it, and gets burnter and burnter with each glug, but nothing that doesn’t leave you thirsty for more.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a tan/beige head and dark brown color. Aroma is roasty dark malt-some cocoa/coffee. Taste follows with some earthy hops. 3.2
Ferris (9825) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft -Dark roast and dark chocolate. Jet black with a rich light brown head. Roast malts, bittersweet chocolate and a long sweet finish. Well balanced and just well done.
rosenbergh (9524) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at the Tapwerks Bricktown, Oklahoma City, OK.
Black colour with a small red hue and a small tan head.
Vinegar and roasted malt in the aroma.
The flavour is roasted malt and mild sourness.
deyholla (9336) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from the tap at rePUBlic. Pours a clear brown with a brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of dark grains and chocolate with a bit of roasted malts. Flavor starts with chocolate and dark grain but finish is full of roasted malts.
gnoff (9286) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at GABF on Thursday October 11, 2012
Dark brown to black color, brown head. Sweet, apple scent. Sweet, malty, fruity taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
DJMonarch (9170) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009
Hop aroma. Beige head. Black smooth and a little rich on the palate. Fruity with a hint of bitterness in a dry coffee roast finish.
sebletitje (8269) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
growler courtesy of BlueOkie.
pours brown, off-white head.
Aroma and flavors, chocolate malts, light mouthfeel with a touch of hop bitterness, finishes chocolaty/caramel with some yeast and spices Overall a nice balanced beer, easy to drink with some nice notes of roast and chocolate
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler courtesy of BlueOkie. Pours deep mahogany with nice mocha head. The aroma is a bit odd with firm earthiness moving roasty with a mild background of red wine like fruity tannin tartness and then almost ashy and dark chocolate. The taste is pretty rich with malts and chocolate blending toward earthiness, some roasted malt astringency and then the out of place red wine tannin tartness. It ends mildly dry and roasty.