yngwie (14703) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, shared by Cunningham. It’s a clear reddish brown beer with a small light beige head. Roasted light alcoholic nose with coffee and a touch of dark bread. A bit alcoholic in the mouth, medium bodied and soft on the carbonation. Laying roasted finish with a certain warmth. Pleasant, but not very interesting. 140214
Westchesterco (1238) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
On draft at independent ale house in rapid city it is a dark brown color with a slight head. The atoms is sherry and coffee the taste is raisin ands bitter coffee flavor
Iphonephan (3912) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Independent Ale House in Rapid City SD. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and raisins. Flavor include some coffee and licorice. Light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Bitter roast finish.
snoworsummer (2858) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours very dark brown with a bubbly, frothy, beige head. Tastes like mild coffee, grains, earth, sweet malt, lightly roasted. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like malt, grains, light coffee, and roasted meat.
sonnycheeba (4044) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared by snoworsummer. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate, fig, light earthiness, and light coffee. Flavor is dry, roasted malts, light earthy hop bitterness, light chocolate, and faint dark fruit esters; dry roast finish. Medium body and carbonation.
harrymel (1536) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to a77cj7 on this one.
A: pours a dark brown porter with little translucency. Transient head whit dissappears and leaves a couple spots of burnt cream bubbles. No lacing.
S: Bit of cardboard on this one (oxidation?). There’s plenty of dry malts and hints of dark cocoa nose, along a hint of milk choco feel. The cardboard keeps coming back.
T: Nice. Creamy, cocoa, graham, dark malts. Plenty of leftover resonance on the back end. I like the dry flavor despite the cream tones.
M: Medium body and medium carb. Good mouthfeel in that the beer makes my tongue feel the sense of possible milkiness, but then the finish is quite dry.
O: I think the beer is well crafted. The problem is in the packaging here. There is obvious oxidation and thats an issue. The look could use a little help (maybe some head, lacing), this issue’s resolution could offer more opportunity in the nose as well.
Serving type: can
nimbleprop (5419) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can thanks to Jake65. Ticks off my last remaining State. Pours a watery but opaque black with some sticky, beige head. Nose is very nice, chocolate, vanilla, mild toast, malt, molasses, dark brown sugar, earthy, some iced mocha. Flavor is very similar, lots of solid flavor, vanilla, chocolate, molasses, dark brown sugar, earthy, a little bit of umami, some toast, a little coffee ground. Clean, dry finish. Very nice. My can said 6%, very drinkable.
Steasy66 (1025) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big thanks to Lowery bear for this uber SoDak tick. Black with tan head. Sweet and slightly roasted aroma. Very sweet flavor, hint of roast, some slight hop notes in the finish. This is the porter?
madmitch76 (16867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
13th November 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s Pad. South Dakota tick! Thanks Ryan! Murky dark brown beer with a tidy pale tan head. Palate is light and crispy. Light and sweet dark malts with a little not so sweet chocolate. A little ripe orange. Light dry finish. Not bad.
Scopey (8055) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at Theydon B’s 5K, thanks to Ryan. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is cocoa, roasty, toast, earth, caramel and sweet brown sugar. The taste is roasted malt, toast, earth, brown bread, cocoa, light toast, decent bitterness, cardboard, caramel and cola with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Fairly standard porter by all acounts. Decent nonetheless.