badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Skyview V, 11/11/11. Courtesy of BVery. Black color with no head. Chalky and charred aroma. Very light chalky flavor and mouthfeel. Watery body. The slightest hint of roast in the flavor.
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
355mL can thanks to Travlr. This is to complete my quest of rating a beer from every US state. Well, still waiting for a brewery to open in North Dakota. The pour, well, the can opening opening seems filled too high and there is little hiss. However, a lively clear brown pour it is with a large, cascading brown head. Nice speckled lacing. Nose is small seaweed/nori/umami character with molasses and caramel. Small smoke and raisins. Taste is at first is lighter than expected, refresh character, mild lemon juice and then morphs over a few seconds to lots of dirt, earth, and headache inducing flavors like iron, aluminum, chalk. Poor chalky, powdery palate. Feels quit thin and perhaps some odd higher alcohols causing an instant headache. Don’t worry Kevin, there is an extra can for you to enjoy ;)
Danyel (443) - Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2011
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Out of can. Pours very dark, beautiful appearance. Slight chocolate nose. Tastes like cold strong coffee- not much else. Not the most exciting beer.
vikingguy (747) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black as oil, little head. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Taste: Of course roasted malt...also notes of caramel, honey, vanilla & chocolate. Some rather mild balancing hops. Pretty thin for a porter but this increases its drinkablilty. This is a solid porter.
beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at CanFest 2011 in Reno. Pours a nice brown color with an espresso head. Mild chocolate notes in this one and a little kick of hops at the back.
Trev (1822) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to BVery (I think?) for sharing.
Pour is ruby brown.
Aroma is cocoa, raisin, bit of an acrid burnt malt to it.
Light body, dusty chocolate, roasted malt flavour.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale brown color Sweet malty aroma.The taste is a bit bitter with a watery finish. Thanks Brian for the taste.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Muddy brown color, small brown head, decent lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate. Taste is coffee grounds, dark coca powder. Good stuff.
ryanfolty (1737) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: November 5, 2011 Mode: Can Source: BVery
Dark brown, somewhat thin bodied, roasted coffee/chocolate aroma and taste.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2011 Can. Very dark brown pour with a creamy head that recedes quickly but leaves some lacing. Looks thick but the palate is pretty thin. Nice burnt roast nose. Taste is roasty cocoa. Nice brew.