maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Thanks to wheninhell for providing this for us to take along. Clear brown body with no head. Grainy burnt malt aroma. Sweet malt flavor with some light nuttiness.
gunsho (134) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2007 i love this beer, as black and clear as a crisp winters night, which is appropraitely enough the best time to consume this rich chocolatey delicacy. i enjoy it warmer than it is served. a rich and malty porter that is both smooth and hearty. the lacing depends on the batch and the pour. sometimes its beautiful and runs concentrically down the glass, other times ithe head fades within minutes. on tap @ cumberland brews.
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
black with a fantastic creamy dark tan head. great lacing. chocolate aroma with a hint of piney hops. bittersweet chocolate flavor with hints of coffee and piney hops. bitter dry coffee finish with a hint of green piney hops. medium body. rich creamy mouth feel. i hate the whole nitro thing but this beer is very nice. i dont drink this beer enough.
Brigadier (2985) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cumberland
I stopped by here for about an hour just before Christmas. It is a small place but definitely worth a visit if you are in town. Try to hit it at non peak hours to have a better chance of finding parking. This was the first of two 10 oz samples I tried and it was a great way to start.
Aroma / Appearance - A gorgeous reverse cascading head (probably due to the nitro) billowed from the bottom of the glass towards the top. As it did lt left behind a pitch black body. When done there was roughly a one finger mocha shaded head left above. The nose was a combination of smoky malt with a little sweetness.
Flavor / Palate - Caramel, smoke, malt and a light chocolate base formed a pleasing and fun mouthfeel. This was very easy to drink with the perfect amount of density and bitterness. While not the most complex beer, it would make a perfect session beer for the fall and winter months.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap: Pours black with a light tan head that diminishes slowly leaving nice lacing. Aroma is malty with hints of chocolate. Flavor starts sweet with a roasted dark chocolate flavor and finishes with a mild hoppy bitterness. Texture is very creamy and easy drinking. A unique and excellent porter!
BourbonBob (1) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 27, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reminded me of the Avery Out of Bounds Stout I savored in Colorado. Rich aroma, nice nose.
Kevin (2084) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light black with a lacing gray head. Aroma is sweet light cocoa. Flavor is more sweetness with grape notes. Cocoa finish. Very thin, but a good beer.
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NachlamSie (2769) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draught. Well, this beer obviously looks awesome thanks to the nitrogen. I really enjoy the asthetics of that. The flavor and aroma are very typical porter, though balanced very well. Itís roasty and mildly sweet of dark chocolate. Some more Irish stout characteristics come out in the form of a palatable sweet creaminess. Great take on this style!
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours very, very dark amber with a fluffy beige head. The aroma is malty with sweet notes. The flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, hickory, and a tame finish. There is an aftertaste of molasses. This isnít all that special, but makes a great session beer.
kseecs16 (1204) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. The darkest brown with a "guiness-like" head that sticks around for the show and leaves an incredible amount of lacing. The aroma is underwhelming with hints of dark chocalate which is followed up by the flavor which is very slightly bitter with the mention of dark roasted chocolate malt. Very smooth and creamy in the mouth with very little after taste. Very drinkable, I could have drank this all night.