DrSilverworm (2970) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at a bottleshare. 750ml, #217 of 396. Another awful Dark Horse label. Black color. Thin brown head. Little loose dots of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, light carbonation. Nice roasty malt flavor. Light vanilla, little wood, but influence from the bourbon is subtle. Sweet taste, light alcohol in the finish. Nice imperial porter.
JStax (1724) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750 ml corked and caged bottle thanks to unclerudy. Pours a dark brown to black with a khaki colored head of thin foam. Not much in the way of carbonation, unfortunately. Aroma is like stale coffee grounds. Taste reminds me of strong coffee, but it must be the way rye and chocolate are working together. Meduim to full mouthfeel with not much spritz. A little more carbonation could do wonders for this beer.
womencantsail (7104) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colored pour with a tan head. Strong roasted malt aroma, lots of coffee, chocolate, and earthy hops. Nice rye notes, some floral qualities, a hint of vanilla, and molasses. Good roasted malt flavor, lots of chocolate, and quite a bit of rye. Earthy, floral, and spicy hops. Light bitterness, some molasses sweetness and a hint of vanilla.
mikem409 (1215) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle 7/396. thanks erik. pours thick jet black with solid tan head. big spiced chocolate aroma. taste is thick milky spicy oaky dare i say mmmm
crossovert (4772) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark horse beer that i got shut out on since they didn’t give it to my friend in his box, instead a got a shitty sour 3 guy. Got to ry this though and it has a lot of cocoa and smooth maltiness.
jmikolich (1138) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Greg (Bittermestupid) Thanks!, if you like rye and porters this is great, conveniently I do and the spicy rye flavor shines well through the base porter, easy to drink at 8% and lots of complex flavor.
ICEatALAMO (587) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour is very dark with a decent amount of head, which was good to see since I was affraid of the normal DH undercarbonation issue. The aroma is mostly malt with some chocolate notes. Get some rye out of it if you really look for it. The taste is pretty good. Get a lot of the chocolate in the finish. The taste is a little thin. I actually remember it being much better on draft at the 4elf party. I just feel like it is missing something in the taste.
wmubronco1992 (524) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Dark Horse 4 Elf party. Pours a dark brown. Solid brown head. Mild roasty aroma. Taste of chocolate and roast. Rye wasn’t picked up. Medium palate. Tasted this and a number of our of dark Dark Horse brews during the evening. This one was solid, drinkable, and enjoyable. However compared to some of the other of Dark Horse’s finest it was good, but not great.
drfabulous (2994) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Country Boy. Chocolate and raspberry compliments this beer with a really rich taste. Coffee present as well - almost like coffee grounds in beer. Very nice.