Travlr (15613) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey on 5/11/14. Very dark brown color, massive brown head. Aroma of huge dusty cocoa powder and vanilla. Taste is smooth rich vanilla, coffee grounds, chocolate. Very nice.
jesperhammer (3451) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
09-MAY-2014, draft @Pizzeria Paradiso, Georgetown.
Black with lasting tan head.
Aroma is barrel and roast. Bourbon? Yes, I guess.
Taste is even more bourbon. The vanilla and cocoa kind with soft sweet roast. Full bodied, sweet for a porter, soft carbonation. Interesting.
nimbleprop (5790) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz pour at Jack Rose DC. Pours an inky black with some creamy tan head. Nose is cocoa powder, malt, molasses, vanilla, caramel, sugary, a little coffee, a little yeasty. Flavor has a lot vanilla, toasted coconut, herbs, molasses, a little cooked greens, stale coffee, burnt brown sugar. Chalky finish.
radagast83 (5606) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source, this one in Jim Beam barrels. Like regular NATAS, this one poured a dark, almost black with a huge, fluffy tan head. Aroma is barrel notes, roasted malts, dried fruits. Barrel dominates this one a bit, but it creates a very smooth, interesting brew.