Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at DC Brau. Pours very dark maroon, medium brown head with fair retention and good lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee, dates, prunes, dark cocoa. Taste is dark fruits in a background of roasted malts. Subtle and understated with lots of character. Finally, a porter that isn’t a chocolate syrup bomb. A successful collaboration, I think.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Draft @ Smith Commons] Dark brown / black with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, light pine, caramel, cocoa, and light spices. Taste of much the same, with spices toned down a bit, some tobacco, and piney hops with a dry finish. Light alcohol
TURDFERGUSON (3760) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks travlr for sharing the growler at Churchkey. Black with a small ring of tan lace. Nose is roasty, lactose, watery coffee. Kinda thin overall, heavy roast, licorice. Mildly acidic palate.