Brigadier (3175) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 ounce bottle
Thanks to tastybeer for sharing this one evening. It might have been a bit past its prime but showed some promise. I would love to try a fresh bottle to see if it is better (as I suspect).
Aroma / Appearance - The fluid black base offers promise of a rich experience. A chocolately mocha head releases coffee, chocolate, and sweet hints. The evidence of problems comes in the form of a slightly bitter tang.
Flavor / Palate - Tartness permeates through the coffee. If it were intentional Iíd say it works well but knowing it should not be there detracts from a balanced profile. Take that away and this would be a nice run of the mill local.
Steverus0 (216) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - APR 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love this caramel rich porter.
Lovely black pour with light head. Aroma of rich brown sugar, mild hops and rich caramel malts with hints of coffee. Comes through with the same over the palate and just a hint of spice. High effervescence and heavy body make for a pleasing, lingering brew.
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GenDV138 (2711) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3-4 oz pour on nitro at DC Brau. Dark brownish black with nice frothy light tan head. Aromas of roast, vanilla, coffee, chocolate. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, roast. Medium body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel, medium-low carbonation. Pretty tasty.
pineypower (2659) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours out a nice dark brown color with a big fluffy tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, toasted malts, light coffee and some mild bitterness. Taste is well balanced, nice smooth mothfeel. Notes of chocolate, mild toast, coffee and some light lingering bitterness. Solid beer.
djd07 (5022) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Thin mouth with nice roast, cocoa, ash, light dry finish, very good.
Doofgoblin (398) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sturdy porter and a snappy hat. Aroma is slightly underwhelming but the taste delivers with in your face roasted malt followed by faint notes of coffee and chocolate with a light body. Doesnít have that cloying sweetness that some porters have; however, itís not overly dry either. Very nice.
pras (512) - Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours very dark brown, almost black. Aromas of dark roasted malt and some chocolate. Flavor follows through to the taste. Finishes mostly dry, with slight residual sweetness. In balance and tasty.
Maverick34 (2478) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned. Dark brown pour with tan heíd. Roasted malts predominantly. medium body. Not bad.
can8ianben (1382) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth, drinkable, ans toasty, with minimal hop bitterness. Earthy and dark as night. Tasty and well done.
hershiser2 (1313) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
$1.95 can from Wine Warehouse, CHO.
Pours dark brown, nearly black, with a tiny quickly disappearing brown head.
Smells of chocolate milk and coffee.
Taste: First sip: interesting and different! Chocolate, nuts, roasted chestnuts. Bitter coffee finish. Extra point in taste for being different, but not a favorite.
floydslip (231) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep cola-colored beer with a medium foamy dark beige head. Bitter roasted nose of unsweetened cocoa, dark coffee, and a bit of smokiness. Flavor is rich, but milder than the aroma would indicate. Itís definitely more on the bitter side with burnt chocolate and coffee thatís evaporated in the pot most prominent. It could use a bit of sweetness to counter balance it, but overall a pretty good beer.