marcus (6592) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Berkeley Bowl West. Pours near black with a modest tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a rich chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a dry bitter finish.
thomashall (86) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with no head. Smells of roasted nuts and coffee. Taste of sweet smokey malts. Not bad.
Cory (334) - , California, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Completely flat. Aroma is smoke, caramel, brown sugar, buttered crackers. Good beer, goes down very easy. Full body, long sweet finish.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"i wasn’t as impressed by this one as the others were. it came of as rather pedestrian for the price and/or abv. not bad at all, but also does nothing that stood out from the pack. light-medium bodied for an impy."
nealblind (874) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
may 2013 bottle. dark chesnut brown, some tan head. Aroma cheese leather wood, chocolate. Tastes soy, chocolate, tannic, slight lactic, slight sour, tart, wheaty, smooth roasts, and slight berries. Slight acidic palate. Really underrated here. I love these throwback porters/stouts.
boozedude (1861) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh boy...This is a friendly one! Dark pour with chocolate and the heavy alcohol is not that noticable... love ut
crazyvin (1965) - New York, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A black body with a fast fading tan head. Aroma was of burnt malt, cola and chocolate malts. Flavor was sweet. Some coffee malts and a bit if burnt malt. Mild presence of alcohol. Light on the palate. Just okay.
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Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, way over carbonated. Fizzy, sugar, sweet chocolate.
Butters (3789) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with lots of floaties and good tan head. Massive tobacco and chocolate and soy sauce. Big chewy body. Cocoa Porter finish. Hides the Abv. Very well.
jdb288 (559) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
What a shame! Full disclosure - my bottle was 6 years old acquired via trade. Cannot attest to proper cellaring. That said..
Pours murky brown/black with tons of carbonation. Aroma is sour, rancid, diswater, dark/burnt coffee. Taste essentially is all of those notes with some faint milk chocolate. I wanted this one to be so much more! I would speculate that improper cellaring played a role.