bu11zeye (12040) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of caramel, graham cracker, nuts, and chocolate. Flavor of graham cracker, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt.
Ratman197 (10460) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Denver Beer poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roastiness, bakers cocoa, carmel, vanilla and light smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, bakers cocoa, vanilla and light smoke with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10390) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours dark brown to black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is graham cracker, chocolate and nutty malt, dates and no hops. Flavor is malt dominant, graham cracker crust,, sweet palate, lactose notes and a dry finish. Medium body and warmth, low carbonation.
jtclockwork (9882) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Breckenridge. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of toasted chocolate malt, graham cracker, biscuit and light earth. Medium body.
adnielsen (9619) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 Tap @ brewery. Dark brown appearance with a creamy, tan head. Cocoa, light espresso, wood, a touch of smoke, and chocolate-caramel maltiness. Sweet vanilla, cocoa, dark chocolate, light smoke, roasty malty flavor. Vanilla is pretty potent on the finish. Nice brew. Second time around and I’m more impressed this time. Excellent, dessert-like session brew.
Dogbrick (8907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a dark brown color with a medium foamy tan head that recedes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and vanilla. Light-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, graham crackers and chocolate. The finish is sweet with a chocolate malt and graham cracker aftertaste. Decent overall.
3fourths (8344) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2013 draft. cola brown with a small tan head. mildly toast roast and dark caramel malt, a tad rough, husky and unrefined, with a starchy and dry oatmeal / graham cracker quality. carbonation is a bit fizzy and malt is a tad too rough, but otherwise it comes across as toasty, nutty and spiced, leaning to the sweet side.
arminjewell (7039) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Freshcraft in Denver, pour is dark brownish black with off white almost tan head, aroma brings notes of big cookie, graham, vanilla, and milk chocolate notes, hints of bitter roast and earthy notes as well. Taste is bordering on artificial, but a sweet graham and cookie like malt up front leads into some vanilla and caramel notes, touch of roasted chocolate, finishes fairly sweet. Well made, but a bit too sweet.
Camons (6622) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Denver beer Company, Denver. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is malts, coffee, milk chocolate, light dried fruit. Thin body, lively carbonation. 100312
Ernest (6488) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate syrup, roasted grain), lightly hoppy (grapefruit), with a note of vanilla.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation.
Simple and generic...vanilla-choco-roast, which almost every porter/stout has at a bare minimum...would love to find the advertised smoked cedar and maybe a touch of the mulling spices, but nope...just the usual suspects in this one. Pretty much the definition of average. Needs more finishing bitterness and a less syrupy body...it’s not much fun to drink.