chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet earthy aroma. Plum, cherry, mild chocolate, coffee, and toffee notes. Smoky roasted malts.
Flavors of mocha, root vegetable, mild nutty + carmelly roasted malts. Gets slightly bitter in finish, hint of hops.
Big Malty palate, dry finish. Creamy palate.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light chocolate amber with thick than head. Aroma is nutty, roasted malts, and chocolate notes. Espresso and rich coffee undertones. Body is medium.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an amazing porter. Everything about it just screams quality and balance. I love this beer.
LinusStick (3237) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A world class porter. A strong coffee and chocolate aroma with a faint hint of hops in the background. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a one finger tan head. Taste was heavy on the coffee and chocolate. Strong bitter coffee and roasted malt in the aftertaste. Very full flavored and well done.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to brewdad for the bottle. Poured an opaque black into the glass. Smell was bittersweet chocolate. Taste had lots of chocolate as well, nice balancing bitterness, creamy, and a touch of coffee. Really nice example of the style.
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Beers of the World Live, NEC. Dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are earthy roast malts with molasses. Coffee with some sour berries. Flavours are bitter roast malts and chocolate. Yeasty with a dry finish. Decent.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2009 V - Cola like appearance with some carbonation and dark dark brown color. Thinnish head.
A - Caramel, malt, oats, yeast
T - coffee, chocolate
P - Smooth finish
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2008 Black, roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel, nutty, slight coffee, smooth, sweet, with smoky finish.
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasty and Toasty! Very noticable tones of chocolate and coffee...roasted to say the least...some hop balance in the finish, but overall...sort of sweet and syrupy...
vulcanmeister (251) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love this stuff! One of my first forays into the world of "dark beers" after the unschooled years of light lagers. This beer pours dark brown with a creamy white head. Bouquet of caramel, nuts, and coffee.
Lovely roasted malt flavor with a nice balance of hops. Long sweet finish, chocolaty and a whisper of vanilla. Marvelous! Those guys in Bend really know what they’re doing!