ben4321 (3750) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 6/8/11
Aroma: The nose is slightly roasty, some caramel, and a littke chocolate
Appearance: The pour is brown with a creamy light brown-beige head
Flavor: The taste is medium sweet, caramel and roast, fairly light earthy bitterness as well
Palate: The mouthfeel is fairly smooth and creamy, light-medium body, and slightly dry on the finish
This was a solid porter, nothing too exciting going on, but all the necessary components were present. There isnít a ton more to add beyond that, just a solid beer.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the bottle at SAVOR 2011.
Poured a brown to dark brown with a small off-white head and some sparse lace on the way down. The nose brought some chocolate and roast but there was also quite a bit of grainy astringency, much like there was with the DIPA. Unfortunate, as the nose started out promising. Flavor was grainy with some chocolate, roast, and coffee. Mildly astringent and dry in the finish after a medium body. Good attempt, but the grain issue needs to be dealt with.
Serving type: bottle
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Wine Rack in Hot Springs. Pours dark brown with nice sized tan head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel. Finishes dry and roasty. Solid porter and first Arkansas tick.
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jzzbassman sent me a tickerís delight box, tearing a swath across the vacant states littering the south and midwest. This lovely pour is one of those bottles. Black like an IRS. Head is quickly dissipating, but fluffy, tan. Nose is roasted malt and dark oats with a really good dose of cocoa. I donít want to even sip this bad boy til itís warmed up a bit. Taste is much different from the nose. Malts are not as roasty as they are smoky. Sweet and barbecue with the smoke. Still a hint of roast and a hint of cocoa, but not much more. Lotsa sweet malt and rich smoke. Not quite bacon or campfire, but present. Thanks a bunch for this íun.
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium sized tan head with fair retention and some stringy lace. Dark brown, almost black in color, faint amber glow. Nose is light roast and choco with some cola notes. Body is almost medium, soft carbonation, a little chalky, light tartness. Nice roast and coffee flavors, dry cocoay notes with a hint of bakers chocolate and patent. Dry finish is, light roast and a hint tangy. Bottle from jzzbassman. Thanks for the AR. rate my friend!
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. dark brown with a fluffy beige head. Nose is cocoa and coffee; earthy, a touch vegetal. Medium body with a dull tingle. Taste is chocolate, coffee and hay. Bitter finish with hints of citrus.
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared by someone at bu11zeyeís Super Bowl tasting. Sorry I donít remember who shared it.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is heavy on the roasted malt with some chocolate mixed in. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of roasted malt and light cocoa, as well as some grassy hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at the brewery, pours dark brown to black with a medium tan head. Aroma is light with chocolate, nuts, coffee. Flavor is rich roast, bitter cocoa, coffee. Lighter bodied, almost like a rich brown ale.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Dan Journal #427. Tasted 3/7/11. 12oz bottle. Dark and pitch with a brown hue. Webbed tan head. Aromas of cocoa and salty nuts. Bitter dark chocolate and rich fudge. Medium to full bodied with definite chocolate and fudge notes. An odd note but nicely done. Decent effervescence but bitter and vegetal. Meh...
chicowv (455) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap Little Rock Airport: Pours a light caramel brown with light CO2 release and little head. Aroma is a little sour, similar to the Pale Ale. Palate is smooth with a floral hoppy dominance. Taste has a nice hoppy bite but is well balanced.