ben4321 (3812) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2012
Location: Draft at Arundal Mills Brewpub, 5/28/12
Aroma: The nose has lots of rye whiskey, chocolate, and coffee
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a small light brown head
Flavor: The flavor is much the same, lots of whiskey and chocolate flavors
Palate: The body is full, with a creamy, slightly chalky feel, and some medium heat
This one is interesting for sure. It’s not too sweet, but still a lot of chocolate, and the rye whiskey flavor is prominent and clear as well. This was a nice one the get to try.
scottw86 (1090) - Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black with a thick brown head that faded quickly. Aroma has lots of rye, chocolate, and coffee. Taste has more rye with roasted malts. Slightly nutty and bitter. Quite smooth. Finish has even more rye, maybe too much. The balance is overall very good, but I would have liked it a tad sweeter maybe.
scooter520 (185) - - MAY 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap Whole Foods. Typical black w. tan head. Aroma of dark fruits and chocolate. Decent rye taste upfront, with chocolate and dark fruit in middle, ending strong with chocolate and some bitter coffee. Nice creamy mouthfeel w. med. carbonation. Overall it's really solid and very happy with this choice!
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lamas (1347) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Mine says 8% ABV. A mahogany/near black pour with a thick and creamy chestnut head. A pleasant aroma of caramel, chocolate, coffee, rye, and pumpernickel bread. Goes down medium to full-bodied and rather smooth. The taste starts with plenty of sweet caramel maltiness, rich milk chocolate, and some espresso. A rye breadiness in the middle. A semi-sour finish with some bittering black coffee and a little citrus. Tasty stuff.
strongpieman (1465) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at fest. Desk black, thick, creamy, Tan head. Excellent chocolate and light rye. Very good beer.
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from growler. The aroma is mostly chocolate with a little nutty and a slight licorice smell as well. The appearance is black with a decent light brown head that goes away pretty quick. Taste is about the same as the smell (which is not a bad thing!) Lots of chocolate and a slightly sour aftertaste, not really tasting the rye. Pretty thin texture and kind of bitter. Decent porter overall.
gizmo_ber (155) - - MAY 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I think this is the one that was on tap today. Dark beer with a lot of flavor, but a little bitter. Wasn’t strong on the whole of the beer, but did like the flavor and look.
TheEpeeist (3295) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a thick tan head. Nose is coffee, chocolate and rye; finishing fudgy with hay. Medium body with a tang. Taste is chocolate, rye, prune, a touch of smoke and a shot of espresso. Gets bolder as it warms.
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a black color with a large foamy brown head. Aroma of rye? Probably rye. Nice creamy dry mouthfeel. Bitter finish. Some chocolate flavors with something else.
sonnycheeba (3380) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask. Pours deep, dark brown with thick, frothy tan head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, ground coffee, plums, figs, earthy hops, rye, and light chocolate. Flavor is malt dominate with supporting dark fruit esters and faint hops; dry, chocolate finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and medium warmth.