onceblind (5213) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
At Big Beers, Belgians, & Barleywines Fest 2013. Clear dark brownish amber with a nose like burnt toast, funky cheese (in a good way), and roasted dark malt. Flavor is smooth and dark with a certain funkiness like fish or cheese (I didn’t know what ingredients were in this beer when I wrote these notes...reading the description this makes more sense now...), burnt toffee, and earthy toast. Not really diggin it.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brown to cola red color. Minimal head. Aroma is your typical porter. The taste hits first as spruce followed by the porter medium roast notes with the blackberry appearing in the background as a minor note. Very good to me has a nice minor fizz on the palate too.
Butters (3943) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark clear brown with ring of offwhite head. Nose is weird sweetness and a tootsie roll character. Flavor is also unusual, but kinda enjoyable. The blackberry juice is evident, as well as the sprucy finish, but I can’t say that I really care for it all that much. Roasty with cocoa. Its definitely different from your everyday porter. kudos for trying something new though.
walleye (1073) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured dark brown to black with a tan head that left some good lacing. aroma,chocolate, coffee, toast, citrus, alcohol, spruce. flavor bitter sweet chocolate, berries, tart.
Sammy (9314) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Welcome beer, I acquired from a recent US trip. Sour at the beginning, this porter yields tasty tart fruit. Black with a big head. Some spruce taste. Decent drinkability.
AGAquino (663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown w/. Light tan head. Slight sour, light malty body, lingering hoppy bitter.
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TheBeerGod (5496) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Release #2 at 7% ABV. Opaque dark brown with a short, foamy tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, soft chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is tart berries, soft roasted malt, and faint chocolate. Body is light and has a strong, spritzy carbonation. Lingering berry tartness throughout. Ends with more soft chocolate, tart berries, and roasted malt. Too much blackberry and not much else. Disappointing...
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at World Of Beer. Dark brown pour with a minimal beige head that dissipates steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Roast malt and coffee in the nose. Light to medium body with a roasty character and flavors of chocolate malt and subtle berry. The finish is mildly bitter with a coffee aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells like a porter with light chocolate aromas. Faint blackberry and chocolate flavors. Overall a tasty porter.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Not much aroma that I can place. Not quite black. I taste way too much roasted coffee for my liking. I don't get much fruitiness. Meh.
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