Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Perfect visuals for an American porter. Big, dark, black, frothy and rich-looking. The aroma is killer -- full of sweet roast, hops, and a bit of spruce. This drinks with a big time mouthfeel, and full of flavor. The spruce adds and phenomenal factor, a bit of earthy flourish to an already full-up porter. Brilliant. I want more. (#4987, 4/15/2013)
mikedR (742) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice. Strong blackberry infused flavor. Port base is good. Surprisingly carbonated -- a fizzy pour. Slightly tart; nor sweet.
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Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark maroon color, thick tan head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of lightly sspiced rich dark cocoa with a shot of espresso. Taste is coffee grounds with bitter cocoa and a hint of subtle and sour spice. Tasty.
hayduke (3081) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with Strykzone of FB Chat. Release 1. Poured a rich brown with a medium sized tan head. Medium in body. Lively mouthfeel but still smooth .Flavor is compex and roasted malts. with berry, citrus, and chocolate in the finish, Really well blended beer. The spruce tips add zing Really.really tasty
closey22 (576) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown allowing deep burgandy light to come through whttps://sites.google.com/site/flippedclassroompd/ with a tan foamy lasting semi-thick head; aroma is chocolatey; Flava is of choc covered blueberries in first sip although other sips taste less fruity and more roasty; feels light with some fizz; finishes dry and roasty
Strykzone (4218) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hayduke and shared with him via facebook chat. Release #1 and 5.9 ABV. A lot of red is with the dark brown during the pour. A one finger tan head. This smells like a berry cobbler with big malts. That berry fruit is tasted throughout and the roasted malts and chocolate malts work nicely. The spruce is tasted and adds a spiciness. Ron spotted this. Citrusy hops. The finish was a little thin and the fruit came out even more and then the last sip brought more chocolate.
superspak (1928) - Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass; Release 2, bottled 12/6/2012. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, blackberry, roasted malt, toast, caramel, floral, coffee, light spruce, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of roasted malt notes with blackberry and light spruce tip additions; with solid strength. Taste of milk chocolate, roasted malt, blackberry, toast, caramel, floral, pine, light coffee, and toasted earthiness. Slight pine bitterness and light fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, blackberry, roasted malt, toast, caramel, floral, pine, light coffee, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of roasted malt and fruit flavors; with a very nice malt/fruit balance with light-moderate spruce presence; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice fruited porter. Good balance of roasted malt and fruit flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Black with a fizzy tan head. Sweet milk chocolate and roasted grain aroma. Silky bright medium bodied palate. Tastes of milk chocolate, cherry, citrus, and vanilla with a malty finish.
beersearcher (2175) - 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.
Pailhead (4242) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, vanilla, and pine. It pours a reddish-brown that is mostly transparent when held to the light. It has a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with chocolate, caramel, and fruit. The finish has mild pine and faint roast. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.