Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red/brown color with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is lightly sweet, medium body, soft carbonation, slick feel. Good.
DrSilverworm (6982) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Almost completely opaque dark red color, minimal light tan head. Mild hop, some chocolate aroma. Mostly a bit watered down, it seems. Carbonation is prominent. Very light sweetness. Light bitter. Kind of a boring porter.
Drake (9005) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Belmont Party Supply. Pours a dark brown color with a creamy brown head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, berries and a nutty note. The taste is roasted malts, berries, chocolate, milky note and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Well balanced. Eminently drinkable. Nice beer.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pitch black with large white head. nose of chocolate and some crystal malt. solid bitterness before high crystal and chocolate malt with a bit of an astringent character. some yeast esters before a dry finish without much residual sweetness. a flavorful porter, somewhere between a brown and a robust, but the malt recipe results in a stinging malt character that makes repeated drinking challening
Lowe1983 (1363) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a black color with a light tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malts, and slight molasses. Flavor is mostly the chocolate and roasted malts. Hints of coffee and molasses as well.
Tmoney99 (11095) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted and produced fair lacing. Moderate roasted coffee dark chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted burnt coffee flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a drinkable soft brew.
ekoerper (590) - Iowa, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty aroma with a bit of chocolate. Pours black, not completely opaque, good clarity, huge tan head with great retention, a slug of foam remained throughout the drink. Flavor: mellow roast, very smooth, hints of chocolate and caramel, a good easy drinking porter. I thought the body was a bit on the thin side, very smooth and creamy on the palate though, medium carbonation.
portableparty (1961) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a kahki head that fades. Aroma light roasted malt and earthy. Taste is more toasty roasty malt with faint mild coco. Palate is slick and watery which finishes dry. Not bad!
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, roastiness and earthiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, earthiness and light roastiness with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
adnielsen (9479) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home. Deep brown appearance with a sizable, brown head. Roasty, nutty, dark brown malty nose. Light espresso, nutty, toasty, dark chocolate malty flavor. Nutty, espresso aftertaste. Pretty boring.