coldbrewky (1409) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bobs super famous and obsequious world’s best rib joint/sportsbar/ clothesline and junk yard in Ocean City Maryland. (141st street). Well lemme tell yah, the boys and I arrived for the hack golf weekend in style and fell upon the closest bar with an open kitchen late this past Friday eve. I fully assumed that the best I could possibly do was going to be Blue Moon or Yuengling Lager. Yeah, high hopes...for the eternal pessimist. As the group that I was with drooled over the menu, I settled for a Blue moon belgian ale. Not horrible considering they had four types of BMC light beers on tap too. The barmaid asked me "why the long face?" I replied that I was not a horse. She giggled, and said come on smile you’re at the shore....lighten up. I told her I wished they had some better beers on tap. She said she had some local brews in bottles.. I asked if any were NOT DFH since we had to drive thru the Lewes DE speed trap/ gauntlet of town clowns on Rt One to get here, I realy wasnt in the mood for DFH extraneous hoo hah. She said yup, "close your eyes" I said OK. She said ok, you can look. I opened my eyes and before me sat a bottle of Lucky Seven.....with a frozen mason jar next to it. I smiled and requested an unfrozen mason jar. I was labeled " Mr. high maintenance" for the rest of the evening. This incidentally consisnted of three more of them. Body is up fron a bit on the light side but builds to a moderate chocolate body that then turns into a very pleasant dry bacon smoke with some chicory. A nice tart finish. A pleasant find.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Black with a tan head, rich coffee nose and burnt malts, flavor starts off as roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate, finished light as it warmed. Pretty good.
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a two finger tan head. Smells of malts and caramel, with hints of coffee and toffee. Taste is toffee, roasted malts and nuts, along with a nice hop character. Finishes very smooth and sweet.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours opaque brown black, off white head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel, malt, leather, tobacco. Pretty complex and lovely scent; can they make this into a perfume? Flavor is meaty, smoky, slightly oily, well balanced. A damn good, full bodied porter.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent porter that tastes remarkably similar to DFH Chicory Stout. Dark and roasted, this has a smooth yet complex roast complex of chicory, burnt coffee, dry chocolate malt. Very good beer.
guzzler67 (1476) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Requisite dark appearance with a medium size mocha colored head and good lacing. Sweet, chocolatey aroma in front of some roasted malts. A hint of vanilla bean along with woody, earthy flavors compliment the bittersweet chocolate taste. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish. Bottle from the Wine Source in Baltimore.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
20100220 12oz bottle from State Line. Typical dark brown with lasting, medium sized, tan head. Aroma is a bit chary, with decent prune, fudge, and tobacco overtones. Medium bodied with somewhat aggressive carbonation, little sweetness, lingering ashy tobacco and charcoal notes. Flavor is a bit smoky, which is a nice surprise. Flavor absolutely improves with temp. Nicely done, basic, clean porter with pleasant smokiness. Can’t complain about that.
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small tan head with good retention and fair lace. Almost black appearence cept for some ruby edging. Nose of roast, faint smoke and licorice. Body is almost medium, soft carbonation, light oilyness. Light roast and chocolate flavors backed by a pleasent smokiness that shows itself more as the brew warms up. Fairly dry, smokey finish. Smoke does it for this brew. Bottle procured @statelinliquors.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Evolution’s bottled beers have finally made their way to Baltimore. Unfortunately, there is not any bottling code/bottled on date. I am really psyched to have another local brewer to turn to. This is a nice textbook example of dryish and drinkable Porter that is very silky with a touch of spicy hops. The finish is long and full of chocolate and coffee.
GMCC2181 (1490) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at stateline... Poured into a pint glass, decent mocha colored head. Slight roasted malts aroma and maybe some chocolate. Taste is some light chocolate, nice roasted malts and some coffee notes. Light in texture, easy to drink. Overall, decent local porter to sip on.