unclemike (2393) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a really rich deep brown color with a tan head. Aroma is smoke, coffee, dark chocolate, and brown sugar. Flavor is a little heavy on the smoke, but nothing major. Nice porter.
Chalsk (1090) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid session porter. Pours a brown color with a caramel colored foam head. Has an aroma of roast and caramel. Sweet toffee taste. Light mouthfeel. Really nice roastiness to it.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick finish.
warmupmytaster (5) - Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2010 does not count
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
a: couple day old coffee grounds, malty, baking chocolate, molasses
a: dark, can’t see through it but it not thick
t: medium bodied, bitter coffee, watery, bitterness mellows as taste lingers, aftertaste redeems gross initial taste slightly
p: crisp up front opening into water follow-through
Travlr (14366) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, lets no light through. Huge brown head with great retention, solid lacing. Aroma of taffee, butterscotch, cocoa. Taste is smoky chocolate, scotch. Nice stuff.
zach8270 (3701) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Nice chocolaty aroma begins with some light roasted malts underneath. Lightly roasted malt taste at the start that moves easily into a smooth and flavorful chocolate and cocoa middle with a nice creamy finish. Light roast on the aftertaste. Really smooth.
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown/black pour with nice beige/tan head. Arouma is coffee, vanilla beans, roast, wood and rotting fruit. Foamy, creamy with an odd fishiness. Astringent and a bit messy.
argo0 (11856) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Large tan head atop clear brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, some dark chocolate, light seltzer. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, roast, some smoke, light bittersweet chocolate, sourness. Effervescent light-medium body.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle.
It pours a ruddy brown with a small, foamy, light tan head. The nose is on the lighter side with notes of roasted malt, smoke, and a touch of burnt caramel. The taste is watery and on the flavorless side with a bit of roastiness and burnt malt. Light body with a dull, short finish. Overall this brew is definitely less than spectacular.
obguthr (4263) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark roasted malt nose. Cloudy brown, thin yellow head. Tart malt flavor, finishes with smoke. Decent, but perhaps too tart.