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 (13474) - 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 (3585) - 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 (11661) - 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 (4101) - 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.
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty good porter with some nice chocolate notes in aroma and flavor. Not too big for a porter, but just right. A clean and slightly better than average porter.
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark with a tan head. Nice creamy chocolate, light roasted malt, some coffee, some tobacco, vanilla, and oak. Nice body but a little rough on the carbonation. Real pleasant flavor if you are in to coffee tasting porters. Coffee bean, light chocolate, some smoke, with a touch of spice. Real nice porter.
coldbrewky (1457) - 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.