jandd1983 (2981) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a dark brown color with a creamy tan head. The aroma was of chocolate, caramel, some minor coffee and a little pepper. The taste was more chocolate and caramel with a roasted malt and coffee taste and a hint of pepper. Medium to full body with average carbonation and a thick, creamy mouth feel. Very decent porter, the peppercorn is very subtle but you can tell it’s there.
Strykzone (5337) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. My kickoff to the St. Louis Craft Beer week. Almost black with some red on top. A small tan ring leaves nice lacing. A roasted aroma ith soft hops. Those hops are lightly tasted adding a bit of bitterness. Pepper is tasted butbitbis very light. Chocolate and roasted notes carry this. They do a good job of it, too. Earthiness lingers a long time. Some mint in the after taste, too.