Bulk_Carrier (3174) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass and a snifter. There was barely any difference in both glasses for the smell and the appearance.
The appearance was basically black in color and it had a nice one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light speckled foamy lacing that ended up sliding down into the beer after a while.
The smell had a decent amount of light to medium bitter arrangement of milk and dark chocolates that allow a nice roasty bitter coffee under my nose.
The taste had a nice roasty to sweet blend blessing my taste buds and allowing a nice gentle dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was semi - sharp and good to me.
Overall, this was a pretty good beer I’d have again.
snoworsummer (4040) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber. Pours cola brown with a fizzy off white head. Tastes smooth, sweet, smokey, earthy, light peat, light booze. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like booze, nutty, light raisin, earth.
sonnycheeba (4629) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark cola brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, earthy notes, light espresso, light prunes, and faint raisins. Flavor is roast malts, dark chocolate, light coffee, medium bitterness, and some dark fruit esters; smooth with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
JHeath99 (1608) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours a dark cola with thin tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste of roasted goodness and coffee/chocolates.
koleminer20 (1545) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. The pour is a dark dark brown/black with a nice garnet or ruby note around the edges with a nice light tan head and some minimal lacing. The aroma is nicely balanced with a good roast and hop profile. There is some light coffee and a touch of chocolate. The flavor is much of the same. I love the roasted malt in the flavor. There is a light addition from the cocoa, but it's so balanced. The mouthfeel is a thin, with a light carbonation. The aftertaste is roasty, and lingers nicely
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TizzleJizzle (754) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
American Craft Beer Week! Firestone Tap Takeover at the Common Table. Poured a dark brown with a thin khaki top. Taste of chocolate, slight roast and malty. Medium carbonation, medium-thick body.
fezzy (105) - California, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma and flavor full of roasty malt, chocolate, and significant emergent vanilla, but nicely balanced with aromatic hopping, which is floral and bitter yet smooth citrus. The fine balance makes the brew easy on the palate, in spite of being so flavorful. Very nicely done.
mike5326 (1399) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Chocolate malt aroma. Mild chocolate malt flavor slightly watery with a light finish.
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Luvystypotables (1298) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of chocolate malt. Dark brown colour with a rich creamy head. Taste of chocolate and malt. A watery finish.
orangenblu62 (39) - Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent from the pour. Dark brew with a light head. Surprisingly light (doesn’t leave you bloated) for being so dark. Sweet smooth taste with a hint of coffee. Moderate APV so that first sip doesn’t sting like some. A very tasty porter.