doublebock (552) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Now this is what a beer should look like. Dark velvety color with aroma of oak barrels. Thick and creamy white head. Spicy flavor with strong espresso notes
RedSox2004 (1599) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep deep brown with a two-finger head with decent lacing. Aromas of coffee and a little bit of chocolate and dark fruit. Roasted coffee is the dominant flavor, with some caramel and chocolate in the background. Very little offset from the hops. Lighlty carbonated, slightly watery mouthfeel, and a pleasant roasted malt aftertaste. Just doesn’t hold up to other premium porters.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black color, big creamy white head, very creamy lacing. Big roasted malts in the nose, hoppy floral notes, some chocolate. Nice roasted qualities, coffee grounds, chocolate notes. Tasty, smooth and very drinkable.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown, near black in color. About an inch of head forms on the pour. Don’t know what’s going on in the smell, but it seems a bit "minerally". Taste is plenty of roasted malts and coffee. Plenty of carbonation with a full mouthfeel. Another good beer from Firestone. It would be nice to have their stuff distributed here.
dwyerpg (5498) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice woody roasty aroma. A good robust flavor, as the name implies. Rich, chocolaty, but not too much. Good stuff.
travita (4805) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown to black in color with a good tan head. Smell is roasted malts, caramel, coffee, and chocolate. Taste goes pretty much with the smell as far a flavors go. Smooth going down. Good.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Eric for this bottle--Poured a chocolate dark brown with a handsome frothy tan head that dissipated soonafter. Nutty, chocolate, roasted nose. Chew, complex with hints of vanilla, tobacco, almond, and finished with some herbal hoppiness. Well built like the tires. Yum!
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I drank this one a few weeks ago, so I don’t remember the specifics, but it was quite tasty and better than I expected.
Praetorian (86) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a large off-white, lasting head with good lacing. Dark brown in color with an aroma of vanilla, hops, oak and molasses. Starts sweet with a bitter finish and a somewhat chocolatey flavor with a nutty undertone. Full bodied with creamy texture. A decent beer overall, very enjoyable.
m4rest88 (388) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with small-average sized head that is light brown. The head longevity is mostly diminshing. The pint i got had some very tiny body particles inside its medium brown complexion.
The beer smelled of molasses and caramel with some pretty strong coffee overtones. The beer tasted lightly sweet initially and the finish was a little less sweet with a tad bit of bitterness.
The body felt medium to the palate with a syrupy texture. Lively Carbonation.