frank0830 (54) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a bomb, I hope the other 5 aren’t this way. A beautiful dark chocolate aroma and black licorice hint comes through. Great taste but I think this needs to sit a bit and be revisited in a few months. The palate is great but again, with time, this would be awesome. With a little tweaking, this could be up there with Bells Expedition Stout
Aubrey (3413) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very delicious porter with an authentic, old-school sourness. Smoothly roasted. Many other nuances as well, such as a mild chocolate sweetness, some snappy acidic zings, and some dark fruit notes (prune and fig mostly). And everything is layered wonderfully. Fantastic beer.
WabashMan (1006) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A tasty porter with nice flavors dominated by chocolate roast. Flavors are initially concentrated in the aftertaste, though this moves forward as the beer warms a bit. I swear I tasted a hint of raspberry in there...can’t imagine what that would be from, but it stood out.
Acknud (1066) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little over carbonated. It poured a dark brown with a fairly robust head. A good chocolate nose was present. The taste was a nice blend of roasted malt and chocolate.
thedm (4867) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized light brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation dark ruby red brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The nice aroma was brown malt and chocolate. The overly carbonated mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong bubbly aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of chocolate and brown malt. I would like to try this one again with a properly carbonated sample. This one was just too overpoweringly carbonated to enjoy.
Rrauth (1070) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Omg this thing has carbonation issues. It acted like a live yeast Belgium beer. Any way u pour it you get 90% foam. Tried three different glasses. Everlasting brown foam. Coffee notes. If I could get my kids bubble baths to last like this I'd make millions.
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Onslow (1077) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle from a 6 pack from a Soupleys Liquors in Kokomo. Out of control head on both bottles sampled - just exploded as I poured it in the glass. Remarkably dense head - It stood a good half inch over the top of the glass for some time, till I finally wiped it flush with a butter knife. I was worried about bacterial infection but nothign tastes off - it is just way over carbonated. The glass settled down with the wonderful dense head collapsed into a creamy topping it looked quite nice - very dark, inky brew. Aroma of raosted malts, coffee, chocolate. Taste is sweet malts and dark fruit at the start transitioning to more deeply toasted malt and modest hops in the finish. Palate is average and not heavy, but still good mouthfeel and satisfying. I knocked a point off the overall for the outta controll head and wasting about a third of each bottle due to that, but aside from that flaw this is a really fine brew.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GTMW. Poured clear medium-deep brown with a dense beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasty chocolate and black malts with fresh earthy accents.. very nice. The flavor found a lot of roasted black malt with lesser chocolate at the core.. vanilla and spicy, lightly bitter earth accented.. mighty tasty! Light-medium bodied with a perfect porter feel on the palate.. great balance.. I could drink this all day.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle: Pours a dark brown with a huge three finger tan head that is fully lasting. Roasty, nutty aroma has hints of caramel, maple, and chocolate. Roasty flavor starts with milk chocolate and a hazelnut coffee flavor in the mild bitter finish. Well balanced and delicious!
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at GTMW 2012. Dark brown with a thin tan head and ruby lowlights. Aroma of maple, dark roasted malts, some caramel and mild chocolate. Taste of nuts, roasted malt, mild maple and mild chocolate.