Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared at RBWG Asheville. Dark maroon brown color, beige head. Aroma of roasty coffee grounds and dark cocoa, subtle smoke. Taste is earthy raw chocolate, licorice, burnt toast. Tasty.
Tmoney99 (9989) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at brewpub. Poured dark brown hue with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium to ful body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Flavor was moderate toasted sweet with an average toasted sweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by Travlr. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast malt, dark chocolate, leather and tobacco, prunes and figs with earthy and woody hops. Flavor is dark bitter malt dominant with medium hops and earthy bitterness, dark, lightly tart fruits, a hint of smoke and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours clear and dark brown with a brief khaki head. The bouquet is chocolaty, nutty and grainy with a mysterious note of date, dark raisin or fig – can’t put my finger on it. Medium-bodied with a thin mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The flavor is roasty and well-hopped, leaning just a touch toward the carbonic and bitter side of balance. Finishes with cocoa and minerals. Bottle courtesy of StFun!
daknole (8348) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, milk chocolate colored head. Roasty flavors, chocolate, molasses, a hint of brown sugar and a welcoming bitterness on the end.
Drake (7850) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2014 Found this at RBWG, which is good for the brewery as the bottle I tried was terrible. This one was a growler. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, mild hops. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, nuts, mild hops. Medium bodied. 8/3/8/3/16.
Previous rating (6/2/5/3/8)... 12 ounce bottle from a trade. Pours a.... OK now half the beer’s on the floor and I have a glass full of foam. The worst gusher I’ve seen in quite some time, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be good. Just ask De Dolle. I’m going to let this one sit for a while.
OK... just poured the rest of the bottle down the drain because I got sick of dealing with it. Got maybe about 4 ounces in the glass. Aroma of chocolate, mild herbal notes and an ashy note. The taste is chocolate, mild roast, and a mild hop finish. Medium bodied. Not a bad beer, not a good experience.
Dogbrick (7145) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 08/09/2012. Dark brownish-pour with a thin light tan head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and mild hops. Light to medium body with a roasty character and notes of chocolate malt, coffee and hops. The finish is grainy malt and coffee. Above average overall.
Ughsmash (6973) - 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.
shrubber85 (6811) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2012 Tap. Woody chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown color with nice tan head. Slightly sweet chocolate malt and lightly bitter ashy/herbal hops flavor. Very nice. (Now bottled - maintains its quality)
deyholla (5917) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler shared by Gene at RBWG 2014 Grand Tasting, thanks! Pours a clear brown with an amber hue and a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a light roast note, with dark grains and a hint of dark fruits. Flavor is a touch thin but grows to have roasted malts and dark grains.