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
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.
thebsmitty (115) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Pours dark brown with medium head. Smell is chocolate, dark fruits. Taste is chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malts, buttery. Very light ale.
deyholla (5849) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9001) - 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.
nearbeer (3374) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint on tap. Opaque ebony with a lasting spit of cream. Aroma is espresso, bittersweet chocolate and mild charred buttered popcorn.Tastes of semisweet chocolate, black strap molasses, lactose, berry and disconcerting hints of charred buttered popcorn. Medium body gets a little sticky, but has a big roasty finish and a smooth, medium level of carbonation.
Shag (2538) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A murky brownish black with a beige head. The aroma contains some chocolate, toffee, and caramel. The flavor is rather sweet with some chocolate, nutmeg, caramel, and molasses. This is more like a brown ale but has some porter characteristics. Overall a nice beer.
alliance100 (327) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle - pours a medium brown , little to no head . Aromas of bitter sweet cocoa and faint smoke . Medium thin body. Flavors of cocoa , bitter coffee and smoke are all present . Not bad .
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Criz (27) - - JAN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap deep black with thin white lacy head. Burnt coffee notes. Solid offering.
jagad5 (38) - - JAN 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The label says "robust dark ale" so I was not expecting the deep, dark, flat porter that landed in my glass. For a porter, it was just a tad "burnt" rather than " roasted" for my taste.
bpar73 (328) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Dark roasted malts, chocolate and coffee in the aroma and taste. Nice porter.