Bacterial (1617) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair. Was looking forward to this but after the first sip, I suspected this was just their regular porter with a marshmallow floating on top and some gram cracker and chocolate crust on the plastic cup. A quick visit to ratebeer.com confirmed my suspicion. Its a nice porter, but I can’t help but feel let down by Flat Earth here. I’ve had some of their infused brews at Winterfest and they have been fantastic. Disappointed!
Nero55 (751) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Dark brown black with small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, light smoke, and some grain notes. Medium body, roasted malt, chocolate, and noticeable smoke with a tangy finish. Interesting, it reminds me more of a stout.
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Wow these guys have like 40 beers dedicated to RUSH. This is a nice porter, vaguely smokey/nice roast. Cocoa, coffee. Not abd.
vikingguy (813) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with off-white head. Lots of chocolate malt on the nose. Taste is mild roasted malt, milk chocolate and some bitter earthy hops. A bit on the thin side. It's flavorful and drinkable.
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EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed with Lowther’s. Nice malty porter, nuts and dark forest fruits. Nothing that leaps out but would never turn down.
conway (1494) - - AUG 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasty and biscuity. Taste is roasty, soy sauce and peanuts. A little hoppiness in finish. Palate is thin and seltzery. Something is off with this one.
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budznsudz (561) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour, receding tan head. Aroma of roasted grain, cocoa, and leather. Taste is roast, cardboard, chocolate flakes, and burnt grain. Okay porter.
davey101 (693) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber into a tulip glass. No date indicated but the bottle was quite dusty.
Pours a dark brown body which borders on black. Two fingers of mocha foam which sticks around for a while. Moderate level of lacing. The aroma is of roast, light chocolate, and some faint oxidation in the form of dark fruits. Taste is roasted malts into some vinous red wine and dark fruits. Appears to be a tad over the hill and off, but it still remains drinkable. Mouthfeel is creamy but the beer has a certain mineral quality which detracts quite a bit. Overall this is clearly a beer that gets ruined with age. This must have at least a year or so on it and oxidation is seeping in and messing with the delicate porter notes. Drink fresh!
Nsanders (518) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with a tall khaki head. Roasted malt, a smokiness that increases as it approaches room temperature, and a ginger-like bitterness. Sweeter at first/when cold but bitterness increases with temp as well. Body is heavier with an oily feel. Poured from a bomber, first glass was better.
travita (4053) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The look is dirt, dry, earth, malt, vinegar, and eh. The look is dark, brown to black, beige head. The taste malts, roasty, vinegar, lactic, burnt, and dry.