Trev (1662) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Lakeville Liquor:
Pours a dark brown with a creamy tan head that leaves a tight quarter inch cap. Aroma is cocoa and coffee, light biscuit malt is discernable.
Flavour is chocolate and light molasses and vanilla. Finish is light with a clean bitterness
A decent, if somewhat light porter.
KAF (447) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown/hazel pour with a two finger dirty white foamy head. Cocoa and coffee on the nose. Touch of alcohol at the roof of the mouth. Stale coffee beans at the front that get fresher towards the end. Hint of dark fruits.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black, with a medium light brown head. Smells of rich, roasty malts, nuts, and some sweet caramel malt. The flavor is of some light chocolate mocha, good doses of vanilla, and some syrupy sugars. Maybe a touch of dark fruit is noticeable as well. Pretty simple porter, not overly complex, but drinks pretty well for what it is.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... DLD’08... Clear, dark ruby beer with a small, creamy, white head. The aroma seems to be all about chocolate, coffee and toasted nuts. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Sweet, chocolaty flavor with a mocha finish.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
brown, medium head, dry and somewhat roasty with a slightly lactic sweet flavor. it left a funny tart flavor in my mouth
IrishBoy (3617) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from tytoanderso; black with rusty brown edges and a four finger beige head; Nose is fresh ground coffee and a little chocolate; flavor is coffee with a little hop bitterness in the background, mixed with some pepperiness and a bit of sweetness; finish is a little chocolate and hops.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - APR 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the February Northern California Beer Tasting. This porter pours a eclipse black color form a 22oz bottle. Medium sized tan foamy head. Aroma is chocolate, brown sugar and coffee.
Medium to full bodied porter. Malts are chocolate and coffee, touch of smoke. A nicely flavored and bodied balanced porter. Very drinkable. Nice dry finish. Mouthfeel is very full. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
sliffy (2037) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by ogglethorp: Pours a clear reddish brown with a big off white head. Aroma, some caramel, roasted notes, some spice. Flavor, dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, earthy notes.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red-brown. Wispy mocha head. Nose smoke, charcoal, bit of coffee. Palate is a mite thin, not enough body. Flavor is quite smoky, sharp roasts. Faint chocolate, mostly coffee bitterness. Needs a better palate, just doesn’t have enough heft to stand up to the nice roastiness.
pineypower (2148) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Much Thanks go out to Stine for this one. Pours out a nice deep brown with slight reddish hues. Very small off-white head. Aroma is of milked down coffee, roasted malts and slight chocolate. Flavor is of bittersweet chocolate, lightly roasted malt, and slight coffee notes. Finishes a bit dry with some hop notes. Not bad...