Strykzone (4401) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Hayduke. This beer wears a rich frothy tan head and leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. It is quite dark with minimal red. I typically look for coffee and, or, chocolate in a porter. Neither of those are found here. More earthiness than anything. First sip is quite robust. A big zingy bitterness. A lot of grain and earth. Deep roastiness. Fruity hops that are under so much of the flavor. There is dry very dark bakers chocolate and it works well with this beer. I also get a hint of smokiness here. This is bold, dry, and bitter. Not your typical porter. I like it.
Davhgbrew (845) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had off tap at two beers brewing, surprised to realize it’s brewed by flyers. Semi sweet, roasted dark malt flavors. Middle and finish are Coffee/chocolate and medium dry. Nice fresh tasting brew.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Dark brown with a thick brown top. Nose is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste is dark chocolate and coffee. By far the best I had during my visit.
ibrubeer (30) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light tan head when poured (on tap). Opaque. Nice chocolate aroma. Great flavor of chocolate, coffee, roast. Great body & mouthfeel. Nice beer!
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 9-14-2013 at Fort Wayne, IN Gathering (Bottle) When poured, the head is tan and very small and mostly diminished, opaque dark brown body, and a fair amount of lacing. The Aroma is malty, chocolate, coffee, and roasty. The Taste is bitter, coffee, malty, chocolate, and roasty. This beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is quaffable, worthy of a try, and has a lingering coffee, roasty aftertaste.
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got this at the brewpub in Oak Harbor, WA. Came in the glass a dark brown with a big brown head. Nose of chocolate and coffee. Full body. Smooth mouthfeel . Flavor is rich, with chocolate coffee and some bitter chocolate that keeps the bitterness through the finish. They call this their "flagship" beer and it most certainty deserves that label. Darn good.
jsquire (3309) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark beer with a foamy brown head. Puffed wheat and dusty chocolate nose. Rich chocolaty beer with some coffee, old campfire and puffed wheat flavors.
thedm (4867) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark black brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was malty. The smooth mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a bitter dark malt aftertaste. The good flavor contained notes of hops and malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Extremely dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of coffee. Taste is coffee grounds, cocoa. Tasty.
Mora2000 (5307) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending this bottle my way. Dark brown to black with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate with a lot of heavily roasted malt thrown in. The flavor is very similar. I get a lot of semi-sweet chocolate and some ash and roasted malt. There is also a little cream character in the flavor. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.