jkwood04 (3798) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can in an English pint. Pours near black with a small, tan head. Aroma of chocolate and lightly roasted malts, some floral hops, and light dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not bad but not great.
andyhwcinc (1429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, MA; enjoyed at home after getting back from vacation, preparing for the impending work week. Appearance is ptich black, moderate to thin consistency, with a great tan head that laces to the glass. Aroma is rich in roasted chocolate malt, light coffee, as well as light hop bitterness, smells wonderful. Taste goes down with a nice roasted dryness, chocolate notes, light coffee bitterness. This is a pretty straightforward porter, but it’s done pretty well, very good stuff.
LauraP (3) - thornton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best of the three beers offered by this company. Pours about a finger of head, and is dark but not black. Robust smell,roasty.Taste was similar to the nose, a little thin.
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle. Charred and roast malt aroma. Straightforward. Cocoa and coffee meet ashiness and some strange, roving citrus qualities (the hops?). There’s a glassy, filtered-feeling quality to the body that leaves this a little thin and cola and soda-like. The roast ashiness is definitely out of balance and needs some malt texture to support it. Otherwise, no major off-flavors. The better of the three initial releases from Foolproof.
LamensTerms (1) - - FEB 9, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Comes in a can.
Pours black with little to no head. Light brown if you get one. Light carbonation leaving a film on top and a slight resin lacing.
Smells of chocolate and light coffee. Very pleasant. You’ll smell it again.
Nice chocolate and coffee flavors with some malts and hops present.