bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Exiled) Pours an opaque black body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, anise, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, anise, dates, and caramel with a dry, chalky finish.
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark brown body with medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, faint alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, alcohol warming, light vinous. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
Tmoney99 (11615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with an average brown frothy head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a thick smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet chocolate flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. A smooth complex brew.
Pinball (11071) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at papsoe tasting
clear dark amber, smooth light brown ale.
roasted stuff in the aroma.
flavor is nicely roasted, licorice , brown sugar, great taste.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010
Date: March 31, 2007
Source: Mellow Mushroom, Asheville
Appearance: black, lasting fine tan head, thick spidery lace
Aroma: rich dry dark chocolate aroma
Flavor: very dry and bitter dark chocolate flavor, a bit of a chalky character, lots of chocolate but needs some sweetness
Date: October 12, 2007
Score: 3.0 to 3.6
picking up more body and sweetness,
Date: August 27, 2010
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, sweet fruityness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice fruityness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Ratman197 (10720) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber courtesy of Forgetfu (thanks Bill) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown heasd. Aromas of roasted malt, graininess, bitter chocolate and dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, prune, bitter chocolate and molasses with a smooth lingering roasty chocolate finish.
madsberg (10598) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Thx. Ryan for fixing this. Black with a reddish gleam. Brown dense head. Aroma of brown sugar, light roast, sweetness, caramel,. Flavour of herbs, liqourice, light roast, some coffee, brown sugar. Meidum to full bodied. Dry herbal roasty bitterness in the end. Nice.
jtclockwork (10308) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Black with brown head. Nose and taste of roasted chocolate, dry chocolate malt, coffee and light coconut.
daknole (10100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark dark brown pour. Light brown head. Aroma is smokey, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, dark pumpernickel toast. Flavor is loaded with chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, toffee. Helluva good porter. Yes indeed.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sampled at the Top of the Hops Beer Festival, Charlottesville, VA, 9/11/10. It was nice to see this as they only brought one bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, nutty notes, minty hops and faint fruity notes in the finish. The taste is chocolate, minty hops, nutty notes and caramel. Full bodied. Very nice beer.