jimhilt (2370) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light tan three-finger head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Cloudy brown/amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Mostly malt nose, flavor is burnt caramel with very slight bitter aftertaste. $5.50 for a 22oz bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22 oz. bottle from Bootleggers) Pours dark tea brown, appears mostly clear. Brown highlights. A few fingers of tan head. Aroma of chocolate and a bit of brown sugar. Light-medium mouthfeel with a touch of prickliness. Flavor of chocolate - milk, cocoa and somewhat licoricey-bitter. Also some brown sugar and light caramel thrown in. Mild bitter pinch in finish. Tasty, dunkel-like.
thornecb (4101) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep clear amber into a Sam glass. Off-white head recedes to hug rim. Sweet dark caramel aromas. Thin with sour chocolate and caramel upfront and a lightly hopped charcoal finish.