GT2 (8175) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler shared at Woodshop 8. Pours a clear, deep red. Weaker foam. Nose is peanut shell, mild plastic. BMan described it as a new basketball. Taste is hazelnut tea, weak coffee. Palate is thin. Not sure what happened here.
Itzjerm (1140) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is yahoo. Chocolate watery aroma. Sweet forward with a milk chocolate back bone. For 6 percent pretty amazing. Nice balance I would get if local. Thin fading head. Only complaint a big to sweet.
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zgaier (1316) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Funky Buddha Oakland Park. Pours black with a brown head and light aroma of chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt and chocolate while light bodies with a smooth finish. Solid porter, not much more
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draft at brewery, this one was cool, very delicious chocolate flavors with a great rich body, not cloying
BeerFanDan17 (974) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very unique brew. Hints of dr pepper, raspberry, and chocolate. Pours black w short head.
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Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours unclear thick dark cocoa with a big creamy lacey beige cocoa head. Aroma is light nutty vanilla wafers. Flavors brings sweet dark cacao nibs on a pure clean and lightly creamy body. It is not too roasted or sweet at all, but a nice balance of malts and dark cacao.
DrewFace (706) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At brewery grand opening....this was delicious. Aroma of chocolate and dark malts. Tasted like nesquik chocolate milk, so good. In the top of my FB favs
jjgmd (1359) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black color with a nice head. Nose is chocolate and espresso. Taste is sweet chocolate and full of flavor, alcohol hidden well. Finish is sweet and very drinkable. Nice quaff score 8 / 10
On at the new Funky Brewery in Oakland Park .
knickskicks (684) - - OCT 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Funky Buddha’s 2nd year anniversary. Black, tan head. Nose is artificial chocolate (though I know it’s real nibs) and coffee. Taste is cocoa, dark chocolate. Dry, bitter finish.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia, PA.
Pours a dark chocolate brown color that’s almost black and opaque except for faint mahogany edges when held to a light. One and a half finger beige head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Robust roasty aroma with a nice balance of dark malt, lactic cream and sweeter notes. There’s a strong dark chocolate presence along with robust coffee bean and oatmeal countered by sweeter cooca, toffee, caramel and hazelnut. Faint earthy hops as well.
Medium bodied but a bit thinner than expected with an intense overly roasted dark malt character that dominates the flavor. Really dry and bitter with hints of burnt toast, charred malt, robust coffee, dark chocolate and oatmeal. Not nearly as complex or well balanced as the nose suggests. Subtle lactic creaminess but all of the sweeter notes are completely overpowered by the roasted dark malts and intense dark chocolate flavor. Not a bad beer but very one dimensional and verging on acrid. Disappointing, especially coming from a brewery that I usually enjoy which specializes in dessert beers.