pari6819 (55) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gorgeous color. The nose is not as pronounced as I would have hoped. It definitely has chocolate notes and lactose. The taste is a fantastic balance of coffee and chocolate. It finsishes with milky chocolate vanilla flavors. Fantastic and easily drinkable.
tkrjukoff (4169) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Funky Buddha. Pours black brown with red glow against light. Tanned creamy head leaving rich lacing. Aroma is roasted malty sweet fruity coffee a bit chocolate. Flavor is sweet roasted velvety malty fruity bitter; very nice and drinkable. Finishes fruity sweet roasted and bitter.
glennmastrange (2424) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Moderate malt notes of toasted and dark chocolate, light herbs and earth for the hops and yeast, with a hint of vanilla and milk in the background. Head is small, frothy tan with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly bittersweet. Palate is medium, watery with lively carbonation and a slightly dry and chalky finish. A tasty sweet stout with pretty good drinking quality to it.
jjgmd (1680) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark handsome appearance, sweet as expected but not overbearing. Nice
finish, and medium to heavy bodied. Drinkable which is the ultimate en=d game.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Funky Buddha mystery growler #1... Pours a darker cola-like pour, more dark brown in nature, and topped with a thin wispy soapy off-white head... Aroma is nutty in nature with a light roast with almost seems like a berry fruit bent. More fruity than I would expect from a porter... Flavors are a continuation of the same with nutty caramels upfront and a lighter fruity notes as well to go along with a moderate milk chocolate focus. thin to medium bodied leaning more towards the former.
Gription79 (2567) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler thanks to Maltzilla
Aroma:chocolate, coffee, malty
Taste: chocolate, malty/ sweet
This beer was out of balance. The sweetness really made it hard for me to get into this beer.
Ernesto987 (4548) - Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at funky Buddha, a little thi but the roasted malts are charming. Bitter type finish.
nuplastikk (5033) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Funky Buddha. Brown-black with a rusty beige head. Rich lactic tones, very much in the Caribbean style of Stout. Sweet and milky, a pretty solid example of the style. Rich, sugary chocolate and some faint sour milk notes. Well done.
thirdeye11 (5773) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle thanks to jyoungsbcp) clear espresso brown with soapy tan bubbles. Nose of light smoke, chocolate, sweet cream. Taste of light smoke, dry chocolate malt, malt balls, slight spicy linger, nice, dry, and chocolaty.
blomster (265) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to darkguardian!
Pours dark brown, near black, with a big, creamy tan head.
Aroma of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, a hint of smoke in the background.
Sweetish taste, with hops and muscovado sugar up front, then milky chocolate and coffee. Light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Personally, I think this beer would be better with a bit more roasted malt character. That said, it is a really solid porter that I’d gladly drink more of given the chance.