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 (2311) - 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 (3933) - Connecticut, 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 (4708) - 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 (5635) - 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 (259) - 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.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had yesterday at the brewpub. Review from notes. Received in a pint-like glass.
3.5 A: Black color. Came without a head, so no comment there.
4.0 S: Good balance between roastiness and sweetness. Strong coffee aroma with sweet dark caramel. Perhaps a touch of chocolate. Not too complex, but quite pleasant.
4.5 T: Like the nose - lots of coffee with ample amounts of sweet caramel giving this a velvety richness. Soft chocolate notes with perhaps a hint of smoke.
4.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Wonderfully creamy. Great here.
4.5 D: A well made beer that is all around solid. Definitely the best beer I had out of the five I tried.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 07-06-2011 17:10:51
EithCubes (5090) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, black with a lacing and brown head. Nose is dry, bitter roast and some chocolate. Thick and murky taste, strong coffee and roast, heavy chocolate in the style of Upland’s Bad Elmer (as JG astutely remarks). Light hops are actually contributing something! Love this sultry swirl of coffee and chocolate, with only light and lilting sweetness, my favorite of the sampler and easily worth the pint.
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a mini growler. Pours a dark brown with a few bubbles. Has a chocolate and sort of maple syrup smell to it. Taste is similar with some roasted malt tones. Pretty solid.
beernovice39 (3160) - Montana, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewer. Black pour with a tan head. Scent is roasted malt. Taste is same with some chocolate notes.