bhensonb (9810) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma of smooth burnt malt. Med body. Flavor is smooth burnt malt with some possible coffee hints. Not getting chocolate. It is certainly dry, but not all that bitter. Fairly tasty critter. Finally getting a little chocolate.
Ratman197 (8463) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt and bakers cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt and dark chocolate with a smooth dry lingering chocolate finish.
adnielsen (7555) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilburís Fort Collins. Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a big, foamy, dark brown head. Quite nutty, chewy toasty malty, chocolate, mild anise, cola aroma. A bit thin. Somewhat metallic, dark chocolate, nutty, milk, moderately roasty flavor. I really thought I was going to enjoy this until BAM the metallic note hit. Too bad.
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours hazy mahogany, looking blackish ruby through indirect light. Head is futile and off-white and unlaced. Nose is Wheaties topped with melted caramel and flaked with Ovaltine and cacao. Tastes roasty malty, with notes of cacao, dark malt, lactose, and a creamy finish. This one tastes pretty good. I used to love Yuengling Porter by the pitcher at 6 bucks a pitcher at Zenoís at PSU Main Campus. This beer is better than that one (and yes, Iíll be side-by-siding this one with Yuengling Porter).
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle from Kroger - Hydraulic - Charlottesville. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a large foamy brown head. Good head retention. You gotta love a wave of skunk upon opening a brown bottle. Aroma of skunk, caramel, grain, mild chocolate. The taste is chocolate, grain, hoppy finish. Thin bodied.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured deep brown with a short, well-retained tan head. The aroma picked up burnt, fairly generic black malts accented by a touch of rye and some vanilla.. a little bit smoky too.. simple, roasty, and pleasant. The flavor found burnt black malts, a kiss of bakerís chocolate, and light smoked malt at the core, with ashy roast and fresh, complementary hoppy accents.. finished sweet and lightly smoky.. tasty. Lighter-bodied with a lot of dry roast on the palate.. sweet too.. good balance.. very drinkable.
shrubber85 (6505) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Lactic chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown color with minimal head. Lightly ashy sweet dark chocolate malt and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Light but not bad.
blutt59 (5868) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, dark brown with tall tan foam, creamy bitter chocolate aroma and flavor roasty , malts , nice beer
drowland (5675) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/25/13. 12oz bottle thanks to PorterPounder! Black pour with a decent tan head that cuts and laces okay. Mineral water, toasty bread, and chocolate float across the nose. Chocolate flavor, a touch of ash, creamy, a tiny hint of fruitiness. Not bad.
crossovert (5625) - Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Not as bad as I was expecting, very much like a shitter but more robust guinness.