anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Jack of the Wood, Asheville, NC. Pours a black color with ruby hints and a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty roasted chocolate finish.
Travlr (13233) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Murky dark brown color, medium beige head. Aroma of burnt sugar. Taste is milk chocolate. Sweet stuff.
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on nitro-pours an off white head and mahogany color. Aroma is rich dark malt-roasty/licorice, some earthy hops. Taste is rich dark malt-roasty/licorice, some earthy hops, a bit ashy. Medium/full body.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black. Good head leaving lots of lace, sweet roasted aroma, rich creamy body with a good dose of chocolate, touch of oatmeal oilyness, slight lingering bitter finish that almost disappears when it warms
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
hopscotch (9509) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft... Jupiter Craft Brewer’s Festival 2013... Pitch black pour with crimson highlights and a mid-sized, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Decent retention. Other than charcoal, the grainy, carbonic nose introduces very little else. Barely medium-bodied with a thin mouthfeel and dancing carbonation. The flavor is burnt and bitter – charcoal and ash. Lengthy, scorched, bittersweet finish – more bitter than sweet.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewvival Trip Beer 2. Served on draft at Mellow Mushroom Asheville. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of dry roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, sweet finish. The taste is dry roasted malts, herbal hops, coffee and bitter chocolate. Thin-medium bodied. Delicious.
deyholla (6964) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours near black with a brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malts with a bit creamy chocolate. Flavor is similar with dark grains and roasted malt upfront but more of a creamy dark chocolate finish.
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewpub. Frankly, this was hard to distinguish from their porter, so everything I said about that one applies here too. This is slightly more bitter, which is the only thing my amateur palate could discern between the two. Decent. (#4314, 10/5/2011)
Suttree (5256) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, dense brown head - looked like a nitro pour, in fact, but I don’t remember seeing a nitro tap. Nice but faint aroma of coffee. Lots of flavor, thought - coffee, of course, and burnt toast. Dryish finish with some lingering bitterness. Pretty tasty.
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2005 Total Score: 3.7
Black, with a thick brown head. Coffee and chocolate aroma, with a hint of burnt toast, too. Taste like tar and old coffee, but in a good way - trust me - and smooth, viscous finish. Sampled at the 2005 Asheville Brewer’s Jam.
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour with a creamy white head and lace. Light chocolate aroma. Flavor of roasted malt chocolate/cocoa. A tad thin and watery for my taste.