yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is sweet, roasted malts with some caramel and chocolate. Flavor is sweet, smooth, slightly earthy with some bittersweet cocoa. Slightly light.
JohnnyJ (5295) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and some dark fruits. Finishes with light bitterness. Nicely balanced with the sweet cocoa and the dry biscuits. Good porter.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand bottle from Hophead22, thanks Tim! Poured a deep brown color with ruby highlights and an inch and a half thick, dense, frothy off-white head that slowly receded to a thick layer and left large spots of lacing. Aroma of chocolate, light roasted malts and nuts, soft vanilla, and a touch of light fruitiness. Smooth, lightly sweet entry with some light hints of chocolate and chalk transitions into a caramel sweetness paired with some lightly roasted malts that seem to slowly fade as a soft fruitiness (prune, fig) comes to the forefront and linger into the lightly dry finish with some light, spicy hops peaking through in the background. Low carbonation and smooth mouth feel. Overall, I really like that the roastiness doesn’t seem forced in this porter like it does in so many others. Instead of roasting you out with black patent, the brewer took a more subtle approach the the result is a really enjoyable porter.
JoeTheYounger (1181) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Hangar compliments of Hophead22. Poured a very dark brown with thick ass off-white head. Aroma was very roasty with chocolate, burnt toast and biscuits. Taste was roasty, chocolate syrup, dark fruits and vanilla. Very nice carbonation. Overall very very tasty stuff. I like this much better than the first version.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: March 13, 2010
Source: Tasting, RBWG 2010
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, dark caramel sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness enrichens the chocolate, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour with light tan head and lace. Light sour malt, light coffee and a hint of chocolate. Sweet chocolate flavor. Thine and water but very nice beer.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours a dark bruin body with an off white head. Chocolate malts, roasty coffee tones, a mildest mineral and chocolate notes. Coffee warming this was very good.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a dark brown. a little thin. alcohol at the end. good roasty qualities. needs to be a little bulkier in the malt department.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler shared via Hopdog. Poured a deep brown with an averaged sized off white head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted, and nuts. Flavor of coffee grinds, roasted malt and chocolate
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Tim for sending this Growler out to the East Coast! Poured dark brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roasty, and some coffee. Tastes of the same roastiness, coffee, and chocolate.