Travlr (19528) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear brown color, tan head. Aroma of cocoa. Taste has coffee grounds, cocoa powder.
rlgk (16554) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a nice lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate and cocoa powder aroma, licorice, coffee nots, caramel, Bready, some dark chocolate. Chocolate flavor, licorice, vanilla notes, caramel, coffee notes. Quite nice.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The beer is sort of light for a porter. Dark amber/mahogany would be the best way to describe it. At least the head looks nice: a solid finger of khaki foam.
S: Way too much roast on the aroma, smells almost burnt. Charred malt and sugar with a little bit of licorice. I don’t really get any chocolate, but there is some coffee to it and maybe some overripe fruits.
T: Much more chocolate presence on the palate. Nice cocoa powder and dark chocolate notes. There is a moderate sweetness to it and a hint of bitterness. Nice roasted malt and coffee flavors, too.
M: Medium in body and carbonation.
O: The flavor was nice, which is what’s important, but the nose wasn’t that great.
bhensonb (13518) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less. Pours pretty dark brown with a 4 finger foamy tan head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee. Med body. Flavor is chocolate with some vanilla, followed by a touch of coffee. There’s also some fairly burnt malt - which is marginally less than smooth. It’s smoothly chocolatey sweet, but there’s enough bitter here to pretty well balance that. It’s quite tastey.
Tmoney99 (12996) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt and vanilla aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid brew.
jtclockwork (12846) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose/taste of cocoa, banana, chocolate malt and vanilla. Slight orange cream. The chocolate in the nose is a bit artificial, but not in the taste. Medium body.
bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Growler, courtesy of hopscotch) Pours a brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa, and light roastiness. Flavor of cocoa, roasted malt, nuts, some coffee, and caramel.
Benzai (12187) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Opaque dark brown color with a dark red glare coming through when held into the light, medium to full sized beige to light brown head. Aroma is malts, cocoa, chocolate and a hint of dark grapes and raisins. Taste malts, chocolate, cocoa, a slight hint of vanilla and raisins, a slight hint of grapepeel and a decent bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. A bit thinner texture - wise as to what I had expected. Nice though.
jcwattsrugger (11855) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBWG@RLRL-thanks to hopscotch-growler-pours a tan head and dark amber/mahogany color. Aroma is earthy, dark malt. Taste is dark malt-cocoa, secondary earthy hops bite.
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