bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, courtesy after4ever! Pours blackish brown with a fading tan head. Brown sugar and chocolate chip cookie dough aroma. Light body and medium carbonation. Sweet chocolate and brown sugar taste, with a dry piney finish. A really nice beer, right up to the finish, which didn’t really work for me.
after4ever (6125) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22. Black with a thick, creamy, moussy tan head. Light curly lace. Fairly neutral nose--light chalk and cocoa. Medium body that’s somehow alternately creamy and watery; very clean and easy to drink. Chocolatey and ever so slightly roasty mid-palate. Clean chalky finish. A bit too mild and sweet to be really exciting, but has no obvious flaws and disappears quickly.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12/9/07 On draught at the brewery. Aroma is super chocolatey with lots of sweetness and a decent roast. Appearance is very dark brown with a low tan head. The flavor has some toasted carbonic sourness, heavy roast and substantial background sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium-high bodied with medium creaminess and low carb feel. Overall, too much black malt harshness in the flavor, could be great otherwise.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a thin retaining tan head and very dark brown color with red highlights. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate/molasses, some sweetness, roasty, slight acidic? Taste is dark malt-chocolate/cocoa powder/roasty, caramel, faint hops bite. Dusty mouth feel. Medium body. Soft carbonation.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark robust chocolaty semi-sweet falvor to match the picturesque body and frothy off-white head. Quite deletable and complex. Finished calmly and dessert like.
BrewDad (4978) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Sample - Brewery]
A deep bropwn color with a very thin head. This had aroma, flavor, looks, and was a very good beer to drink. This was perfect for lunch,. I really liked the dark malts and the flavors. Good job.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown and hazy, with a small rocky head. The aroma is full on roasted coffee and a dab of chocolate. Has a very nice hazelnut flavor, full of roasted coffee and sweet milk chocolate. Very easy to drink.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown appearance decent head formation. Strong roasted coffee malt aroma, nutty chocolate. Salted peanut flavor, almond with chocolate, mocha and strong coffee. The salty peanut taste seems to dominate but makes this an interesting blend. Tastey? Yes. Drink again? Unlikely.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an interesting and tasty brew, but in a blind taste test, I may not guess it to be a porter. To me it tastes akin to maritime dark ale. Brown, rich cola pour with a slight off-white head. Mild toasted nuts and light smoke in the aroma. Taste is very hoppy and juicy, lemon, limes and melons, some bitter chocolate and a bit of roastedness. Lots of sourness like a Flanders oak aged red, with cherries. Interesting for sure, tasty, but odd. Thank André.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draft: Harmon Brewery & Restaurant in Tacoma, WA) With the wonderfully toasty and moderately sweet chocolate aroma starting off this beer, I’m really expecting something great here. Man, I can sit here and smell this beer all day. Mmm, mmm, sweet and toasty initially, the chocolate really comes out in the mid-palate. Medium-to-full bodied, lightly carbonated, and extremely easy to drink. Medium brown color, translucent next to light, with a light tan head that like all their other beers, starts small and quickly settles to a small ring, leaving no lacing. Wow this is tasty stuff. Highly recommended.