Ughsmash (7505) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Brandon for the bomber! Poured medium-deep cola brown with a fine cap of well-retained tan head. The aroma hinted at sour infection, which was unfortunately confirmed upon drinking.. metallic in nature over moderately roasted baker’s chocolate and black patent malts.. it smelled like the sourness may possibly complement. It really didn’t.. metallic and vinegary sourness flooded the mouth, only allowing some roasted black patent at the core and dried cocoa hits around the edges. Dry and sour on the palate, lacking a good feel.. bummer.. sounds like this is a good beer under normal conditions.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with a dark beige head. Has a mild roasted coffee aroma. This is a great porter taste and true to style. A really good palate: mild and not too thick or creamy. Just right for a porter.
riversideAK (6040) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is a nice mix of coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate. The pour is dark brown with some red hues and a thin tan head. Roasted malts, coffee, then some dark chocolate. Coffee flavors linger and create a dry mouth feel. Some earthy hops come in and add some bitterness in the finish. The only complaint is that it was a little thin and watery, but it had really nice flavors and aromas.
tturner (111) - , Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just OK. a thin, slightly burned taste. Aroma was probably overwhelmed by the scent of vanilla and food. This was the darkest beer they had. Not bad, just not memorable in any way.
explosivebeer (36) - Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2008
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the Harmon Brewery. This one was fairly think, clear, and black with a lot of slightly burnt coffee in the flavor, with a hint of toffee. It has a mild coffee aroma and a slightly bitter aftertaste. It was a little disappointing but not bad.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not quite black with a beautiful creamy head. A little coffee and chocolate. But, pretty light overall. Thin.
bitbucket (2164) - 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 (7361) - 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 (11903) - 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.