SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample @ cask fest - jet black and medium bodied; aromas of roasted malt, sweet chocolate and rum; drinks very smooth with creamy finish; this one is a mouthful and please make more and/or bottle!!!
mrhoppy (1181) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some times I am a man of few words. This beer was OK.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks Jason. The beer pours to a dark cola/black body with a thin fizzy dark brown head. The aroma is rich chocolate, vanilla, oatmeal, milk chocolate, and chocolate syrup. The flavor is charred black malts, coffee, tangy and heavily astringent. Sort of hard to drink. The palate is tart and astringent.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Poured clear, deep garnety-brown with a creamy cap of tan head. The aroma picked up moderately-roasted black patent and chocolatey malts with accents of earth and some odd sourness.. smelled like something was a bit off. The flavor had more of the sourness and less of the maltage with vinegar (and slight fruity) notes over black patent, sweet chocolate, and lesser coffee.. finished sour as well with mostly black patent malts. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. sourness did not help and I think there may be a bottling problem as the porter I had the other day with even in worse shape (and these aren’t that old).
BrewDad (4499) - Olympia, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bomber – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA – Great stout huge flavors. Full bodied with lots of coffee and chocolate aroma and flavors. This was a big beer and great for the cold night
bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the CBG Exbeerience. Pours translucent black with no head. Full, creamy sweet body, subdued carbonation. Lots going on in the nose and the taste: chocolate, coffee, rum, oak. This beer is a beast.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
3/22/08 On tap at the Cask Festival. Aroma is sour with a sweet roasty note of light toast. Appearance is dark brown with a medium tan head. Flavor is chocolate and astringent with a good sweet malt creaminess. Mouthfeel is heavy bodied with a low carb texture . Overall, fairly good and quite rich.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of SuzyGreenberg. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of chocolate, some sugar, pepper, earthy. Tastes semi sweet with some roasty hints. This is an IS?
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried at Strange Brewfest at Water Street Brewing in Port Townsend, WA. Dark black with long lasting head. A little smoky...taste fades quickly.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black, lasting tan head.Light carmel/toffee nose.Light carmel malt taste, lacking in roastiness