PorterPounder (4610) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 22 oz bomber. Dark brown, cola-like pour with a quickly dissipating, bubbly off-white head. Very faint chocolate notes in the aroma, otherwise pretty neutral. Flavor is slightly bland, some brief licorice notes, a hint of chocolate, finish of black dirt. Mouthfeel is slightly spritzy. Had better from these folks.
thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized bubbles that were and left behind a softly carbonated dark ruby red brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The aroma was hoppy floral and dark malt. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish. The flavor contained notes of mildly smoky and dark malt. An OK brew just nothing special.
JCB (3792) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bought this on the cheap and thatís about its worth, Iím sorry to say. Some of the Heavy Seas collabs have been kind of fun, but this was a sort of disspiriting attempt at a schwarz. Thin body, faded papery nose, and a taste thatís barely moderate in its roast qualities - more like artificial chocolate, a dash of pepper, and some ash. Not top notch for me.
unclemattie (3704) - Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Dark brown color. Off-white head. Decent roast aroma. Roasted barley taste, charred flavor. Finished with a bold wooded hop character under all of the roast. Light bodied, full of flavor. (3367)
andyburnette (26) - - JUL 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice light dark lager but without the malty complexities of the true German. That said a wonderful late night summer beer when the air has cooled and the tinge of autumn and Oktoberfest is in the air.
AR (853) - Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild malt aroma and a mild malt flavor. Not a bad flavor, just not much going on with this beer.
DavoleBomb (1382) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is about average and a moderate amount of lacing is left.
3.0 S: Dry roastiness and caramel. A bit of neutral sweetness. Not very complex, but pleasant.
3.0 T: Moderate roastiness. Chocolate enters the scene. Caramel helps with the neutral malt sweetness to give this good balance. Still, itís not very complex.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Carbonation is somewhat crisp and present is appropriate amounts. Clean and smooth.
3.5 D: Itís a decent beer, but itís a little boring, especially for a collaboration beer. Still, itís tasty nonetheless.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-16-2012 03:58:11
tia (756) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ 18th RG. Prey dark with thin head. Smells like a cross between pilsener and stale coffee. Light toastiness in the flavor. Kind of grainy.
Butters (3318) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled at the at 18th Richmond gathering. Clear dark brown pour with fair offwhite head. Very vegetal smelling and tasting. Maybe they were going for nutty? Iím getting the pilsner on the flavor a little bit, but the heavy burnt/peaty malt is breaking this beer. I didnít really care for this at all.
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
22oz bottle ---> snifter. Pours cola black with amber edges when held to light with a small tan head. Aroma is similar to a 24oz. plastic cup of draft beer that you get at your local sports arena and the taste is about the same with a touch of bitterness at the end. This one looks good in a glass, but thatís about it. Worst beer Iíve had in quite some time.