502F (999) - Time Out, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, but certainly not black, with a dirt white khaki head. Aroma is solid, but boring--some dark malts and light hops. Just not that much going on. The flavor is fruity upfront with some slight hop tinge in the finish with a medium dry resinous finish. The more I drink it, the more coffee quality comes out. Medium body with medium low carbonation. Overall--certainly solid, just not very unique.
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Sweet toasted malty flavor with a lasting finish.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2010 Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma is very piney and prefumey with some hints of chocolate. It pours a dark brown with just a tad of transparency when held to the light and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. The head leaves a nice sheet of lacing behind. The flavor starts with light chocolate. There’s a touch of rye in the background. The finish is real heavy on pine and perfume notes. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
bhensonb (9817) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Bruisin Ales. Pours really dark brown with a foamy, clingy 4 finger beige/tan head. Aromas of dark malt and some hop. Medium plus body with lots of foamy carbonation. Flavor is very hoppy. The rye harshness, sorry other rye lovers, is present, there’s a strong hint of coffee/chocolate, and there’s a lot of hop bitter. Love rye. Love hops. Love this.
krautberry (4) - Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2010 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The perfect beer for us. She likes Rye IPAs, I like porters. This is a great beer with malty, bread, chocolate, roasty, vanilla flavors.
emacgee (3740) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rye Porter. Pours brown with copper edges and a two finger creamy dirty white head. Nose is peppery with hints of juniper, mildly sweet, a bit one dimensional. Flavor is dominated by rye, notes of juniper and white pepper. Precious little "Porter" coming through. Palate is super astringent and unpleasant. Need more than Rye to this beer.
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in standard pint glass with friend in Bloomington: Mahogany hued with a nearly white frothy head. The aroma has notes of pungent and fruity hops, chocolate, rye, walnut, bready, earthy and yeasty. The taste starts with sharp bitterness followed quickly by rye bread and chocolate covered nuts. Some lasting dark and tropical fruit characteristics throughout. The finish displays a bit of chalky and asprin like tone. The mouth feel is lively and aggressive, dry and astrengent. A solid brew i would have again, too bad the finish was not a bit cleaner however.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great strong porter that’s a bit bitter and roasted and has lots of smokey and wispy notes. Somewhat harsh due to crispness and roastiness, and the darker flavors from the higher alcohol are there for support. A very nice porter, one of Clipper City’s nicer releases.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice moderately dry body, good cocoa flavors, fairly dry and highly drinkable.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a deep coffee brown with a small beige head, light lacing. Nice nose of chocolate and roasted malts. Lingering cocoa on the palate. Damn tasty.