beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber-Dark mahogany/brown pour w/o much head.Faint aromas of chocolate & rye w/a little coffee. Pretty much tastes like it smells, some chocolate, some hops, a little coffee w/a heavy rye finish. Kind of rough around the edges, has some bite to it. I think this may age well, mellow out, & become really nice. We’ll see.
sebletitje (6238) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
beer of summer @ OTH.
dark brown, beige head.
aroma, malty, roasted with a strong rye aroma.
flavors, nice mix of the hops and roast along with some coffee and chocolate. Rye profile is really forward while the finish keeps a hop citrus/grapefruit that is a little too dominant.
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark clear brown color with a big tan head. Aroma of toasted malts and a little smoke. Flavor is pretty bitter and dry. Medium body, a little sticky, average carbonation. Ok
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 Bottle - Thanks Brigadier! - Pours a dk brown with a small beige head...aroma is full of cocoa and roast, light burnt grain...flavour is similar, chocolate and light smoke, roast, lingering burnt grain bitterness...rye porter sounded awesome, this was pretty okay...
keepersj12 (2512) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great looking beer with a very dark brown almost black clear body and a tan foamy lasting head. Aroma is nice, mostly malt, coffee, chocolate. The flavor is bitter chocolate with a hint of sweetness at the finish. Well done.
williamherbert (1199) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is roasted rye malts with a spicy peppery end. Flowery hops float above the spicy peppers. Great.
The appearance is smooth, light brown head. Flat, deep chocolate brown with plum/purple at the edges. Head is incredible.
The flavor is spicy rye and spicy habanero peppers mesh beautifully. Roasted caramel malts and mocha on the finish. A nice peppery burn at the end.
Feels creamy with a good deal of carbonation. Overall, it’s less a porter than a strong ale infused with spices. Heavy and challenging and delicious. Spicy as hell.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from the Sahara Mart in Bloomington, IN. Pours a deep brown colored body with a finger-width, creamy, light tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is some sweet citrus pines and caramel with light notes of rye spice, chocolate, and a hint of toast. Flavor is similar. Lots of citrus pines up front with a medium sweet caramel to balance. A light chocolate, rye spice, and a light roast shows up in the flavor before this finishes dry with a light resin and moderate, sweet pine bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium, smooth body and creamy carbonation. Overall, a nice beer. More like a black IPA than a porter. Lots of sweet pines with a smooth malt balance and pleasant hint of rye spice. Good one.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Draft @ BCTC 2010] Dark brown with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, some cocoa, rye malts, and smoke. Taste of chewy rye, roast, some cocoa, and a dry finish.
hopdog (8456) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of toasted rye with some roast and caramel tastes of rye, caramel, spicy, and chocolate.
demitriustown (1027) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
omber: Aroma is malt, caramel, rye, hard candy, and the slightest bit of hops on the backend. Appearance is almost an opaque black with a thick tan head that lingers for quite a while. Taste is rye upfront melding into a hop texture then more of the malt and caramel characteristics. Palate is nicely mouth coating, aftertaste has got the rye in there and a lightly astringent flavor. Overall, Pretty good stuff and packs a punch with taste and alcohol. Cheers!