Lubiere (11382) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A reddish dark brown porter with a thick brown head. An herbal and funky chocolate and funky aroma, wild herbal coffee notes. In mouth, a bitter chocolate malt with grassy notes, medium bodied. On tap at Great North Carolina Brewers Fest., August 28 2010.
BeerandBlues2 (10915) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-oz. bottle. Pours very near opaque with a creamy tan medium head and lined lacing. Dark roasted coffee and caramel, chocolate malt, toffee and oat notes, yeast (leather, sweat) ligth aroma. Sour yeast and dark roasted malt and oatmeal flavor, dark chocolate notes. Dark and full bodied, creamy palate.
madsberg (10888) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Red brown coloured. Off white head. Malty and chocolaty aroma. Flavour is sweet and chocolaty with a hoppy and light roasty edge. Is light watery and thin. Thanks SpringsLicker for trading this.
Drake (10888) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from WFM Raleigh. Pours reddish black with a malty, spicy, spoiled milk aroma. Smooth creamy oatmeal taste with a caramel sweetness lingering in the finish. Fine beer!
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Source: Brewfest, Chattanooga
btl: dark, thin head, slight roasted malt aroma, light bodied, high carbonation, lost of roasted flavor with just a touch of oatmeal essence, light sweet finish
black, robust tan head, slightly sweet and roasty chocolate aroma, light body, rich chocolate flavor with a hint of roasted, touch of bitterness in the finish
ultra smooth chocolate flavor, solid lace (nitro?), amazing velvet character, light chocolate flavor, could be a great winter session beer, upgraded from 2 to 3 rating on body alone, better in the sample size, or is it warmth?
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 14/20
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Atlanta. Very nice. Super dark pour with a nice beige head. Coffee, chocolate and caramel are evident on the nose and in the flavor. Some good sweetness and a bit yeaty. Mouthfeel isnt quite as good as the flavor, but this is good stuff.
hopscotch (10215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle... Extremely dark pour (clear ruby when held up to bright light). Small, fizzy, beige head. Both the aroma and flavor are somewhat bland, but unoffensive. Maybe a light touch of chocolate. Light-bodied and lightly creamy with fizzy carbonation. Watery finish. Not bad, but nothing really going on here either.
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Sammy. It’s a dark brow with a red hue and a dense, creamy head. The aroma has ntoes of roasted malt, hops and light coffee and chocolate. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of roasted malt, slightly bitter coffee, light chocolate and a roasted bitterness in the finish. It’s not very full-bodied, but it’s smooth, nice and quite charming.
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle acquired in trade with goldtwins. Pours a very dark brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of mainly roasted malts. Tastes of roasted malts, dark fruits, and light chocolate. Lightly sweet tasting. Palate was a little on the thin side.
Sammy (9826) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Brick Store Pub. Hoppy porter. Stouty in finish. Lots of lace fresh, Highland is coming to the taps here big-time.