bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and some dark chocolate. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, burn bread crust, and chocolate.
brokensail (11263) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown in color with a tan head. Definitely a lot of coffee on the aroma. Also a fair amount of sugar with a soft spice quality. A bit of dark chocolate and some roasted malts as well. The coffee comes through on the palate, as does the coffee and roasted malt. There seems to be a hint of vanilla sweetness on the back end of the flavor and there is just a little bit of bitterness, too.
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-tight tan-black. A-coffee grounds/roasty-dk malt with some bite. T-coffee/roasty-dk malt, 2nd earthy hops. Not my taste.
Tmoney99 (10963) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and spice aroma. Medium body with a thick smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted dark coffee bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good complex brew.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: November 27, 2011
Source: Taco Mac, Woodstock
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, heavy lace
Aroma: coffee and dry roasted malt aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of coffee, touch of caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate, light ashy character to the coffee
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Lubiere (10285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark clear brown porter with a thin brown head. In aroma, a smooth capuccino coffee with light herbal notes. In mouth, a smooth sweet chocolate with coffee grinds, milkey, a bit cloying. On tap at Knoxville Brewer’s Jam, Oct. 22 2011.
BeerandBlues2 (9985) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Sunny Point. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and roast malt, earthy and spicy hops with herbal notes, leather and prunes. Flavor is dark malt dominant with heavy coffee, earthy and spicy hops with dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Drake (8700) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Market North Raleigh, NC. Hey Highland, if you’re listening, please send more of your seasonals to Virginia! This one pours a very dark brown color with a large frothy tan head. Average head retention. Aroma of big coffee notes, some ash, roasted malts and caramel. The taste is strong roasty coffee notes, roasted malts, faint sweet malts and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. A little over-bearing on the coffee but still solid.
GT2 (8682) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL at my brother’s local pool bar in Gainesville, FL. Overall, a salty, bitter, Irish dry stout in body. Weaker beige head. Soapy, thinner body. Nose has salt, vanilla, soy, umami. Palate is lemon tea, toothpaste, mint.
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Mellow Mushroom in Johnson City. Brownish-black pour with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted coffee, malt and hops. Medium body with flavors of toasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Hops in the background as well. The finish is roasty with a black coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.