rbrazell (1308) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Cigar City Christmas Day. Pours the darkest brown and a creamy khaki head that laces. Nose is deep dark roasted coffee , chocolate, vanilla, light spice and dark malts. Very creamy and rich mouth feel loaded with chocolate candy bars, vanilla, fresh pressed coffee and earthiness. Lovely milk chocolate finish. Pretty awesome and robust porter.
markwise (4090) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Cigar City. I am simply blown away by this beer. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Nose is massive chocolate, some vanilla, some spices, roasted coffee, some earth, roasted malts, and all manner of dark flavors with complexity. Flavor is similar- first sip is a burst of chocolate followed quickly by vanilla, roasted malts, roasted coffee, hints of cafe con leche, cinnamon, spices, more dark chocolate and more cocoa. Medium to full in body and one of the finest beers I have had in a while.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee dark espresso light cinamin vanilla light dark fruit notes. Black pour tan head. Tons of coffee light cinnamon soft vanilla more roast and coffee. Body a little thin. Well carbonated. Decent beer here.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml growler courtesy of ernesto, thanks man! pours opaque brown/black with a small brown head. tons of coffee, just a hint of cinnamon, and a strong vanilla background make for good drinkin’.
cbfobes (1936) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared at the QC tasting, pours a very dark brown nearly black with a light brown head, nice strong chocolate aroma mixed in with spices, the flavor has an awesome milk chocolate front end with a finish of cinnamon and vanilla, nearly perfect mouthfeel, awesome beer.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Groler from glouglouburp split with mcberko. Pours solid black/dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of espresso, dark chocolates, oak and vanilla. Flavour is the same but with some light smokiness and some hints of coca-cola (somehow not in a bad way!). Medium bodied, thick, complex and well balanced. Nice.
RasmusOtt (916) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl growler shared by phredrik. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is rye bread, roasted malts, bitter coffee, slight earthy notes, cocoa nibs, vanilla, cinnamon, dark bitter chocolate, coffee beany quality, textbook porter’ish roasted malts, caramel and a very nice hazelnut character. So blanced aroma. Taste is Roasted earthy malts, caramel, vanilla, cocoa, dry bitter coffee, dark dried fruits, sweet liquorice and a huge amount of balance and stylistic sickness. This is a dreemy porter! Favorited <3 !
phredrik (995) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml growler shipped to me by jedwards - Thanks a lot! Shared with the guys Rasmusott and Jaksmart. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma has some robust roasted qualities, dark bread, strong fresh grounded coffee, caramel, cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla, a hint of figs and dark fruits, hazelnuts, extremely delicate and exactly what I want from a winter porter. Taste is very rounded and rather sweet, roasted, dark bread, burnt carame, vanilla, cinnamon, fresh espresso coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, the coffee is slightly earthy. Hands down, the best porter I’ve ever had.
mcberko (4805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL growler, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany!), pours a cola brown / black with a small tan head. Aroma has loads of espresso and chocolate, with also lots of vanilla beans and minimal roasted notes. Flavour of vanilla beans upfront, espresso, some coca cola notes, and mild chocolate. Medium body with lingering cola and vanilla notes. Great porter.
DalzAle (1842) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 swingtop growler shared by BA alcstradamas! Dark black pour, quickly dissipating carbonation and an aroma of coffee, cinnamon and a little green pepper. Flavor is dark roasted malt, nice & spicy cinnamon, mellow chocolate and slightly sweet on the finish. Very good, hoping I get a chance to try more of their beers down the road.