emacgee (3958) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Jason for sharing! Super carbonated when opened, sits black with a profuse fizzy tan head. Nose shows coffee and a touch of vanilla and wonderfully nuanced dark grain notes. Hard to get much out of the flavor due to the excessive carbonation. Some cacao and coffee with bitter dark grain but I feel like the more delicate compounds are lost in the maelstrom of carbonation.
RichTheVillan (2428) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle tasting with Kaufmanised; dark brown pour with substantial creamy beige head, big coffee aroma, coffee taste and cocoa some earthy hop action, some nutty action and maybe a hint of vanilla.
knickskicks (684) - - SEP 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, tan head. Nose is some light roast, like cocoa, a hint of vanilla, some nutmeg. Tastes as it smells. Smooth medium body. Everything is so well integrated, very clean.
jredmond (5211) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Joel. Pours a deep, murky brown body with thin mocha head/lacing. Aroma is vanilla, nuts, yeast and espresso roast. Mouthfeel is medium and very nicely balanced with notes of espresso, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and spice. Very nice porter.
jtclockwork (7899) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by GOTC. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of cinnamon, nutmeg, roast chocolate malt, roast coffee and vanilla. Medium body.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with timfoolery. Roasty malt, vanilla, a touch of cinnamon, and some coffee. Good beer.
beernbourbon (1284) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is dark brown with a smallish tan head. Aroma and flavor full of smooth roasted malt, light vanilla, light Christmas spice and a touch of coffee. Very smooth and drinkable. Not overwhelming.
Dodgrblu (585) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Timfoolery, Roasty, vanilla is hidden, which I appreciate, great.
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timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from HF trade. Aroma and flavor of sweet, light roast, vanilla, and slight cinnamon. Nice palate after a few sips. Good beer.
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writerljberg (631) - Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL bottle from JMRSN. Thanks! Because nothing says summer like a winter porter.
A: Do you like some head? Because this pour fills about half my glass with a light cappucino foam. Very dark mahogany. Decent legs. Also, the bottle has a single bubble blown out of it like a child’s bubble toy.
N: Coffee, raisin, cola, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. There’s some blackberry mixed in here as well.
T: Very, very bitter/earthy with a lot of cinnamon spice. There’s a decent amount of sweetness here. Very, very assertive.
M: Maybe a touch light given the ABV, but the carbonation is pleasant and it’s got a good chalkiness.
O: A pretty nice beer that I’d probably have again. The cinnamon balance here works, however, I think this combination works better in a stout.