hopscotch (9215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Muckfest 2014… This beer rocks!… Pours murky and dark brown with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head. Terrific retention. The nose is a fantastic swirl of coffee, peanut butter, hazelnut, chocolate crème and vanilla. Medium-bodied and super creamy with lackluster carbonation. Deeply roasted coffee, chocolate, caramel and toasted nuts in the sweet, vanilla-driven flavor. World class beer!
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the Hoppin’ Frog Tasting Room on 04/19/2014 (deemed unratable initially, but subsequently allowed): The beer is a dark brown color with a medium foamy light beige head that diminishes steadily to a thin outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and peanut butter. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted coffee, chocolate malt and peanut butter. The finish is roasty with a cocoa and peanut butter aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around.
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, peanut butter and roasted malt. Malty and roasty flavor with coffee and chocolate before a peanut butter finish. Exquisite.
phaleslu (6606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle shared by JaBier, who showed me that this one should indeed be rateable because it was brewed with coffee and bottled, and not just pulled through a randall. Anyway, it pours a deep brown color with a small beige head that leaves some film and a ring. Notes of fudge, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and a nuttiness that suggests peanut butter, but the sweeter version that would be inside a Reese’s. Surprisingly sweet, actually. That’s what differentiates it from the Cafe Silk Porter, to me. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth, sweet mouthfeel. Interesting beer.