Ratman197 (8865) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Hops Golden Colorado poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, earthiness and a hint of fruiottiness with a smooth carmel finish.
bubbleflubber (1700) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany pour, with sparse lace. Malty, vinous notes to the nose with faint coffee. Flavors are of coffee and dark malts. Pleasant coffee finish. Soft carbonation and a medium palate make for a smooth pull. My favorite of their stock selections, but in comparison..... what does that say?
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009
Malt and liqorice aroma. Dark coloured rich and smooth on the palate with a little dryness in a full malt finish.
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Alexandria, VA location. Pours black with garnet in the shoulders and a thin off white head. Light aroma of roasted barley. Flavor is very roasty, some chocolate. Dry and mildly bitter finish. Full bodied mouthfeel. Pretty nice, on target for the style.
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The best thing on the Hops sampler. Black with a tan head. Aroma was sweet, roast, caramel and alcohol. Flavor is the same with less roast and more cereal.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Part of a sampler set at Hops in Charlotte, NC, 01.20.09. Dark brown ruby, off white head. Aroma is malted, roasted, caramel. Flavor is roasted, malt, pine, caramel, smoke.
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is definately the best beer that I have ever had at hops. I like it because it actually has some depth of character. There are roasty malt flavors, combined with a decent amount of hops to balance it out. It has a sturdy body also.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hops Restaurant and Brewery Richmond Va Sampler at the brewery. Very light roastyness in aroma. Clear dark amber brown. Slight smoke and roast in flavor. Faint sourness. Light body and mouthfeel with dry roasty finish and low hop bitterness. Rather thin and not as much roast character as I would like.
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
...draft at Gainesville location. This was the best they had to offer, but wasn’t that great. Decent roasted aroma, but tasted more like cheap coffee. Had a clearish brownish color with a tan, non lasting head. Way too light bodied, lacked flavor and complexity, not a porter.
iride15 (237) - Rockledge, Florida, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good rich taste and thick in body. Quality palate is not there though as the flavor has attributes of cheap coffee.