Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2008
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Light brown colour. Light chewy toffee nose with a hint of raisin. Palate is Dunkin Donuts coffee and light raisin bread. This one is pretty bad.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2008
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draught Hops Miami. Billed as "Our Guinness" even though itís clear medium brown. Sparged grain, husky and watery. More flavor than most other Hops beers from this location. Sweet, husky with slightly sour finish. Yukky.
jjuf1853 (1195) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Hops (obviously) pours a dark brown with a very thin tan head. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee and malt. Taste is mostly roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee with a touch of bitterness and hops. Smooth, clean finish. Overall not an amazing beer but still pretty decent and a personal favorite among the Hops selections.
changeup45 (1698) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iíd have to agree with what somebody else said, it seems that the beer does not taste the same everytime. Pretty good taste, if not a little bit rich and thick for me. I only had it a few times, but noticed a couple times that it was more bitter than others.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I have had this many times on tap at Hopís restaurants. This is an ok beer, but I liked to mix it with their red beer. By itself it is a middle of the road porter. Head doesnít last long at all and it has a pertty thin mouthfeel. Not bad, but not great.
Ibrew2or3 (6436) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Stogie and Stout event, 2008 edition.
Pours deep deep clear amber with mild light mocha head and some sheet lacing. The aroma is light with weak roasted malts mixed with a bit of burnt malts. The flavor is mild too that leans toward the sweet side with some roasted malts mixed with sweet malts and just a mild burnt maltiness. The burnt malts do grow some into the finish and then linger for a while into the after taste. Sessional brew.
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample glass at Hops in Alexandria VA. Dark chocolate/coffee flavor, average porter not bad not great.
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2008 Draught sample at Stogies and Stouts 2008. Dark brown pour with a vanishing light tan head. No lacing. Nose is better than the flavor, soapy hops, dark malts, chocolate and licorice. Flavor profile is terribly metallic and vegetal at first, thankfull that calms down later on. Chocolate and roasted malts are finally allowed to come through. Thin, even for a Porter, and watery to boot. Finish brings some of the metallic notes back. Overall just an odd beer.
BREWMUSKCLES (2142) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice chocolate flavor to this ale. smooth and refreshing this lightly smokey brew is lightly sweet with a medium body. yhe finish is clean with still a hint of smokey malt. a little licorice to make it complex i guess.
BigMilly8 (384) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at hops : Very dark brown, with a foamy light brown head. Nice lacing around the glass. Chocolate aroma, very drinkable medium body. Nice roasted chocolate taste. Clean finish, hoppy taste toward the end.