omhper (21261) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the Pembroke Pines, FL location. Very dark brown. Roasty coffee aroma. Medium dry with clean hard mouthfeel. Fairly hoppy and grapefruity with long salty finish. The flavours are all there, but the malt profile/mouthfeel is hard and lifeless.
fiulijn (16426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color. Pretty nice hop and roasted malt aroma. Good body, malty, roasty, hoppy (maybe just a bit acid). Equilibrated final, with roasted barley and bitterness.
Travlr (15853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draft. Dark brown, headless. Aroma of subtle chocolate. Taste us watery chocolate.
Oakes (13536) - 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.
argo0 (12110) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Faint roasted aroma and a slightly roasted taste. You get the feeling that there’s a good beer trying hard to get out, but what you’re left with is fairly disappointing.
Tmoney99 (11899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampler at the brewpub in Sanford, FL. Poured a clear dark brown color with a medium white fizzy head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Medium toasted malty aroma. Medium body. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of average duration.
Ratman197 (11216) - 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.
Drake (10498) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear dark reddish brown color with a large creamy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of roasted malts and a bitter hop finish. The taste is chocolate, nuts, roasted malts and faint hops. Thin bodied, just like all their beers. The best of the 6 I tried, but that’s not saying much.
daknole (10279) - 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 Hop’s 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 doesn’t last long at all and it has a pertty thin mouthfeel. Not bad, but not great.
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft... West Palm Beach location... Clear, almost black, ruby ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. Subtle milk chocolate aroma. Malty flavor with moderate sweetness, but thin and easily balanced by the minerally, moderately bitter hops. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with restrained carbonation. Short, watery, mild chocolate finish. A bit too thin and well-balanced to really be "my kind of porter", but nicely constructed nonetheless. Hops seems to be stingy with the barley.