Drake (8186) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draft at the brewpub. Pours a reddish brown color with a medium tan head. Fairly poor head retention. No lacing. Aroma of rich, sweet roasted malts and coffee. The taste is roasted malts, coffee, cherries, bitter dark chocolate and a faint bit of smoke. Medium bodied. Nice.
decaturstevo (4979) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 11, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with a hinto red pour and no head or lace. Roasted malt, coffee, and a hinto chocolate. Followed by a good malt bitter. Full bodied with good carbonation. A beer I liked.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub - 12.30.2010.
Pours near black with a good mocha head with moderate retention and a nice cap as it falls. The nose is quite nice with a load of roasted malt as well as a nice chocolate presence. A few hops in the background add a nice dose of complexity. The taste is pretty roasty with a nice chocolate presence to back it up. Good balance between sweetness and roast in the feel. Drinks quite well and is another solid hit out of Athens.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 01-05-2011
JStax (2955) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap into a sampler glass. Appearance is a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is dark roasted coffee and a touch of hops. Taste is over the top coffee and notes of chocolate. Smooth, creamy body. Finish is aggressively coffee-centered and a touch of hops.
Beerman6686 (4293) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of lighlt roasted mlats, some sweeter chocolate and light hops. Flavor was much the same, a very mild drinkable porter, but unfortunately mild sometimes means bland.
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Jackie O’s Barrel Aged Beer Fest 2010. Pours dark brown/red with beige head. Aroma is of chocolate, toffee, some coffee and vanilla. Flavor is chocolate, coffee and toasty with a dry bitter finish.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a moderate creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, lactose, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, nuts, and grass with a dry, mildly bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9586) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF 2009. Pours dark brown with an average, fizzy light brown head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted grain), light hop (herbs), average yeast (leather) with notes of date, wood, and charcoal. Medium bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness. Some lacto noted.
Dogbrick (7839) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub. This Porter is a dark brown color that lets some light through. Medium light beige head that diminishes quickly. Aroma of mild chocolate and roasted malt. Medium body with flavors of milk chocolate, roasted malt and a touch of hops. The flavors are short-lived though. The finish is chocolate up front with a short coffee aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
JaBier (4842) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at the brewpub. Pours brown with a medium tan head. Caramel malt aroma with a hint of roast. Sweet caramel flavor up front with a teeny bit of roast and hop bitterness on the back end. I prefer a bit more roast character, but not bad.