alexsdad06 (5263) - Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Jackie O’s (from notes). Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. The aroma and flavor have coffee, black licorice, some roast, chocolate; very drinkable, good flavor but not as big as DA.
DrSilverworm (5932) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, served in a pint glass. Pitch black color, light brown head. Great, creamy milky aroma. Nice sheety lace. Light carbonation, very smooth. Good chocolate aftertaste... It’s like chocolate milk. Has a bit of hop bitterness in there too, though. Awesome, but maybe a bit on the sweet side
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour with a lush cascading head and drippy lace. Aroma is Roast, bakers chocolate, and coffee. Body was not as thin as i was expecting given the ABV. Loads of chocolate, licorice, dark fruit and coffee. Prolly more of a stout than a porter but what the HELL do I know
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Robust brown porter based off Dark Apparition." On tap at the brewpub on December 30, 2010.
Pours dark brown with a single-finger tan head that leaves behind a touch of lacing and fades down into a thin cap. The nose is pretty robust as the name implies with some nice roasted malt, coffee, and some mild chocolate. The taste is roasty with some espresso beans and chocolate. Slight sweetness and roast combine very well on a nice body. Good drinkability. Curious if this was the second runnings from a batch of DA or just a smaller beer with a similar malt base.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 01-05-2011
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a dark brown color with a small beige head. Aroma was medium roasted malts, and light chocolate too. Flavor was a very nice light blend of chocolate, lgiht coffee and roasted malts. A really nice small flavorful stout.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, some caramel, and some roast. Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, and caramel. Nice and drinkable. Got tot love a small beer than still comes in at 6.5%. Nice beer.
Maddog (381) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Casa Nueva in Athens, OH. A very nice porter. Had it side by side with Edmund Fitzgerald, and it certainly held its own. Nice flavors of roasted malt, this porter was creamy and smooth and delicious.
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Jackie O’s 5th Anniversary Extravaganza. Darkest brown pour with a medium beige head. Malty nose with caramel and a bit of roast. Roasty malt flavor with chocolate and caramel character. Pretty solid for what I’m assuming is a second runnings beer.
JStax (2805) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a Growler I to a large snifter. Appearance is a dense black with a thin tan head. Almost no lacing. Aroma is licorice, black coffee, and malts. Taste is much like the aroma with the coffee up front and licorice and dark chocolate in the background. Heavy on the palate as well as the stomach. Quite a filling brew and quite enjoyable.