TXBadger (1392) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with light white head. Biscuit, chocolate and some malt; follows onto the palate. Finishes sweet.
lag91 (55) - Milton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with a creamy tan head. I didn’t pick up much from the aroma but the flavor is robust roasted chocolate malt, touches of vanilla, milk chocolate, boozy but at 10-12% to be expected. Almost silky mouthfeel. Nice beer
Berard (307) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - APR 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours black with thin white head that dissipates. Mild chocolate aroma over little carbonation. A bit boozy with chocolate and vanilla flavors.
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Lukaduke (2192) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, I always thought the BA version was amazingly smooth and layered because of the barrel, but after drinking this I was pleasantly surprised just how good this base beer is ! Roasted chocolate malt, silky mouthfeel, touches of vanilla, milk chocolate and a long smooth finish. Really tasty brew !
suprchunk (2250) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown almost black. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Roasty malt aroma. Creamy malt flavor with some mild roasted notes. Sweet finish.
Reynolds314 (2332) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is great. Aroma is light cocoa, coffee, and heath bar. Tastes so smooth and full of cocoa, oats, and toffee. Great beer.
JBPortland (779) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle thanks to NHhophead, pours dark rich brown with light edges and a finger of eggshell head. Nose is nutty cocoa and cold coffee beans. Taste is coffee, cocoa, almond, nuts, cream. A touch thin. Hides the 10% well. Finish is medium bitter dusty chocolate and subtle vanilla notes. Solid.
demmbonz (529) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter. Thanks to Dan. Somewhat thick and black with a nice tan head that fades to a ring. Dark and roasty. Some coffee and licorice. Roasty malt goodness. Just a bit of alcohol bite. Slight hop bitterness.
after4ever (6129) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500. Thanks d! Pours an opaque black with no head or lace. Big sweet coffee and licorice nose. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Roasty coffee mid palate. Long rich coffee finish.
Beerathon (1168) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, silky, boozy, sweet but balanced with a great hop bitterness. Chocolate and coffee in the flavor. Great porter!