RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My glass was filled with the cask version of this beer. This beer says hello with a nice healthy aroma of malt and anise drifting in from the background. The solution is a chocolate brown color that has a thick almond colored head settling on top. This beer is neither too thick nor too thin. The taste is one of sweet malt with notes of molasses and licorice. The sweet flavor lingers well after the beer has been swallowed.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is opaqueish ruddy brown with a thinbrown head...smell is roasty chocolate and light fruitiness...taste is nice and sweet at first with chocolate and a light coffee bitterness in the end...
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap this pours a very dark brown, nearly black, with a cocoa head that laces in sheets. Nice aroma of lightly roasted malts, chocolate, a touch of nuts, and a hint of anise. Some coffee comes out when it warms. Very smooth to drink. The flavor is chocolate, dark caramel, roasted malt, a suggestion of smoke, and a very light nutty bitterness. Nicely done.
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jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2006 From the tap, served in a standard bar pint glass, poured properly, draining off the excessive foam, served to the customer filled to the brim.
Made a good appearance, poured a
thickish dark chocolate brown with a foamy, bubbly topped pale tan head that
left a small amount of ringed sticking,
Had a burnt chocolate and a strange banana fruity nose with a little
smokiness at the edges.
A crisp, smooth lightish medium bodied mouth feel, average drinkability.
Burnt chocolate malty with a little
smokiness, a sweet roasted maltiness, a banana fruitiness that for me, is a bit out of place, distracting, and diminishes the
drinkability, and a sweet roasted malty finish.
A nice porter from Rhodell’s, while tasty and quaffable, not something I would get a growler of, $4.50 for a pint.