hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Very dark, burnt orange porter with a small, creamy, khaki head. The nose is a malty, earthy swirl of milk chocolate, toasted nuts and rooty herbs. Medium to full-bodied with a plush mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Sweet milk chocolate and candied nuts with whispers of ginger and sarsaparilla. Lengthy, sweet, spicy finish. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from BevMo. Very deep amber/ruby in color. Stong roastred malt aroma. Some coffee and vanilla. Kind of sweet as well. Smooth and creamy. Some burnt coffee to go along with milky candy sugar. A little alcohol is present. Enjoyable sipper.
alexanderj (3197) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; poured a dark brown color with a large, semi-frothy dark khaki head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, roasted malt, wood, alcohol, brown sugar. Flavor had much more a chocolate flavor, which was really nice. Fruit, caramel, oak, dark fruit and a hint of coffee. Smooth and just the touch of the barrel. Very easy to drink. Very good.
sebletitje (5991) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille partagée avec Ibrew2or3.
couleur brune claire, mousse est fine et de ton beige.
Malt et caramel avec des notes de fruits noirs allant vers la figue et date. Garde une certaine douceur au palais et l’on peut y noter un peu l’usage du tonneau de Porto et donne à cette bière ce goût fruité.
mar (4466) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to exiled. poured a deep brown with ruby highlights and a cream head. nose is wood, roasted malts, fruits, and light port wine. easy on the palate, flavor is wood and dark fruits, smooth finish, port in the finish.
Cavie (3548) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy exiled. Orange colored pour. Light carbonation. Aroma is sweet malt, caramelly but remains light. Flavor is sweet but has a sharp element. Peanutty flavor.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown-amber with tan head. Nose is roast, light fruit, cocoa, and alcohol. Flavor is rich sweet cocoa and roast malts up front with a melange of fruity esters, vanilla and oak in the sweet, warming finish. Medium-full body, thick texture, mild carbonation. An impressive one-off from the SD patriarch, good to see KS brewers experiment more with beer styles.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Little bit of a let down. Pours dark, chocolatey brown with a thin offwhite head, specks of lace. Smells subdued, sweet roasted malts, chocolate and some booze. Tastes sweet and chocolatey with roasted malts and some sweet barrel booze that builds towards the finish. Medium body, tries to be full but not quite, ok carbonation.
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Toasted malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Rating #16. Very dark red almost maroon color, not very porterish, the head is a nice creamy dark tan with pretty decent lacing. Roasty aroma, a little smokey even, the coffee is very present. Wow, the flavor is very different from the aroma, sweet dark fruits and just a touch of the coffee in the finish, very smooth but very tasty. (1449)