anthony850 (436) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
High Alc. With chocolate overtones hiding the alc.
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Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well done Long Trail. A big roasty porter that has silky smooth chocolate and coffee notes, along with a nice hop bitterness to offset the sweetness from the malts.
argo0 (12647) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some bittersweet chocolate, light caramel, icing. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some earthy, light caramel. Light boozy. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
Oakes (14101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
So a strong ale w/cacoa nibs. Dark brown and a bit of haze. Sweet chocolatey character, with a touch of nuttiness. Quite sweet, a touch sticky and then this really strong boozy/barrelly element comes into it. Big rich boozy finish...this is a finisher, and the big bottle for something like this is borderline insane. All told the balance isnít that great with all the alcohol.
kramer (5611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black, body under a one finger tight bubbled fizzy light brown head. The nose is rather thick and intense with a lot of licorice, some burnt caramel, roast, minimal cocoa, and a touch of light alcohol. The flavor is a bit too heavy on the burnt caramel, it comes across as a bit acrid on the finish after the caramel fades. The licorice is a little muted because of the burnt character. A bit of alcohol warmth on the finish. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation and some lingering burnt caramel. Not the biggest fan of this one.
trapped (1783) - New York, TURKEY - APR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drought. Dark brown with creamy tan head, mocha aroma, low carbonation, taste of chocolate laced with alcohol, medium finish with alcohol aftertaste. Itís. Like drinking a cold chocolate drink laced with rum.
MadRobin (2543) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle.
Opaque, black-brown with a 2-finger tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt, vanilla, high quality chocolate and light mocha.
Taste of quality chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, caramel, mocha and a touch of earthy herbal hops.
Medium body and medium/high carbonation.
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AirForceHops (5277) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle. Pitch black color with a thin ring of white head. Aroma is sweet and decadent. Roasted malt, cacao nibs, burnt sugar and maybe a touch of anise.
Flavor is a mirror image of the aroma. Hints of vanilla with a light bittering hop in the finish. The body is full for a porter with a creamy texture. Iím sure this is a beast on draft because the porter in my glass is quite nice.
Slipstream (2326) - USA - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An attractively packaged brew - the label looks like a book cover. There is a dark pour topped with a nice layer of tan foam. Culmination is full-flavored, and is robust without being difficult. There is plenty of mocha taste, with some fruity highlights and nice shadings of prunes and yeast. There is a bright aroma of coffee and compote, and the finish leaves a little yeasty tingle. I liked this one a lot.
DocLock (8989) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Capone;s and Whole Foods. Pours dark brownish black with tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, molasses. Tastes caramel malty, with molasses, figgy fruit, and backup hops.