kramer (5770) - 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 (2116) - 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. It’s. Like drinking a cold chocolate drink laced with rum.
MadRobin (2764) - Silver Spring, Alabama, 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 (5971) - 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. I’m sure this is a beast on draft because the porter in my glass is quite nice.
Slipstream (2423) - 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 (9675) - 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.
mcox90 (1873) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with some lighter, reddish highlights with a one finger tan head which leaves the scene quickly leaving no lace. Roasted malt and cocoa bean aroma. Flavor is sweet, but not to sweet. Lots of dark chocolate and light coffee with cream. Hint of vanilla bean. Noticeable alcohol. Body isn’t as heavy as you might expect. Medium bodied with a surprising crispness. Very nice.
mike67 (1055) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, long lasting, fluffy, beige head. Aroma is of toasted malt, alcohol, dark fruit and cacao. Body is full, creamy and smooth. Taste is of toasted malt, cacao, chocolate, dark fruit, alcohol, brown sugar and earthy hops. Finish is long and dry. Good, warming brew.
bth122 (1468) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at sharp edge. Very dark brown. Aroma is very nice roasted malt with cocoa. Slightly nutty. Creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Warming alcohol. Taste is similar to aroma. Enjoyed, would get again.
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mjhall89 (36) - - APR 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly toasty porter with good chocolate flavor. Not that complex but very flavorful and smooth. Deep and dark color with very thin cafe colored head.