harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hope this beer is as highly valuable as the $8 price tag. Pours near black with a broken sheet of light mocha foam. Smells of toasted malts, coffee, some bitter cocoa, some raisin, some leather and soil and a bit of resiny hops. Flavor is dry with coffee, dark toasted malts, some more leather, some dirt, some bitterness, some bits of maduro tobacco. Fairly thin for the style with low carb and a dry finish - not sure this leaves me disappointed, but it’s certainly different for the style. Overall a beer that is drinkable, but not something I’d tell others to buy and drink over some of the better options out there (although I haven’t seen better options bottled here in Boston)
avebber (1) - - OCT 30, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
It vaz ze greatest beer in all ze vorld! A perfect American porter. Unbelievably good aroma. Taste is only slightly earthy with a fantastic chocolate finish.
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose more dank than Old Tom, earthy and bitter but some brownie chocolate to offset. Flavor is more brownie and earth front, bitterness and cake profile growing through mid. The ends coating, full, rich. Very dense for the low abv. Liked it, but not as soft or nuanced as most Maine.
rholmes39 (8) - - OCT 24, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark color and malty aromas. Immediately thought of a stout after the initial pour but mild flavor came through. Could not really pick out the hops but it may just be my inexperienced palate.
mzaar (2658) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
På fat. Svart med medelstort smutsvitt skum. En svag rökighet är det som först når näsan, därefter fylls det på med mörk choklad och soja. Rökigheten är intensivare i smaken, men kommer å andra sidan mer i eftersmaken. Innan dess är det mörk choklad, karamell, lakrits och kaffe som tar överhanden. En mycket bra porter.
TheHopster (1032) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). Pours a black-brown with persistent light tan head. Flavor is fairly roasted and mild with hop notes. Chocolate is not as abundant as stated. Overall very nice but not a standout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
taestee (52) - USA - OCT 16, 2013
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. This is like drinking chocolate milk with alcohol. Beware the massive fluffy tan head that will form no matter what you do. Aroma is of coffee as is taste. Lots of dark chocolate also. Incredibly complex. Really freaking good beer.
Quevillon (2849) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle purchased at The Craft Beer Outlet in Philly on June 20, 2013. Very dark brown, medium head. Aroma of chocolate and licorice, notes dry yeast. The taste is a bit the same, with notes of wild fruits, sour and dry licorice aftertaste. It is robust like a gorilla!
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick brown black with nice lacing. Medium chocolate caramel, malt, toast aromas. Medium bodied, milk chocolate, roasted malt and caramel flavors, but there is no sweetness or cloying texture here...complex but still sessionable.
Jow (3276) - New York, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sunday night brew for ALCS. Pours deep brown with nice head. Light nose of fresh brownies. Tastes of bitter chocolate, roasted malts, RC cola, some earth, and licorice. Medium bodied and solid.