eaglefan538 (2801) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black in color, tan colored head, some lacing all the way down. Rich chocolate aroma, some coffee underneath. The flavor was rich and followed in every aspect, perhaps some dark fruits in there too, a balancing bitterness behind it all. Mouthfeel full, just short of sticky. Pretty sharp porter, nicely done.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Chuck! Poured black with a creamy dark tan head. The aroma picked up toasted chocolate and black malts with fresh citrus and herbal hops.. excellent balance. The flavor found a bit more of the hop influence, in a good way.. fresh toasted coffee and piney hops over roasted cocoa and black malt.. finished roasty with great balance. Medium-bodied with good carbonation.. great feel, flow, and balance.. awesome stuff!
MIBRomeo (2444) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour huge frothy brown head. Aroma of well roasted almost smoked malt light chocolate. Full well coated palate. Flavor is well roasted black malt lightcocoa with a bitter light finish. Very clean very good.
deekyn (850) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- pours a thick opaque cola brown with a large tan head and great lacing. S- soggy coffee grounds, chocolate, cola, roasted malts, graham crackers and vegetables. M- medium body and a mild oily and creamy palate. Carbonation is medium. T- roasted malts are strong up front. Bittersweet chocolate, mineral water, faint Hershey's chocolate syrup, vegetables and some hops (grass, pine resin and tart citrus) in the middle. Ending is long with more chocolate, coffee, earth, cocoa. Some alcohol presence on the end as well.
JBPortland (183) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2013 MBC bottle out of fridge into English pint glass. Pours deep dark brown, almost black in glass. Huge head that lasts for days, typical of MBC. Nose is chocolate, cheesecake, coffee, hop notes here and there. Mouthfeel is delociously creamy and smooth with a great balance. Taste is chocolate, cocoa, roasty, malty, almonds, Hershey syrup, sweet, dark roast coffee. The taste really opens up as the beer slowly warms, as well as the coffee aroma. Finish is sweet but not overly sticky, coats your palate with a layer of creamy coffee goodness. Another winner from Maine Beer Company. Though not everything can be a 5, they’re pretty much incapable of making a bad (or even mediocre) beer. Give this one a shot for sure. Nice desert beer.
Imperial_Scout (282) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with light head. Nose is pretty faint, some malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste is of the same but signifacnty fainter. Very drinkable but not a whole lot going on.
rxeight (784) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
More of a stout. Faint coffee, malty but sweet no bitter porter malt. Solid but nothing stands out.
snoworsummer (1003) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours rich deep brown with a frothy tan head. Smells like cocoa powder, molasses, malt. Tastes like bitter chocolate and coffee. Hints of sweetness. Medium body and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (2520) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with thick, creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, vanilla, plums, floral notes, and faint coffee. Flavor is dry, roast malts forward with supporting espresso, chocolate and earthy hop bitterness, dried dark fruit, and faint woody notes; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from sloth- thanks a ton, Bert! Bottled 12/30/12. Pours a deep, opaque coffee brown with a massive, frothy tan head. Rocky, cratering- leaves heavy lace. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, earthy hops, leather, and peanuts. Flavor of dark chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits, fudge, nuts, oats, and wheat. Light-medium bodied, with a roasty, bitter, smooth mouthfeel and low carbonation. A little disappointing after the way they’ve dominated every other style. Solid porter, but doesn’t quite live up to its reputation.