Palme (2915) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5l bottle from Good Beers NYC. There is no reference to this being a #2,but itís bottled 11.06.2013 so itís as fresh as a mildly put fresh.. Pours a lovely looking deep dark brown body with a big really lacing and lasting light brown top. Smells amazing, lots of fresh green hops, a good amount of coffee, roasted malts and just plain old delicious. There is even a little bit of salty peanuts and ice cream in this. Could nose this for hours. Taking a sip i get a really spot on comfortable carbonation level with a smooth oily mouthfeel. Deliciously blended flavors with a good amount of coffee and bitter almost stingy fresh piney hops. Really balanced (as all the beers Iíve had from Maine has been) and it has a dry chocolate paper thing that Iím really enjoying right now. Roasted almost a little bit burned ashy finish, a little bit of minerals and soft dry mouthing in the aftertaste. Really tasty! 20.06.2013
ReggieDunlap (2895) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown with a thick mocha head...nice lacing. Aroma has some citrusy hops, touch of pine, roastiness. Flavor has some dark cocoa, burnt bitterness, pine, citrusy hops, a touch of coffee. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a dry burnt espresso bitter finish lingering to piney.
solidfunk (2791) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very decent beer. Pours pitch black with great head and lacing. Some piney hops, bitter dark chocolate and lighter roast flavours. Medium bitter finish. Average carbonation, and a cool palate for a lighter stout. Tap at brewery.
PhillyCraft (2762) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with Frank and Barry. Pours dark brown with light to medium head, good lacing. Aromas are tropical hops, roasty dark malt, light chocolate, pine. Taste is peanuts, citrus hops, char, minerals. Nice beer but more "another one" would have been a better idea. Roasty malts are just played, make it a hoppy porter or just stick to dank pales and single ipas.
Iphonephan (2604) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 50 cl bottle shared at home courtesy of Kermis. Pours black with a tan head. Grassy hop nose. Roasted flavors. Bitter finish.
JStax (2567) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to lukaduke. Pours a darker brown to black with a khaki head. Aroma is pine, caramel, licorice, and dough. Tastes the same. Good stuff.
AirForceHops (2561) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9 oz. bottle with a bottled on date of 02- 04- 2014. Paid $5.99 at Carlís Meat Market, Kittery. Thick tan head that receded slowly over the pitch black brew. Nose is roasted malt, pine and floral hops. The flavor is not overly bitter and balanced nice with, roasty, and chocolate maltís and a touch of ash. Hints of ground coffee, and floral and pine hops in the finish. Medium bodied with a real drying mouthfeel. Really nicely crafted.
bytemesis (2422) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 02042104 - thanks JBPortland! Pours dark black with a creamy medium tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, pine, roasted malts. Flavor is citrus and pine forward with distinct roasty toffee notes coming in the middle. Light sweet, medium bitter, nice balance of roasty and hoppy. Medium body, silky mouthfeel, presumably from the oats. Quite a tasty beer!
JulienHuxley (2417) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very pretty opaque black with a lasting lacy thick brown foam. Aroma is quite chocolaty, light roasty notes, characteristic Maine Beer Co hopping, grapefruit. Taste is an intense shot of bitter dark chocolate and hops, but both flavors are rather well equaled and present something more like a generously hopped stout than a darkened IPA. Palate is creamy and satisfying. Good.
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Large tan head, rocky, lasting, gobyalers of lace. Black, opaque. Nose of pine and roast, hint of resin, green. Body is med/full, chewy, dry and grainy. Decent blend of hops and dark malts, maybe a hint of patent, roasty with a slithering hop juicyness to it, piney, citrusy.Dry, roasty finish with a tame bite. I,ll take Another One over Weez, though still nice.