deekyn (1371) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - pours dark brown with some low tan head, lacing.
S - aromas toasted malts, dark chocolate, toffee, caramel.
M - light slightly syrupy body. High lovely carb. Slightly dry middle.. Lingering malty ending.
T - toasted malts, light alcohol on the nose, chocolate and caramel malts on the palate. Lingering sweet vinous malty ending.
O - good stout-like, coffee toffee. 6+
Phro68 (5) - Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great coffee aroma to this beer and a smooth finish. I dont think i agree with the bartenders description of a "Guinness like" beer, but very good. I would definitely have another.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a deep, hazed, chestnut hued brown body. Near black. A small off-white head that is somewhat slow to fade. Aromas are nutty, sawdust, cola, brown sugar, hazelnut, really dry, brown malt (seems). Dry, roasty, leathery, tobacco. Flavors are roasty, leathery, nutty, chocolate, fudge. A bit of coffee. A bit of an odd, lactic twang. That said it is tasty. Really malty, brown sugar (yet dry). Brown malt? Overall its pretty tasty. Lighter carbonation. Dry for what it is, lighter bodied. Good and nutty, roasty with lasting duration of flavors.
MikeyMalts (64) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured into tulip glass. Appearance: Dark black/brown in color. Minimal tan head. Good lacing. Aroma: Roasted malt, toasted nuts, caramel, coffee, espresso, vanilla, chocolate. Taste: Sweet mellow malts. Roasted hazelnuts, cocoa, coffee, light licorice. Palate: Med bodied, smooth but kind of light, good carbonation, leaves a clean taste, not too bitter. Overall: It’s pretty delicious. Would buy it again and will suggest it. Good flavors and easy drinking.
thetmaxx (810) - West Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Don’t know what everyone else didn’t like about this, but the aroma was nice roasted malt. Also a nice flavor, roast and coffee.. Palate was medium body, would like thicker, and finished dry.
hayduke (3778) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark brown color with a robust tan had and excellent lacing. Nose of chocolate, coffee, and nuts. MEdium in body with a smooth creamy mouthfeel. Flavor of roasted malts with some hops, mostly pine. Bitter finish. Good for the style.
Barreras (1295) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep dark brown with aroma of roasted nuts. Taste is slight chocolate with dark malts. Overall a smooth porter with a slight bite in the aftertaste.
stouby (4109) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Mammoth Mountains Inn.
Clear rredbrown with a light brown head, nice lacings. Aroma moderate malty, caramel, roasted, coffee, light hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet, light bitter. Medium body.
jcwattsrugger (11587) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @775 Gastropub Reno-pours a tan head and dark brown color. Aroma is roasty, molasses, spice. Taste follows. Finish is drying.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Dark reddish brown appearance decent head formation. Plenty of dry roasted nuttiness and chocolate in the aroma as well as a light fruitiness. Pretty light but smooth on the palate, chocolate coffee cream flavors, hazelnut and a mild citrussy bitterness in the finish. Tastey and not too heavy.