bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a cocoa colored head. Roasty/chocolate aroma. Roasty chocolate flavor with some lactic notes. Good balance. Medium-full bodied. Lingering roast.
Cletus (6251) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 6, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of dirty_martini. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Smells of chocolate, coffee, some caramel and molasses. Tastes of chocolate but lacking in malt character. Some sugary sweetness is there, but thereís no underlying bitterness to balance it. Tastes more like a sweet stout. Decent, but not one Iíd seek out again.
Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. It pours a perfect porter darkness with thin tan head. It has a mild malt sweetness mixed with mild black patent burnt malts. The taste is rich roastiness swirling around with burnt malt notes. Itís a full flavored porter just like the stout. Plenty of flavor interest.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A black beer with a huge beige head. The aroma is of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and coffee. The taste is light sweet chocolate and light coffee. Medium body with a dry finish.
HogTownHarry (5915) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy, mds and tupalev, my bottle. Poured opaque black with a huge fluffy light brown head. Dry roasty and lactic aroma, chocolate malt, mild green hops. Taste of bitter chocolate roast malt, hoppy, dry, not as sweet as the aroma, medium-long bitter finish. Average porter body, light carbonation and astringency, bitter linger - above average porter.
blutt59 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, black color with some good tan foam, aroma is mostly coffee, flavor has a lot of smoke to it, roasty, burnt flavors, finish is weak
after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22. Thanks, Foolish_Mortal! Pours a deep, nearly opaque black with a thinnish, sudsy tan head. Odd nose of dark fruit, some chocolate and licorice. A bit schizophrenic. Medium-bodied attack, somewhat raw carb. Very forward plummy licorice flavors, not very pleasant. Mid-palate goes a bit watery and the finish is rather acetic grain husk. This seems so far off what the other notes say that I have to wonder whether itís a bad batch.
marcus (5639) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado. Pours dark brown with a rich tan head and a chocolate and coffee aroma. There is a nice chocolate malt flavor, not quite as rich as it looks, but still quite tasty. Nice brew.
blankboy (5631) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, mds & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a large lasting light-brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate along with some yeast and hops. Dry flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, yeast and hops -- also a little lactic and with a pleasant bitter finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Almost Stout-like. I quite liked this.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle from SDAlkoholic and served in a Expedition snifter:
Deep brown and nearly opaque with a nice sized but fading frothy tan head and some lace. The aroma has notes of heavy malting (burnt, chocolate, and caramel), vienna roast coffee, beer nuts (yes beer nuts), some spicy and piney hops and finally a bit of alcohol vapors. The taste starts with a nice mocha and acidic fruit kick before being enveloped by heavy coffee and smoke characteristics. The feel is velvet and smooth with an interesting woody dry finish. I found this a solid brew and worth drinking again.