GT2 (7899) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Market Garden. Clear, dark cola red pour. Okay tan foam. Good lacing. Excellent hazelnut nose, quite rich and complete. Taste is richer than expected for abv, denser, hoppier, with loads of bitter chocolate. Moderate grapefruit hops to balance. Nearing Black IPA over Porter for style. Very good. Aggressive bitterness. So good that I reckon this is not a creation from the normal brewer.
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted and charred malt. Flavor of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, with a light charred finish. Decent porter, roasted and dry.
Tmoney99 (10100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a dark brown color with an average creamy light brown head that was mostly lasting and excellent lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted dark malt sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.