portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to snifter. Pours dark brown with a soapy off white head that fades to a soapy film and collar. Aroma is malty metallic with not much else. Taste is is biiter malt and faint hops with a metallic aftertaste. Palate is thin medium with a bitter dry finish.
jredmond (5016) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at RnH with Linh. Pour a deep brown body with minor lacing. Aroma is fresh hops and light roast. Mouthfeel is a bit surprising - tastes almost like a black ipa with a large presence of hop in the flavor. Nicely carbonated and balanced between the rich roast and bready notes.
ryanfolty (1777) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: September 24, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Minneapolis Beer Fest. Full description not available as I sampled way too many beers in 4.5 hours!
BVery (5606) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle at Minneapolis Beer Fest. Dark pour, semi-foamy white head. Aroma and taste of mild licorice, cocoa, and somewhat metallic. Wasn’t loving this one.
jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle at dak’s 1/2/11. sorry fellas.
porter colored with a soft tan head.
it smells and tastes like peppers, roast, lactose and a handful of nickels. it is bitter on the finish and not so good.
BroSpud (1596) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. I can only assume that the bottle I got was damaged. What poured out was an overcarbonated science project gone bad. Once the foam finally died down enough to take a taste it definitely seemed off. Curiously I see other reviewers who might have had similar experiences so maybe what I tasted was what it was supposed to be and in that case it is a disaster. In any case will not be buying this again.
dlovell2 (565) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from 22 oz bottle. Poured like a homebrew. Foamed up half the glass and had to anxiously wait to settle to finish filling glass. Dark brown with amber tint. Roasted malt aroma. Very carbonated. Roasted malt flavors with chocolate notes. Unpleasant tartness.
johnnnniee (2033) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dark brown with a bubbly tan head that dissipates quickly. Smells of chocolate, brown sugar, floral hops, and a bit of spicy yeast. Taste is roasty chocolaty molasses with a hop bite that is followed by an acridic bitter finish that makes this one unpleasant. Carbonation is a touch on the high side, mouthfeel is bubbly, body is medium. Its good until the finish then it just kinda gets ugly. I couldn’t finish this one.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark bruin body with a tan head 3 fingers deep with good retention. Mild chocolate sweet aromatics with a hint of bitterness and coco. Malty sweet and salty body, light chocolate, coco and a hint of licorice.