madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
7th February 2015
7.0% version, clearly intended for the US market. Thanks so much Meantime for allowing us a look in on the action, you are too kind! Clear deep amber - brown beer, tidy cream - tan colour head. Palate is smooth and a little crisp. Dry malts, trace of dark chocolate and very mild coffee. Light lactose. Little paper. Mild fruits before a light dry finish. Very bland, not even getting any peat. Poor show all round from Meantime.
Travlr (16417) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Coleman’s pub in Charleston, South Carolina, holy cow, great surprise. Dark maroon color, small beige head. Nice roasty aroma with coffee grounds and bitter cicia. Taste is plums and figs dipped in espresso. Nice.
brokensail (13616) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly black in color with an off-white head. Notes of dark fruit, coffee, roasted malt, licorice, and molasses. A moderate sweetness, some light smoke, and a bit of chocolate. The flavor is a little bland, but still good. Chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, and coffee are the main flavors. More subtle molasses and licorice notes. Very faint smoke in the background.
bhensonb (12585) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very dark brown with a creamy/foamy 3 finger tan head. Aromas of treacle and coffee. Med body. Thins as carb leaves. There’s a dark fruit and treacle aspect, and a moderate smoke/peat over coffee. It’s finishing towards dry. But the treacle still persissts.
jtclockwork (11041) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of earthy peat smoke, cocoa, dark bread (danish rye?), clove, tobacco, toasted nuts, old coffee and wood. Complex. Medium body.
crossovert (9545) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dakr brown pour. It doesn’t surprisingly hit you over the head with any type of peat, it is there but subtle, I kind of like that, has some dark fruits and obvious chocolatey bread overtones, not bad.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 25/12/13. A black beer with a whitish head and lace. Islay smokiness in the nose but it’s quite thin. Good smoke and burnt roasty malts in the mouth. Doesn’t drink its strength. The Islay works nicely for me. Wouldn’t have thought this was in the barrel for two years.
DrSilverworm (8696) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at Jungle Jim’s Barrel-Aged Beer Bash 2015. From a bottle. Mostly clear brown slight red color. Thin ring of off-white head. Few bits of lace. Dark fruit, some chocolate in the nose. A lot of earthiness in the flavor, as well as a bit of an interesting scotch character. Some good cocoa nib. Moderate-plus bitter taste, light to moderate sweet, light dry finish. Medium to bigger body. Kind of crisp, lighter carbonation, mild chewiness. A very solid english barrel-aged porter. Good complexity. I prefer the American way of doing it though, as I usually do...
deyholla (8347) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bangers & Lace. Pours black with a yellowish brown head that dissipates to to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has notes of dark grains with a bit of roast and oak with a hint of backing peat. Flavor is creamy up front with roasted malts that are joined by a nice light peat note in the finish.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Naval College Porter. On tap. Pours with a clear brown hued body with a small tan head. Aromas are of massive tobacco, brown malt, earthy, roasty, brown sugar, chocolate, nuts, and light esters. Flavors are roasty, sweet, woody, smokey, earthy, nutty, leather, tobacco and damp leaves. Medium carbonation, nutty, roasty and dry. Feels slightly disjointed.