gyllenbock (3964) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at SF Beer Week Opening Gala 2014.
Dark reddish/brown with a medium head. Aroma of light roasted malt, coffee and some fruit. Nothing special with this one.
GIJOE (444) - Monterey, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a foamy white head. Nose is very aromatic; heavy dark grain notes, caramel, cola. Taste is right on the line between sweet malt and hoppy bitterness. Medium body; lively carbonation. Quite good brew!
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oRos (976) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at California brewers festival. Pours black with brownish head. Taste is roasted malt and pine hops
skoisirius (1442) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drink it often when in the sticks of NorCal. One of their more full flavored beers.
coreyc1221 (252) - Truckee, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really carmel and coffee aroma with a tan, almost brown head. Dark dark brown color. The taste is nuttty vanilla with creamy smooth after taste. This is quite delish-kiestro. I think it would go best with a chocolate based dessert. The best black eye I’ve ever gotten.
Fatehunter (1067) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured two fingers of head on a black body. Looks nice.
The aroma is chocolate, roasted malt and a little coffee. Pretty good except for a slight metallic note.
The taste is watered down roasted malt with metallic undertones. There’s a mild bitterness at the end.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
An easy drinker. The metallic notes took some points away, but not good overall.
fr0ztbyte (12) - - AUG 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very smooth Black & Tan type beer. Very easy to drink with a great roasted after taste. The flavor isn’t typical of blended beers but, it retains interest. Also, a nutty aroma that’s pleasing even to girls. Happy International Beer Day!
Chudwick (1717) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle - pours black with nice tan foam and good lacing. Very odorous! Nose is caramel and brown sugar. Flavor is roasted coffee, candy sugar and old-timer candy. taste is sweet with an underlying bitterness. For a porter, I expected a more roasty flavor and bitter-er taste. I love this! Easy to drink, lots of flavor, balanced.. It’s likes a candy made for old people that makes them nostalgic every time. I like the fact I don’t have to rationalize why I like it: I just do.
edgallow (1634) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and a bi t of coffee. Taste is cocoa, coffee and the roasted malt.
kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown / deep red with light body, good amount of carbonation. Smelled of caramel, malt and a hint of hops. Taste also presents with more caramel flavors, and a bit of dark fruit. Fninshed with nice taste retention and a nice full mouth feeling.