Chudwick (2853) - 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 (3680) - 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.
grimreaperguru (263) - santee, California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark ruby red with a tan creamy head.The aroma was of roasted malt with a hint of coffee.The flavor was of watered down malt with hints of roasted coffee.The body was thin with a bitter aftertaste.Overall it was okay.
CooperEllis (6) - - FEB 12, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is resin and pine with a bit of hay/roasted malt sour.
Dark pour, a good deal of lacing, tan, frothy.
Medium body, thin feel at the start but moves into creamy by the finish.
This is an interesting one, a blend of the two style has created a beer where there is a noticeable portion of each evident here but they’re perhaps not as well "blended" as they could be. Still, a fine effort and enjoyable to sip on.
DuffMan (9611) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Freakin Frog. Dark mahogany coloured. A roasty black IPA on the sweeter side with medium hippiness and bitterness. Good, but not awesome.
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma is metallic with chocolate and a mild roastiness. The flavor is roast grain with a malt sweetness and some chocolate, but is interrupted by a metallic, steel wool note. Body is rather thin with a powdery bittersweetness. Not sure if I got a bad bottle but the metallic notes on this one made an average beer harder to drink.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a ruddy black color with a small, tan head. The nose is roasty with notes of licorice. The flavor is a watery mix of stout and pale ale. A little bit of roasted malt, but not a whole lot else. Light to medium body and flat on the tongue with average carbonation leading to a dull finish. Rather underwhelming.
bnoel09 (582) - Elk Grove, California, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bomber into an English pint glass. Color is dark brown with just the slightest reddish tinge and a generous tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor is sweet and malty and again includes some chocolate notes. Make sure you let this one warm up just a bit - when I first cracked this open there was a very noticeable metallic flavor present, but it seemingly disappeared with just a slight temperature increase. Light/medium body with smooth/creamy mouthfeel. Overall this is a nice beer, I’m just not sure that porter is the best category for this - it seems similar to several other lighter bodied dark colored beers that show up in several other categories...
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black, thick beige head. Toffee and cocoa aroma. Medium body very malty, Smooth finish.