AgentSteve (1613) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet malty nose with a touch of caramel. Nice flavor of caramel maltiness and some dark dried fruit. Medium to full on the palate.
coreyc1221 (58) - 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 Iíve ever gotten.
Fatehunter (749) - 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. Thereís 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 (10) - - 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 isnít typical of blended beers but, it retains interest. Also, a nutty aroma thatís pleasing even to girls. Happy International Beer Day!
Chudwick (1082) - Taylor Mill, 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.. Itís likes a candy made for old people that makes them nostalgic every time. I like the fact I donít have to rationalize why I like it: I just do.
edgallow (1083) - 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 (209) - 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 theyíre perhaps not as well "blended" as they could be. Still, a fine effort and enjoyable to sip on.
DuffMan (5192) - 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 (545) - 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.