Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours a black body with a tan head. Malty bitter body with chocolate and light roasted malts. Dry, milled malt, lightly chalky, with hints of fudge and chocolate. Eh.
Maverick34 (2010) - New York, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Nice consistency, coffee aroma, some chocolate. Tasted fantastic, a bit of a malty finish. Found it to be surprisingly good.
joeyplush (626) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at 1016 at the Genesee Grand Hotel in Syracuse. Aroma of light coffee. Appearance is dark ruby brown, flavor is coffee with a scotch ale, malty taste.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Twelve oz. bottle, 10.03.09. Pours dark brown, off white head. Aroma is smoky, molasses, chocolate, coffee, flavor is similar with anise and maltiness.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle - Thanks corey70! - Pours out a thin dk brown with a small tan head...aroma is roasty fruit and caramel, with some dry grain and cocoa...flavour is similar, toffee malt, fruity esters, a bit of smoke and a lightly sour twang...really liked this one...
douglas88 (5463) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle thanks to George. Pours a very dark brown color with a medium beige head. The aroma is heavy malts, light caramel and dried plums and other fruit. The flavor is very much like a Scotch Ale; loads of rich toasted malts, some coffee and chocolates, some more metallic roasted notes as well. Like a mix of a Scotch Ale and Porter. Nice! Easygoing and smooth.
mabel (5324) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2010 [2355-20090731] Tap. Chocolate malt roast sweet grains aroma. Clear, dark brown body with a medium-lasting creamy light tan head. Lots of coffee roast and burnt wood in the flavour along with a mild bitter evergreen aftertaste. Medium-full body. Quite good. (9/4/7/3/14) 3.7
(@ Middle Ages; Syracuse, NY)
[3487B-20101120] Tap. Little woody roast malt aroma. Black body with a quick foamy light tan head. Big roasty grains flavour has a long roast malt aftertaste. Full body is a little boozy and bitter. Good, drinkable. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(@ Mr. Goodbar, Buffalo, NY)
jercraigs (7294) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009-07-31. Brown black body, tan head. Pleasant light roast flavour, mocha character, coffee like bitterness in the finish, taking on some interesting undertones as it warms. Aroma is mild, dilute coffee and dark malt. (6+) Average palate. Decent. On tap at the brewery
ReggieDunlap (2894) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2009 kind of dark but looks a bit like a very dark brown ale rather than a porter. head is light tan...average retention and minimal lacing. aroma is very malty...sweet and syrupy of caramel and roasted malts but very muddled. flavor is also overly sweet and lacks balance...has an odd chalkiness and is a touch sour but not old. mouthfeel is average but the finish is mildly unpleasant. i could do without having this one again.
Ibrew2or3 (6436) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of grandet. Pours deep dark brown with garnet edges and one minute tan head. The aroma is caramel laced with a bit of earthiness along with moderately roasted malts, grapes and plums. Enjoyable flavor bringing forth roasted malts eventually leading to dry burnt malts with milder notes of earthiness, caramel and faint dark fruitiness. It really dries out with highly roasted malts and mild dusty earthiness into the finish. After a few ounces it tends to end increasingly roasty to burnt.