verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep mahogany body with very little head. Roasted malts, chocolate, raisins, and toffee. Good beer and good value at $3.49/22oz.
UDBeernut (1413) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours plum amber, minimal head. sweetness, burnt sugar, plums, cherry. sliky body.
asedzie (584) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown. Nose is soft caramelly malts and light herbal hops. Quite malt forward with rich caramel flavors rounded out by mild notes of roasted coffee and some sweet residual sugariness which borders on cloying and simplistic and draws away from the potential complexity of this brew i.e. lacks the kind of burbon or sherry depth that characterizes the best strong beers. Finish has nicely assertive hop bitterness. A big beer that feels raw, but is an interesting take on a strong brown ale.
Beir30 (4) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
good color, great head, aroma decent after pour. almost porter tasting but better. the best mission by far
Cornfield (5344) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Despite it being a blend of three brews, this didn’t seem all that complex. Still, it was tasty, and that’s what really matters. It had a bubbly, clear mahogany body with a tan head and some uneven lacing. The aroma was rich and malty, not too sweet, with floral and citrus scents. It tasted of lightly roasted malts, some bittersweet chocolate and dark fruit, a mild bitterness, and a splash of alcohol. Nice.
zizzybalubba (1302) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s, Virginia Beach, VA. Pours the expected dark brown given the description on the bottle. Little is detected from the aroma other than some ripe banana and graham cracker. The flavor is a bit more complex featuring chocolate, roasted coffee, black licorice, toffee, graham cracker, brown sugar, and light floral hops. The warmth is greater than expected given the ABV is only 8.5%. Finishes bold with bitter chocolate and espresso lingering on the palate even though the carbonation removes some of what would be a more overwhelming bitterness. A really good beer and certainly a great price.
davidm (1919) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from trader jack’s. Aromas of caramel and cinnamon. Taste is sweet and bitter, very long length.
Oogiee (70) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel, coffee, toast, roasty, herbs, cheese, brown, black, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, chewy. umami, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, woody aftertaste
Mep3222 (288) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of roasted malt and cocoa. Taste is a bit sweeter than a brown but there is some hop balance as well. Full flavored nice brown. Alcohol is masked, does not taste imperial
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PorterPounder (5101) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Trader Joe’s - 22 oz bomber. Deep dark brown pour with a medium thick khaki colored head, decent lacing. Aroma has some light toffee, licorice and caramel accents. Flavor is leaning to the sweet side with some licorice accents, a touch of toffee, some nuttiness and a wee bit of alcohol. Mouthfeel has a nice texture to it. Not outstanding in any one area, but all around a good solid brew - especially for $3.49
sawbuck (237) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, and basement aromas also. Hints of alcohol also in the nose. Dark brown pour with a light tan head. RIch roasted sweetness heavy up front. Smokey caramel, with hints of dark fruit. Finishes with a dry bitterness and some alcohol burn. Nice showing.