Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium-dark brown. Nice chocolate nose with light nuts. Smooth, chocolate taste. Full body. Nice bit of toast dries out the finish a bit.
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nearly opaque black-brown. Slight diacetyl in aroma and also slight huskiness. Some chocolate. Low carbonation. Rich roasted chocolate malt lingers on the tongue. Coffee flavors predominate but the huskiness detracts.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent porter, but another boring beer from mooon river. Not watery, which was nice, but not creamy and full bodied either. Lightly dry taste and finish. Light coffee and nut taste. Could have used something else in the taste.
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a sampler on 10/25/08. Dark in appearance. Cocoa and coffee aroma. Taste was of roast malt and cocoa with a touch of bitterness. One of their better offerings.
nearbeer (3629) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2008 Draft at brewpub. Opaque chocolate with a quarter inch, lasting creamy head that leaves a nice frosting on the glass. Aromas of cocoa and coffee. Flavors are similar with some caramel, and roasted walnut on the finish. Near-medium body is tingly and dry.
unclemattie (4134) - Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 Southern Brewers Fest . Tap. Pours dark brown/black. Rusty head. Aroma of dark roasted grains, coffee, some chocolate. flavor of coffee roast. Deeply charred malts. Dark chocolate. Bitter coffee bean finish. Yum.
beerbill (3333) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Moon River Brewing. Arrived at the table black with no head at all. Pleasant aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate and a bit of coffee. Smooth with mild bitterness at the finish. A solid porter.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Creamy tan head that leaves nice lacing, atop cola brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, roast, some cocoa, light milk chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, some cocoa, roast, faint earthy. Light-medium body, light syrup.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ratings by Veeve, Back by Popular Demand, on Vacay in the lovely Savannah, Georgia. This beer is found on tap at the MoonRiver restaurant and brewing site on Bay Street in Savannah, GA. This beer was my 2nd favorite personally but obviously objectively the best beer among the 7 beers of the sampler they were offering yesterday 5/22/08 and likely among all their beers as it is strikingly impressive. The description of this beer on the menu said: "Close your eyes, take a sip and think chocolate. Case in point - not all dark beers have to be sharp and bitter. Don’t be afraid of the dark." Well I AM CERTAINLY NOT AFRAID OF THE DARK. This beer is fantastic. Though it is bitter (despite the menu’s description), especially towards the finish, and in the aftertaste, it blends in perfectly with the overall balance of all the flavors and is not overwhelming. It has good lacing, two parallel lines broken up in light weak paisleys. good darker brown ring around the rim. dark brown sugar/coke hue. milk chocolate, coffee, bitterness. delicious.
jaymobrown (1649) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark black, light tan head. Not much of a nose. Crunchy. Quite a crunchy texture. Toffee, coffee, some chocolate. Some bitterness. Very dirty tasting.