cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewpub, pours a dark brown with a thin brown head, the aroma has some slight roast and a little bit of chocolate, the flavor has a nice chocolate front end with a roasty finish, kind of a strange finish though that is slightly sour too, interesting.
Headbanger (3765) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10 Pointer Sampler 6/25/14 (Moosejaw)-Pours a dark brown almost black with no head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, malt, and hops. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and has a lot going for it.
doubelknv3 (1081) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black, tan head, nice lacing. Oak, licorice, roast and caramel. Medium bodied, smoke, burnt roasts. Decent balance and mild alcohol.
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Skyview (5464) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve been chasing this one down for five years, and was lucky to have stopped at the brewpub while it was on draught. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a creamy dark beige head that has some excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted dark malt, some coffee essence, and some west coast citrusy hops. Taste is medium bodied, some extra carbonation with flavors of chocolate malt, coffee, grapefruit and a hint of lime zest. Finish is semi-dry with aftertastes of mild spicy/grassy hops, a hint of coffee and tasted black malt. An americanized porter with a character resembling a light Black IPA.
BVery (9284) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Very dark black pour with just a hint of brown highlights. Lathery white head. Aroma of roasted oats. Roast, chocolate, and a touch of hop on taste. Good brew.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap on Jan 19, 2007. Dark color. Smell of malt, roasted coffee, and hints of chocolate. Taste of Sour apples??? Almost like a apple vinegar taste. Can also taste malt, hops, coffee and some coco. I wonder if there was something wrong with this beer?
JPDIPSO (5450) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark near opaque brown color with a smaller bone colored head. Roasted and crystal malt aromas. Touch of mocha in the nose as well. Smooth and relaxing brew. Just enough sweet malt to balance the black malt bitterness. A touch more hops would have been welcome, but picking at nits a bit.
JMerritt (1931) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark (could have been black, but lighting wasn't very good when I was sampling). Bittersweet chocolate aroma. Chicory flavor, bordering on organic, with some sawdust notes. Pretty good stuff, this.
argo0 (12927) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown body with big brown head. Aroma is roasted, malty and light coffee. Taste is roasty with light coffee overtones -- excellent, though my description does it injustice. Full bodied and fairly creamy.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2005 Very dark. Dense, creamy head. Sweet malt may be cloying after more than one. Nice roastiness, just enough hop bitterness to make this an easy-drinking, above average porter. Served too cold (in a frosted glass!).