5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Nearly black, moderate beige head, foamy, nice lacing.   Straight up roasted malt nose,
slight lactose.   Smidgen of campfire.   A little charred wood and smokiness on the tongue, otherwise roasty.
Body isnt that big, seems a little thin even.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, but almost on the thin
side.   Lactose and roasted malts linger.   Wished this one was a little sweeter.   Lacks depth.
Needs more maltiness and sweetness to be anything real good.
alexsdad06 (5782) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99(?). Pours an auburn brown with a smaller off white head. The aroma was straight forward roasted malts with some dark fruits. The flavor was nice, but overly complex. Roasted malts with hints of coffee and mild bitterness. This was not overly robust, but fairly drinkable.
Davros (1999) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a large fading head.
Nose shows roasted malt, dark chocolate and big nutty notes. Also a faint savoury character. Pretty restrained.
Flavours are more on the hoppy side, with prominent piny notes accompanying bold roasted malt and coffee. Pretty flavoursome.
Could use a bit more carbonation.
Tmoney99 (10954) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted and produced fair lacing. Moderate roasted coffee dark chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted coffee chocolate flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This brew exceeded my expectations.
gam (3312) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown pour opaque does have red brown tinge at bottom and when pouring biege head medium size aromas expresso wiffs sweet rich chocolate dry cocoa some vanilla strains rapid rising carbonation flavours dry cocoa cigarette man thats dry rich chocolate sending out a fairly strong bitter ibu is up there coffee strong raisin smooth vanilla finish dry rich porter strong tasting maltiness smooth hop touches lasting bitter classy porter
gringo332 (545) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a bruin body with an off white head. Malty body with chocolate notes, light espresso, butterscotch sweetness, coffee and caramel. Light roasted malt tones, pretty bitter with a hint of butter.
rougeau13 (2019) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really dark brown with a big, foamy beige head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, butterscotch and coffee. Taste is a little on the sweet side and the bitterness is mild. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
BBB63 (6119) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2011
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber bottle and served in Bells snifter: Pours a muddy brown with a initial big but quickly fading tan fizzy head, spotty lace. The aroma has notes of walnut, coffee, roast and chocolate along with herbal hop and some prune esters with a sad Diacetyl tones bouncing aboot. The taste roasty and grainy with a moderate fruity twang leading to a coffee and light hop bitterness, some butterscotch notes as well. One dimensional and frankly a bit boring. Adding to the underwhelming character is the overly carbonated and thin bodied nature leading to an aspirin like finish. WOW, major disappointment with this beer. The sessionable character does not make it all that enjoyable.
AWISLguy (1374) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Brews. Pours dark brown with ruby highlights. Off brown quite foamy head, with more consistent carbonation than I would expect from a porter. Aroma is chocolate with cocoa powder, slightly vinious. Taste is chocolate, cocoa powder, some coffee, licorice and a bit nutty. Bittersweet, thin-to-medium thickness that ends quickly. Seems a bit one-dimensional without the roast malt depth. Very nice flavor, just carbonated and thin.
Elwood (3332) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours almost black with a tall, tan head of foam. The nose on the roasty side with a slight nutty underpinning and a bit of coffee. The flavor is many roasted malt with a slight fruitiness. This one comes across as a bit one dimensional. Light to medium body with a bit too much carbonation leading to a medium, roasted finish. This one has a bit too much carbonation for my taste, but it’s not bad overall.