danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from a 22 oz bottle from BevMo. The appearance is a medium dark brown with a big disappearing while lacing tan head. The nose has some nice oatmeal and medium roast malts. The flavors are a medium bodied medium roast malt with some darker coffee/ espresso notes. Good milk chocolate and cola flavors as well. The mouth is medium bodied with a moderate creaminess and overall clean.
SSSteve (3751) - - MAY 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. a muddy brown beer with a small, stable, creamy tan head. aroma is fudgy chocolate like a tootsie roll with a pinch of floral hop. flavor blends sweet fudge, caramel, milk chocolate together. chalky, dry finish. easy to drink with a lightish body for the style and a 5% abv. refreshing dark beer, packed with flavor and drinkable in any season. my new favorite moylan’s brew!
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dratf. Blackish beer with a big dark cream colored head. Roast and malt aroma with light chocolate. Roast and malt flavor with chocolate. Medium bodied. Roast and chocolate lingers with nice maltiness.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ The Rake, London. Pours a dark brown, with a thick beige head. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, toffee and honeycomb.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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. Pretty sweet overall, eh, seems a little flawed.
ilovedarkbeer (2233) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a black brown color with a small tan head. Notes of soured grains, milk chocolate, toffee, and spent coffee grounds. Pretty weak.
hayduke (3342) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Brewpub in Novato, this draft poured came a very dark brown with a nice foamy tan head and lots of lacing. Nose of rich chocolate and a whiff of coffee. Medium body and a smooth creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is of roasted malts with the chocolate and coffee. Long bitter finish. Good, easy drinking porter. Goes down easy.
ChainGangGuy (4360) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle - $5.55 at Ale Yeah! in Decatur, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body (straight up black if in a poorly lit area) with a finger’s worth of buff-hued head that recedes fairly quickly.
Smell: Darkly toasted bread, espresso powder, and a good portion of cocoa. Hint of activated charcoal and dark fruits as well.
Taste: Malty tastes of roasty-toned coffee and bittersweet chocolate morsels binded with unsweetened chocolate and a touch of fire-charred bread crust and powderized licorice. Low level of sweetness. A bit of tannic prune skin. Earthy undertones. Moderately bitter. Chalky, minerally quality to it. Lightly acidic. Roasty, mineral-hinted finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-light carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: Not bad. A smooth, relatively engaging robust porter.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full bodied, smooth porter. The flavor is a sweet mix of coffee, cherries, grapes, and chocolate. A bit of bready stickiness in the aftertaste.
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bomber bottle at the Rake on 15 January 2011. Attractive near black colour with a generous, and lasting, tan head. Some chocolate and touches of licorice. Mainly butterscotch though - big in the aroma and persisting onto the palate, although less dominant there. Ended up drinkable but I think there must have been something not quite right with this bottle. Not a cheap bottle at that. Disappointing. Flagged for re-rate.