pdx77 (337) - Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Green Dragon. Deep black color with caramel head. Smells of sweet chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, caramel, and espresso. Nutty aftertaste.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a brown head. Roasty and toasted malt aroma. Coffee and malt flavor. Medium bodied. Coffee and malt linger with light caramel.
Changed (305) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Horse Brass. Pours black, little head. Distinct lacing. Aroma is licorice, toasted malt. Flavor is same,plus chocolate, and tiny amount of hops. Quite sweet. Lingers for a while. Pretty decent cask brew.
PorterPounder (4611) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Government Camp, Or - on tap at the brewpub. Dark brown leading to black pour with a thick mocha colored head. Aroma has a nice chocolate essence to it with some coffee back end notes. Flavor mimics the aroma with some licorice added in for good measure to accentuate the coffee and chocolate and sweeten it up a bit. Thick, oily mouthfeel. My pick of the sample to enjoy a pint of .
dfinney23 (1004) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dense head. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma and taste. Almost too sweet.
olio (4080) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Hawthorne Hophouse, Portland.
Pours dark black color with small head. Aroma of
chocolate, dark toasted malts and vanilla. Flavor
of dark berries, vanilla and malts. Nice.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Hawthorne Hophouse. Rated on 11.07.2012
Aroma has coffee, some roasted malt, chocolate and hints of peat. Flavour is slightly tart with some coffee and peat. Nice, but the tartness is too strong here and it disturbs.
jckp64 (347) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Taste is coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Starts pretty sweet and finishes with a hint of bitter taste. Medium body and medium carbonation. Pretty good beer.
Alphadelic (1630) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Itís a baby version of Deschutes The Abyss of which there is glass on my table. It has a bit of woody licorice. Iíve got this on cask and itís creamy and mature. It has an almost too rich flavor and a touch too sour for its modus operandi.
JoeinEscazķ (1324) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - MAR 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Horse Brass. Easy-drinking yet hearty and nutritious. Cocoa, coffee, touches of toffee. Not overly sweet. Lots of fun.