crossovert (5712) - Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
As smorter. It is a rather dry and nondescript version of an american porter.
RespertFTW (355) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at renos. Ugly brown. Smells like chocolate. Tastes kind of like dirty chocolate. Thin.
Mittenator (886) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Reno's east. Hazy brown with a tan head. Smells sour with chocolate. Tastes a bit like nesquick with some burnt background. Smooth.
Experiment_Ale (380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at new Belgium. Pours black with big creamy head. Aroma is marshmallow chocolate toasty malt. Taste is a little off thin. Toasty malt with fake additive notes.
Steve_0 (1940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is black with a frothy brown head and great lacing. Malty, roasty, cocoa, light vanilla, graham crackers, marshmallows, and woody aroma. Taste is cocoa, light coffee, wood, vanilla, earthy hops, grass, and roast. Creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Decent.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Taps 25, Lansing. Deep opaque brown body, thin dissipating tan head. Nose of oily coffee beans and graham crackers. Chocolate body, maybe chocolate liqueur, also some vanilla and ashy roast. Muddy and somewhat thin. OK.
DiarmaidBHK (3064) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at taproom. Pours black with a thick khaki head. This one takes a couple of minutes to settle. Lots of roasted malt on the nose. Kind of sweet of the tongue. It’s flavorful but I agree with those who say its a little thin. Finishes clean and hides its alcohol very well. Enjoyably Drinkable but not at the top of the style.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Congregation Long Beach. Black pour with a dense tan head. Nose is sweet graham cracker and a touch of vanilla. Roast, cocoa, ad dark fruits. Taste has a hint of butter before giving way to vanilla and graham cracker. Roast, chocolate, cocoa, and a touch of coffee.
phaleslu (5210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a gorgeous deep brown with a cascading two-tone head of khaki and darker tan that settles into the lighter beige-khaki medium. Notes of marshmallow, toasted malts, rich chocolate (milk and dark), and brown sugar that’s close enough to graham cracker for credit. Medium-bodied, with mellow carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel that finishes a little dry and chalky. Man, this was way better than expected. Tasty and unique.
gmellison (252) - Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On nitro at new belgium. Looks gorgeous, deep brown with a thick tan head. Taste is smooth and sweet, nicely malty. Sounds a littly gimmicky, but performs nicely