Panzuriel (1182) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Good Bottle in Charlotte, Pours rich dark brown with a nice head of light brown bubbles. nose is deep dark chocolate with just a hint of coconut. Taste is deep roasted nut and with just a hint of coconut. Chocolate is also a strong influence. Body is full and silky. Finish is nice mellow restrained bitterness.
chinchill (577) - South Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 Served on tap at the brewery which listed: 6.3%ABV 43 IBU 32 SRM
Pour is nearly black; opaque with a durable tan head that leaves the glass rather thoroughly coated with sticky lacing. Deep, dark mahogany highlights at the edge reveal a clear beer.
Aroma: excellent but rather simple, featuring lots of dark roasted malts and a bit of sweet coconut.
T: Loads of very dark roasted malts with a trace of smoke. IBU seems much higher than the 43 reported. Marred by on overly bitter taste and too much burnt flavor from the malt. Very rich but not very complex.
M: near full body with soft, low carbonation.
O: Surprisingly bitter, charred, and rich version of the style. Suspect the brewer over-compensated for any sweetness coming from the coconut. An extreme robust porter, yet they have made an Imperial variant Ö
bubbleflubber (1423) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hickory Hops 2013 - Pours mahogany-black with a wispy eggshell head. Dry-roasted cocoa nose. Flavors of dry-roasted malts, unsweetened cocoa and baking chocolates. Peat finish, semi-dry and full-bodied. Decent pour.
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Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewvival Trip Beer 125. Draft at the brewery. Pours a dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coconut, earthy hops. The taste is roasted malts, coconut, chocolate. Medium bodied.
DedicatedToFun (653) - Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong but I wasnít a fan, too dark and coffee and intense for my liking. But great effort.
ben4321 (2982) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at Revolution, 12/9/12
Aroma: The nose is fairly roasty, with some chocolate and coffee malts as well
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a light brown head and fairly heavy lace
Flavor: Tastes roasty and chocolatey, but not very sweet at all, with a dry-roasted coffee bitterness
Palate: The body is medium-plus, with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel, and a dry, roasty finish
This is some very solid stuff. They made a nice roasted coffee and chocolate Porter. It has a nice dryness too it, and never gets too sweet. The smooth feel also adds to the drinkability. I was impressed with both of the beers I tried from NoDa, and I anticipate good things from them in the future.
maxwelldeux (2217) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours an almost black color with a moderate off-white head. Nose and taste both have some roasted and coffee notes to it. There is a tiny bit of chocolate underneath, but itís subtle.
OldGrowth (2104) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Tylers Apex. Good aroma, sweet. Roasty, nutty. Cocoa, peanut, coconutis minor. Dark orangy brown color. Good head and lace. Sweet bitter flavor. Medium body oily creamy mouthfeel, Bittersweet finish. Good brew. Opened up nicely as warmed. Rich cocoa in flavor.
TURDFERGUSON (3565) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at beer study. Medium dark brown pour with a finger of tan head. Nose is roasty, light minerals, maybe a hint of coco.
Nice flave--roasty, cocoa, light coffee, not too sweet, thankfully. Good first beer from Noda.
GT2 (5657) - Riverslime, California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Beer Study. Pours clear brown. Wispy lace. Toasted waffle nose. Taste is toasted bread, waffle. Lighter, roasty, little coconut.
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XmnwildX12 (1472) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at the 2012 Great American Beer Fest in Denver, Colorado. Has nice coffee scents, small amount of chocolate and nice roast.