Alphadelic (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s dark, lightly tart fruitiness on the nose. This is soured right? Smooth & clean but with a tang. It’s good. I like it a lot. It’s dark cherry chocolate. Yums
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Bailey’s Taproom in Portland (from notes). Dark malt, charred coffee, and some grass in the nose. Flavor is similar. Alcohol is very well
disguised. Strong and straightforward stuff. I liked this a lot more than my drinking buddy did.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a creamy tan head. Beautiful strong floral chocolate tropical fruit and citrus aroma and taste with a clean tart finish. Outstanding!
deyholla (8884) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Poured a clear brown with an off-white head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma was a combination of chocolate, smooth dark grains and a bit of cookie. Flavor was smooth dark grains and smooth dark chocolate. Really nice mouthfeel.
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color/ fleeting head. Chocolate syrup, dark roast malt, black licorice aromas. medium bodied. Earthy molasses, dark fruit, licorice, dark roast malt flavors- very good.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is a dark brown, almost cola-like, color with a thin off-white head.
S: The nose opens up with a mild roast character along with some roasted malts. Overall, it’s sort of watery and mildly boozy. Nothing really that great going on.
T: Flavor has a fair amount of licorice, ash, and roasted malts (almost burnt). There’s a moderate sweetness to it, and the molasses does come through. A decently boozy effort, too.
M: The body is light to medium with a moderate carbonation to it.
D: No real desire to try this again. Both the aroma and the flavor really fall short here
JohnnyJ (5076) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the San Diego Strong Ale Fest 2010. Dark brown pour, tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt, burnt coffee, and brown sugar. Surprisingly I am not a big fan of this.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a frothy tan head that subsides to a thin cap.
Aroma: Big roast, slight herbal hops, peat and coffee..
Taste: Burnt roast, coffee, ash with a vinous finish..
Mouthfeel: Lively bubbles, medium bodied and a little creamy..
Overall: For being big, it was wonderfully dry and complex. With all the sugar in this, I am surprised I arrived at that.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Sixteen Tons consumed during Thanksgiving dinner. Poured the color of Christmas coal with a slight tan head that was gone almost before I’d closed the growler. Smelled of roast malts, coffee, chocolate, molasses, light brown sugar and a mild touch of earthy hops. Tasted of cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, molasses, brown sugar. Medium to thick mouthfeel, slightly chewy. Delicious porter that I hope to drink more of someday.
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2010, one of my best in show beers. Best porter I had in Denver. Big roasted malt aroma with touches of coffee, chocolate, molasses. Big big mouthfeel. Flavor did not disappoint either. Layers of it. Very good