flylikeabanana (173) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a dark opaque brown with a medium tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, espresso, brown sugar, and oak. Taste is smoky, chocolate, and classic porter with a bit of tart grape on the finish. The grape juice is not as present as I had expected, but the overall product is very palatable.
DenverLogan (626) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Rackhouse in Sept. 2013. Pours a black with big brown head. Aroma of peppers and bitter chocolate. Medium carbonation and significant mouthefeel. Flavors of roasted malts, melba toast, roasted peppers, malt balls, papaya juice. Overall big and bold, tasty yet different.
scooterbub (742) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours a dark black with a very slight, red hue and a three inch tan head that slowly collapses. Taste is of roasted malt, smoke, fruit, grass, herb, vanilla, caramel, wood and dandelions. Similar aroma. Has a full body that coats the mouth. The finish is fruity, a bit dry and a touch bitter. Bridges the gap between beer and wine rather well. Nice!
Experiment_Ale (375) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750 in the mountains in Breckenridge. Pours dark brown with red tiny. Huge fluffy head he goes down to a lumpy medium layer. Nose is Carmel, Carmel, red wine, fruity yeast funk. Taste is Carnap syrup, hint of tartness, red win barrel, oak, harsh malt, funky bite. This is either a pretty bad beer or is slightly infected; I am leaning towards the later given the almost gushing pour and tart des.
Strykzone (4194) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at esbls. A dark pour but a funky one for a porter. Lots of fruit in the nose and it is not like a porter at all. Red grape jotes with tannins. Citrus hops in the back end. No alcohol tasted. Really interesting. A bit of roast.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle) clear for a porter, medium brown, lasting film of light tan head. Nose of red wine, porter, funky, complex, caramel, smells super unique. Taste isnít as good as the nose, red grapes, sweet almost port like, nutty, mossy cellar floor In the finish.
devman171 (500) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours reddish dark brown. Aroma is roast and grape, taste is similar with a sweeter than i would like grape finish. different
b3shine (3488) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to oversized snifter (shared by dudeabide). Looks good; a cloudy dark brown with foamy beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; malty and nutty with notes of oak and must. Tastes like it smells, only better, with more of a grape presence. Good on the palate. Good beer.
jandd1983 (1887) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a hazy brown color with a light tan head. The aroma was of light grapes and dusty malts. The taste was of esters and chocolate malt with hints of red wine. Good stuff.
GranvilleTim (1403) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Dakine! Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and oak. Taste is sweetness from grapes, roasted malt, oak. dry. Very tasty. Nice lacing. I like the added flavor the grapes add to the porter. Sweetness of the grapes play well with roasted malt.
arondee (500) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a chocolate brown color with an off-white head. Aroma is sour grapes and chocolate malts. The taste is sour right up front followed by coffee/chocolate and ends sour. Very interesting and different. I like it!