jtclockwork (6922) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to dionysus. Pours black tan head. Nose of peaches and cream, chocolate malts, lightly tart fruit and barrel. Taste is same, lightly tart sour porter with peaches. Interesting and tasty.
noturdadsbeer (25) - centennial, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle opened and poured at Euclid Hall (denver) into a tulip.
A: Thick billowy off white/tan head. Head receded after a few minutes but stayed fluffly like a cloud (think belgium golden here) right on top of beer. The beer itís self is a very dark brown - chocolate - to borderline black. Very thick, almost no light getís through
S: At first sip the beer comes across with a hint of metallicness to it. But with most porters Iíve found this to be the case. There are notes of sweet peaches, like the peach candy worms, but follow through to coffee tones and bitter chocolate. Not a lot of peach action going on, very surprising here, instead much roasted malt backbone.
T: First sip reveals the roasted malt backbone first picked up on the nose. Bitter chocolate follows through. There is zero peach going on. If anything there is a touch of sour, just minor on the finish. Once again: NO PEACH. The finish is pretty weak to be honest, probably because of the touch of sour. The flavors do not linger and falls flat making the need/want for a second sip undesirable. Almost zero booziness on the finish which was nice since its 9.5% abv.
M: This beer is medium bodied yet still decently thick; surprising for a porter. Granted it is an Imperial Porter I didnít expect the thickness of the malts as much as they were.
D: Overall itís a great attempt at a beer. This is an Imperial Porter and if you were to blind taste this beer it would come across as such, to a degree. The peaches being almost non apparent for a beer being made using peaches in the fermintation as well as in the barrel aging is very disappointing. This is an average beer overall, too thick for even an imperial porter, and false advertising with the use of peaches if you ask me. Great attempt - pour follow through.
vyvvy (3553) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, this certainly had a lot going on and doesnít neatly fit into a specific category. Pours dark brown with a creamy and rocky tan head. The aroma has roasty malt, smooth peaches, light funk, little veggie (somehow works for it), and minor cocoa. The peach aspect is in just the right proportion. Medium clean crisp body with a decent amount of lightly sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with light sourness, smooth írealí peach taste, non-bitter roasted malt, graininess and some chalk. The finish has a bit of aspirin taste, weird sourness, wild yeast and a nice roast thatís not bitter. I didnít detect the barrel aging while tasting it. The peach flavor seemed to be more prevalent when the beer was cooler. As it warmed there was more funk, yeast presence and maltiness. The alcohol was completely hidden - no was this tastes like 9.5%. Well made interesting beer.
drfabulous (3568) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 from Broadway. Slight funk/tart in the nose. Creamy tan head at least two fingers. Taste is a creamy stout/porter with subtle peach flavor. A fairly creamy beer.
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured into a duvel tulip glass a dark brown color with the slightest collar of head. A little disappointed in the lack of carbonation. The peach is in the nose along with dark roast and slight chocolate notes. Sweet peach flavor up front that lingers throughout the entire drink. Porter flavors of dark roast mixed with sweetness. Itís an interesting beer and of the likes I have not had before. Basically itís a porter mixed with a peach flavor, whoída thought to do that? Medium mouthfeel. No lacing with no carbonation.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml corked and caged bottle served in a snifter. Bottle conditioned. Poured a dark brown with a couple of fingers of fine bubbled tan head. Plenty of carbonation. Fruity aroma with some chocolate malt. Peach flavor is right up front. Some chocolate, but not as much as I expected from the base beer. Medium bodied. Nice tart finish. Didnít get a lot of flavor from the barrel. Fairly drinkable. Alcohol wasnít really present. I enjoyed this beer, very unique.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by that Lagunitas character. Its got a thin, frothy layer of khaki colored bubbles atop the cloudy brown liquid. A touch of metal atop stewed peaches is what I get in the nose..maybe even a touch of wood and wildness...but the peaches combining with the rest of the beer seems to be creating some metallic-like fumes. Flavor-wise: Body is surprisingly full and the peaches are very evident throughout the experience...thereís some sweet nuttiness in there too along with the sweet stewed peaches...Iím having a little trouble getting the flavors of the underlying beer without the peach influence...but I certainly like the fullness here...itís slightly metallic I suppose, but itís not overly distracting. The finish combines a bit of hop bitterness with the sweet yet slightly tart peace character. Interesting beer though, certainly havenít tasted anything quite like it before...Thatís usually a good thing in of itself...and so Iíll give the beer props for being original...Itís just not 100% coherent in my opinion.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from iTap-Soulard. Not on the menu and only 2 bottles left, but you didnít hear it from me. Pours a deep, opaque brown color with a massive, rocky, dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and some odd acidity. Flavor of peaches up front, followed by chocolate, dry coffee roast, toast, wet leaves, earth, and rust. Medium-bodied, with a metallic, gritty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Dry finish. Really unusual beer, and the peaches show up in a sort of tart way but just in the flavor. Still cool and worth trying.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Travir. Pours clear black with an average, fizzy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, chocolate, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach and tar. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, chocolate, toasted), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of wood, alcohol, and peach. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry finish.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very strange aroma, peaches and chocolate, some roasted coffee, light toffee. Taste is moderately sweet, some peach, some chocolate, some roast. Strange brew... just doesnít work.