Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Sugar Maple tavern in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a creamy beige head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma of toasted dark malt, a hint of banana, cherries, dark chocolate, and a hint of coffee. Taste is full bodied, very complex with flavors of toasted dark malt, yeast, a hint of banana and some cherry. Finish is quite smooth and creamy with a semi-sweet chocolate and hint of cherry aftertaste.
Headbanger (3536) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft (The Bavarian Lodge-Lisle)-Pours a dark black with some ruby tints. Aroma of cherry, chocolate, and slight alcohol. Flavors of cherry, chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. This full bodied stout was quite tasty and well balanced. Also appeared a little tangy.
ElDuderino (184) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wanted to try this beer ever since I heard about it... but it just never happened. But I persevered, kept my eyes on the prize and exhausted all my available resources. I kept telling myself, Yes I Can.
On tap at Sunset, semi-transparent black body that brown at the edges. Very floral and bouquet like nose with a little dust in the background. Stout? This drinks more like a dubbel with strong yeast and banana notes, some peat and light fruit. Finishes almost sour with dry bready flavor.
mabel (7315) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[1965-20090124] Tap. A little smoky beef and mild roasted cola in the aroma. Hazy, dark dark brown black body with a long-lasting creamy tan head and thick lacing. Banana roasted malt flavour has a generic fruit background and mildly bitter butter. Medium-full body. Good.
(@ Cole’s; Buffalo, NY)
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." -- Barrack Obama
thefle (168) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BEER WE CAN BELIEVE IN, ok that’s done. Good stout, taste could be a little more assertive? Good brew though i’d have again
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 1, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mini growler from Half-Time. Pours a dark chocolate brown with a large tanned brown head. Light roasted malt, bakers chocolate, and a little bit of hops on the nose. Chocolate, but not overpowering or super sweet. Hint of stone fruit, sweetness, and a little bit of alcohol. Finishes lightly with a little bit of bitterness and a touch more sweetness.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a bit of a tan head. Some roasted malt and a good bit of chocolate in the aroma. The flavor is pretty straight forward porter with a bit of cherry sweetness at the finish. Not bad but nothing spectacular.
nimbleprop (5892) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honestly, as a resident of DC and having been at our newest President’s historic inaugeration I was sorta pumped to try this. Pours a deep brown, nearly black with a slightly brown head. Aroma is slightly malty, but also some dark fruits and maybe a touch of coffee. Flavor is also malty, some chalky dark chocolate, some light caramel and a little bit of nuts. Flavor is only slightly thick but fairly clean.
craftbeerdesign (2249) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at Tylers Tap Room in Durham, NC on 3/21/09. a dark pour with an average tan head. aromas of chocolate, slight coffee and a bit of fruit. nice full body with roasted malts taking force up front. a good amount of bitterness on the back rounded out with some deep chocolate and a bit of cherry. solid beer from Ommegang... really glad I got to try this one before it vanished forever....
Arayaga2 (1905) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown / black with a brown heaad. Taste is like a chocolate cherry cordial dissolved into a porter. Easy drinking with a light, sour, slightly cloying aftertaste. A success . $6/pint