jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, candy sugar, and roasted malts. Taste is the same.
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish red color, light tan head, and dark. The smell is smell is chocolate, malt, cocoa, sweet, and ok. The taste is sweet, cocoa, chocolatley, malts, and ok.
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Last beer and rating of January 2012! Bottle shared with Dave on January 31st, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a dark black with light white head.
Aroma: Aroma is malty and sweet of chocolate and cherry.
Taste: Some bitterness with roastiness, chocolate and some cherry but not overbearing.
Palate:Lighter body than most porters, lingering aftertaste.
Summary: A pretty good porter, lighter in body than some, and a nice way to finish out a night of drinking with something slightly sweet.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I thought this was really good...huge nose that’s sweet, chocolaty, and smooth. Body is relatively thin, but still has a ton of flavor. Chocolate is there again as well as a substantial roasty-nuttiness that’s very enjoyable. Lingers on your palate for a while.
topherh (1924) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roast malt, cherries, and light chocolate. Flavor is sweet malt, chocolate, stone fruits, light roast, lightly bitter cocoa finish.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black w a decent off white head nice lacing, some mild retention... Non descript aroma, a little fruity, creamy... Lively chocolaty dark choc w notes of fruits cherry berry, tastes better than it smells, lightly tart dry... Medium body average...
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Belgian Cafe with Pat. Pours a pitch black with some nice spicy aroma to it. Dried fruits mixed with slight chocolate aromas. Taste is slightly smokey, nicely fruity, with just a little bit of chocolate. relatively low alcoholic content lets you enjoy.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Poured medium-deeper brown with a tall, fluffy beige head.. lots of sticky lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up a blend of sweeter and darker, somewhat smoked chocolates along with cherry dust and earthy/fruity yeast.. soft overall, and the chocolates were really nice. The flavor was also chocolate-centric, with dry, lightly-smoked cocoa leading.. fruity yeast and a hint of cherry around.. chocolate-covered cherries really shined in the end, joined by a kiss of vanilla.. tasty stuff. Medium-bodied at most on the palate, and well-carbonated.. on the dry side and a little grainy.. this came together well as it warmed up and progressed through the palate.
kidmartinek (4692) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A cloudy chalky brown with a nice dirty head. Belgian yeast aroma, uncharacteristic of the color. The taste is like a Belgian style cocoa chocolate beer. It has a full flavor and body and a chalky finish. I’m not tasting all the adjuncts in here.
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious and mellow porter. Aroma was so so. Was expecting more. Notes of sour cherry and a slight roastiness, but not much else. Was hoping for more chocolate. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a one finger tan head. Taste was OK. Wasn’t very full flavored. The strong carbonation drowns out any flavor. No chocolate was present.There was just roasted bitter malt and a sour cherry aftertaste. The cherry wasn’t sweet, it was sour and finished bitter. Still a good beer, though. Heavy carbonation. Was expecting more