travita (4753) - 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 (1778) - 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 (1919) - 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 (7505) - 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 (4385) - 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 (3157) - 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
coldbrewky (1649) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Apu. $16 bucks was a bit too dear for this critter. Yes it is a smooth as silk and easy to consume. Certainly it has a lovely chocolate and nut nose and an erupting beige head. Yes it is well crafted and has multiple layers of chocolate tone and hints of cherries. Yes, it made me long for the next sip that turns into a gulp. the finish was so smooth and subtle it almost made me cry.....for more that is. But $16 hard earned dollars? Yeah, I suppose it was that good.