Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the taproom. The best beer these guys do, by far. Dark brown pour with red edges. Smallish mocha colored head. Decent retention and some nice lacing. Nose of espresso beans, coffee grounds, tobacco, cocoa and dark malts. Smells pretty damn good. The taste is a bit disappointing after how good it smells, but it’s still not bad by any stretch. Reminds of a weak cup coffee mixed with hot chocolate. Light to medium bodied, creamy palate. Finish is lengthy, roasted notes all over the place and a sweet milk chocolate ending. I wish they bottled this, I would have brought a few six packs home.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at The Ravenous Pig. Thin looking, dark cola-brown body. A small light tan head quickly dissipates to a wispy film. Minimal, tiny dot lacing noted. The aroma shows dry roasted barley, roasted coffee, and not a whole lot else. The flavor shows primarily bitter coffee, roasted grains and perhaps a little bit of woodsy oak. Medium duration coffee finish. Very thin, weak body for the style. Over- carbonation makes for an unpleasant, fizzy mouthfeel. Dry and roasty throughout. One-dimensional and uninteresting. Not something I would go back to.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 On tap at WaZoo. Roasted coffee flavors. Creamy notes of chocolate. I had some with a sampling of tiramisu. It was incredible!
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-pours a tan head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-coffee. Taste is dark malt-coffee, creamy, some milk-lactose, oatmeal. Smooth, faint hops. Mild carbonation.
hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft... Clear, very dark (almost black) ale... burnt orange when held up to bright light Small, creamy, off-white head with decent staying power. The aroma and flavor are all about chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Lightly acidic, moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium-bodied and creamy with very mild carbonation. Dry, astringent finish.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours almost black with a huge, dark brown, very stable head. The aroma on this is great. Malty, roasty, coffee, and chocolate all come through strong and balanced. The taste is similar but not nearly as strong as the aroma promised. Dry and just a bit too watery. If this would have tasted as good as it smelled this could be a real winner. As it is it’s still a pretty good porter.
Ibrew2or3 (7212) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Florida Brewers Guild Fest 2007. Poured deep dark brown with nice light brown head. The aroma is light and seems sort of sweet plus slight roasted maltiness. Flavor comes off a bit creamy but when I concentrate on the flavor it starts off smooth and somewhat neutral. About midway the roasted and burnt malts start to become distinct. A nice session Porter
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
FBG 07. Coffee malts in the nose. Well-contained smoky sweetness. Thick, dark brown, pretty white head. Chocolate malt porter taste, creamy mouthfeel. Somewhat thin and uncomplex.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark with nice brown head. Medium bodied, with hints of coffee and malt. Bitter when you first start drinking, then it disapates. My favorite beer at this brewery.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think, by far, the best beer at OBP. Deep brown with a tan head. Robust coffee and chocolate flavors. Slightly oily palate that suits it quite well. Well-bittered on the back end. If I said that it was the best porter brewed locally, I wouldn’t be lying.