jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a black ebony crowned by a thick lather of brown-tan foam. Nose is coffee, toffee, malt and chocolate. Nice and creamy on the palate. Taste is full of caramel, molasses, sweet cream and coffee. Nice sweet aftertaste- not much hoppy bitterness. Good beer that pairs well with deli sandwiches, burgers,brats or as a meal unto itself. Well done Oso.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours an opaque black with dark mahogany edges and a spotty-lacing froth of beige head. Has a sweet toasty dark caramel, dark chocolate and roasted coffee nose. Starts with a good rich caramel and chocolate sweetness well-balanced with bittering hops and roasted malt before a smooth sweet milk chocolate finish. An enjoyable and complex brew that borders on imperial/strong porter.
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar. Small beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet/milk chocolate, some smoke, roast. Sticky medium-full body.
SrSilliGose (3256) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a tiny frothy tan head. Aroma of black licorice, caramel and dusty cocoa. Flavor is quite roast forward. Fair amount of coffee and cocoa as well. A bit chalky. Decent carbonation. Good.
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour light tan head good lace
Full pal coats nicely good body in a porter
Coffee toasty notes lots of malt a touch of licorice
Good flavor lightly bitter coffee some lactose & chocolate hint of
oatmeal in the finish
A nice porter
daknole (9099) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour. Small tannish head. Aroma isn’t so good. Meaty, butter, some chocolate is there. Flavor is a LOT better than the aroma. Roasty, a bit tart, chocolate, cherries, coffee and finishes a little bitter.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Dan Journal #337. Tasted 3/17/10. 12oz bottle. Pitch and opaque with a trace ring of khaki head. Aromas of fudge, toffee and toast. There’s a mild undertone of vanilla in the very solid nose. Medium to full bodied with a thick, rich palate and very nice flavors. Rich cocoa and faint fruity esters. Good fudgy, toasty flavor with a mild coffee note. This is exactly how I like my porters! Very well done.
WisconsinBeer (705) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a minimal head. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, slightly smoky, hints of coffee as well. Medium bodied and smooth. Solid for a porter.
Tripplebrew (777) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque chocolate brown with very little head, just minor tan lacing. Aroma is a nutty cherry with earthy undertones and definite vanilla notes. Flavor is nutty, vanilla, roasted malts and raisin. Body is creamy but with a more amount of carbonation.
BVery (6206) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Very dark brown pour with a very thin, off-white head. Aroma is mild coffee, chocolate, and mild fruit. Palate is a little thin, and the carbonation is present. On taste - the fruit element is the one that strikes me. It’s not in-your-face, but its there, and memorable. Little bit of a dry finish, very nice brew.