kevinator (1730) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
An average porter. A nice roasted aroma. Deep brown color with minimal lacing. The roasted malts I tasted are preferable to the heavy sour malts of some porters. I detected a slight earthy and chocolate tone as well. The palate was a little light. The uniqueness was not there.
hayduke (4293) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass was dark brown. Beige foam. Nose of chocolate. . Medium in body. Flavor is roasted malts with chocolate mostly and some fruit in a bitter finish. But not too bitter. Nice drinking.
ajnepple (4394) - Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. I’ve had this a few times and this batch seems like they finally got it down. Almost black in appearance with a beige head. Aroma and flavor of light chocolate, toasted grains, roasted malts and light coffee. Well rounded and easy to drink. Wow, a big improvement from what I remember this being.
ajtrupp (320) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
There is just not much going on here. Hell, look at it's own deScription. It talks more about what you won't find in the beer than what you will.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
foyle (360) - Wyoming, USA - MAY 10, 2014
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2014 Poured from 16 oz can into pint glass.
(Reviewed for a 2nd time after trading in ’bad’ beers for supposedly good ones).
Appearance: pours with a 3/4" tan head that slowly recedes. Some mild lacing. Color is dark brown and completely opaque. Some carbonation bubbles clinging to sides of glass.
Aroma: off flavor dominates (vinegar?) with a background of some chocolate, bread dough, and a hint of hops and yeast.
Mouthfeel: unpleasant mouthfeel (infected?) with a sour, extremely astringent finish.
Flavor: dominate flavor is an unpleasant off-putting astringency and vinegar. Behind that unpleasantness is some chocolate and roasted barley malt. The hops are hard to pick up because they get a bit lost in the bitter vinegar.
Overall: I returned the first batch of this beer to the brewery, where they replaced it with beer that was supposedly not infected. It was. I had to drain pour the last two.
RobertDale (4738) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16 ounce can. Thanks Secret Santa Aaron. Pours brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Taste is malt, chocolate, caramel, and some coffee. Thin and watery. Lacking.
daknole (10740) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour, light brown head. Lightly toasty, roasted malt, plums, molasses, some chocolate and light cocoa notes. This is an underrated beer IMO.
3fourths (8885) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Yogurt-y yeast, potato starch and magnesium hydroxide nose with hints of dried / stale chocolate. Faint diacetyl (butter and toffee). Plastic / smoke phenols. Medium body, low bitterness, sour and acidic taste with burnt chocolate squares and more milk / yogurt in the finish. Strong solvent in the mouth with sweat / isovaleric acid and higher alcohols in the finish. This is an abomination and if I were judging in BJCP Brown Porter 12A it would garner less than a 20.
MacBoost (1647) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fuck it, let’s boost this 16oz can of dumpster juice courtesy of NielsenRatings. Fucken A, bro. Pours a thinish looking dark brown with a slight head. Aromas of some light powdery chocolate, some light roast. No perceptible hop aroma. Taste is lightly ashy, medium bodied semi sweet garbage can drippings. Finishes on a note of dirty boxers and creamofsomeyoungguy. Meh. I like it.
hockey9930 (217) - - JAN 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a can. Very dark ruby with a thick frothy lasting tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt and coffee. Taste is of roasted coffee beens with a sour finish. Heavy bodied.
ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pretty good porter. A tad bit on the watery side, but with an excellent aroma and superb coffee and chocolate flavor. Tried with the parents at the brewery in Dec, 2013.