djd07 (8291) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is cocoa and roasted malts. Thin mouth, chocolate, toasted malt, ash, boozy, decent.
HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Cocoa, subtle rye.
A- Black color, dark liquid, light brown head.
T- Rye, cocoa, malty.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish.
O- All around this was a solid porter. But as good as it was, it was pretty one dimensional. Again, hard to complain but hard to love.
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass at Vaudeville Mews. Black appearance with a minimal tan head. Dark, malty, light spiced flavor with notes of rye, toffee, chocolate, roast, caramel and light fruity esters. Definitely some off notes and flavors in there too. Kinda shitty and hard to drink.
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a creamy beige head. Aroma is pretty standard porter. Flavor is similar with a healthy dose of earth notes. Not a lot in the way of rye spice. Pretty solid porter but I wish the rye was more prominent.
drowland (7774) - Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Happy’s, Cedar Falls, June 2014. Black pour with a nice tan head, good lacing. Okay aroma, roasted malts, sweetness, a little astringent, fruity. Decent flavor, coffee, roast, rye bready, fruity, a little acidic. Eh.
SudsMcDuff (7740) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
jamaican baby bottle, 12oz .. . pours a deep brown .. . strong foam .. . rye, burnt rye, and cereal .. . medium mouth .. . i liked this beer .. . .
So he says "My wife’s a pain in the ass. She’s always busting my friggin’ agates. My daughter’s married to a real loser bastard. And I got a rash so bad on my ass, I can’t even sit down. But you know me. I can’t complain."
Fuckin’ A, man. I got a rash, man.
islay (2038) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Dry and dusty aroma features scents of coffee with sugar, brown sugar, raisin, pumpernickel bread, Brazil nuts, and peanut dust. Pours a very dark brown with a medium brown to amber hue. Small to moderate amount of beige head. Nutty, dry taste features flavors of mocha and rye bread. A touch of sugary sweetness. Not spicy, as some rye beers are; more of a dry, roasted, nutty, umami taste. Light to medium body; maybe a bit watery. Smooth and soft in the palate. Reasonably complex and interesting, but these aren’t my preferred flavors and aromas.
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown pour and a nice beige head. Very roasty flavored beer. Bitterness hits a bit followed by some nice spicy rye notes. Not bad at all.
malrubius (2452) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Johns. Dark dark brown with lasting head and a little lace. Mild spicy woody hop aroma. Mild chocolate raisin sweetness balances with spicy grainy woody hop bitterness. Carbo is a little sharp. Decent enough.
DiarmaidBHK (4063) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Johns grocery. Pours black with a thin khaki. Nice roasted malt on the nose. The roast is predominant on the tongue with the rye sliding in more on the finish. It’s interesting but it feels like the rye and the roasted malt are competing with each other more than complementing each other.