porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22 oz. from Grain and Vine) Very, very dark brown with 1/4" of tan head. Nose is sweet and woody with underlying chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth and milk-shakey. Weepy rings and a syrupy film of lacing melt away along inside of glass. Flavor of wood, chocolate, coffee and molasses with a slight ABV burn. Sweet, tasty, not super complex but good.
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a thin tan lace. Nose is light vanilla, roast, cocoa, plastic but not much going on. Thin, light coffee and vanilla, light roast. A little
thin for the style but still better than expected. A tad syrupy but no diacetyl noted which is a first for anything ive ever had brewed at Shipyard. From Carl’s rating it sounds like the draft was not as lucky.
swoopjones (5980) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Coles. Roasty malts, chocolate, vanilla notes, light coffee. Pretty flavorful. Pretty light aroma considering the multiple flavors going on. lighter mouthfeel than expected. Good flavor, body & aroma could be beefed up
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - APR 20, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share with OmegaX
Appearance - Black body, thin caramel head
Aroma - Vanilla, oak, chocolate, coffee, coconut, almonds
Taste - Smooth vanilla, roasted malts, coffee, earthy, burnt popcorn
This was a pretty damn good beer, the coffee flavor wasn’t really intense but just enough to be enjoyed - not really overpowering. All in all very mellow and delectable as it warms up.
OmegaX (1269) - Florida, USA - APR 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A big thanks to Chipalsa for sharing this. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. There were plenty of nice aromas here. I got a lot of coconut, some anise, chocolate, dense coffee, sweet vanilla, almond joys, some alcohol, and coconut rum. Woah. The pour was a typical dark brown body with a tan head. Medium bodied. I tasted a lot more oak in there than I thought I would. Some roasty campfire notes too. Semi-sweet with some straight up coffee and chocolate notes, too. Carbonic. Great stuff.
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle-pours black with a brown head. Aroma is Anise/cocoa-dark malt, wood, 2nd earthy hops. Occasional. Taste is mocha/cocoa-dark malt, wood.
rejtable (1376) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Cole’s. Pours jet black with a tan head. Lots of sweet with good vanilla hints. Espresso, dark bitter chocolate.
jimhilt (2412) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Dark brown almost black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Sweet chocolate nose. Flavor is sweet chocolate with a lingering burnt chocolate aftertaste. $5.99 for a 22oz bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH.
craftycarl21 (2243) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Churchkey; seemed like it might have been an off keg. Huge diacetyl and bananas foster on both the nose and tongue. Pretty brutal.
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/6/12. 22oz bottle. Very dark brown pour, not quite what I’d call pitch black, with a nice brown head that lasts forever and covers the glass almost completely with lacing. Rich chocolate and coffee aroma with a touch of acidic roasted malts that combines with the vanilla/oak aroma to make it smell almost bourbon-barrel aged-like... interesting. Very bitter flavor with the combination of chocolate, coffee, and dark malts. You also get a touch of sourness, dry cocoa powder, and some vanilla. Definitely not their worst product.