deyholla (9915) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the 2014 Untapped festival in Fort Worth. Pours a clear deep amber with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has dark grains, light spice, dark cookie and a bit of roasted malts. Flavor has dark grains and light roasted malts with some chocolate and spice backing.
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma slightly sweet and spicy. Pours a midnight black with very thin, but lasting tan head and minimal lacing. The taste is, contrary to the nose, more roasty than spicy. Nice! Dark roasted malts, with chocolate, spice notes. Medium-full body with medium carbonation. Nice oily mouthfeel. Overall, a nicely crafted porter. Will drink again.
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onceblind (6921) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light black with a thin persistent light tan head. Nose doesn’t really have a ton of spice, its mostly dark roast malt, earthiness, and a touch of hops, though I can’t pinpoint what kind of profile. Just a sort of semi-generic porter aroma. The taste though brings out some of that spice quality; subtle sweetness behind a roasty black malt, dry cocoa tones, a touch of licorice, cinnamon, cardamom, and a lasting finish of something like sage, or some other cooking herb.
Mora2000 (6151) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brewvolution. Brown pour with a tan head. I get quite a bit of spice in the beer, with some cinnamon and nutmeg notes. This is complemented by some chocolate and roasted malt notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice porter.