mcberko (14368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Phoenix Ale Brewery, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out toasted malt, a little cocoa and some light roast. Flavour is similar, with toasted malt, some dry cocoa and a little booze. Medium-bodied and well-constricted, but missing a little something. Decent.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Poured medium reddish-amber with a short-lived beige head. The aroma picked up candied brown, molasses, and fruity malts with herbal accents. The flavor found sweet, lightly-roasty brown malts and molasses.. a little honey too.. not very imperial-ly. Medium-bodied and very sweet on the palate.. OK stuff.
highibus (796) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black with fairly thin cocoa head. Decent lacing for lack of head. Light toffee aroma. Flavor is up front roast but actually finishes clean. Not all that complex but hides its alcohol well and isnít bad. Just not stellar.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A big thanks to AZBennett for sharing this one. Lighter in body than many of the same style. The flavor is bitter chocolate and dark malts with just a hint of coffee. Tapers into a touch of sweet, lager-like malty fruitiness and then a long, dry and bitter finish that reminds me of one of those chocolate-covered espresso beans (minus the chocolate). You get a bit of smoked malt flavor every so often. I am surprised at some of the low ratings, as I found this one to be pretty decent!
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 22oz bottle thanks to Keith. Rating #12. Deep dark brown color, almost black, but just enough light showing through to see some brown. Light dark fruitiness and some light chocolate, but very rich. Mild dark malt flavor, a touch of chocolate sweetness, pretty tasty. (2715)
mbgrayson (719) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark, almost black, with a tan head. Aroma of malts and chocolate. Taste of malt and lots of alcohol. A very nice porter, thumbs up!
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mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good. Strong bitterness but nice thick mouthfeel for a porter. Not sweet. A fine porter overall.
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alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; poured a dark brown/black with a light brownish head. Didnít look to thick in the pour. Aroma was light; roasted, fruit, caramel, cocoa and chalk. Flavor was quite strange at first; some sweet caramel gives way to a powerful, strange hop taste. Aftertaste of charred bread. With some more taste, that weirdness diminishes, but doesnít vanish. Some dark fruit and coffee flavors become more pronounced. Not a huge fan of this one.
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber pours with a dark dark brown body supporting a tan head and leaving behind some spotting lacing. The aroma offers up esteriness in the form of sweet grapes and dark berries as well as a load of earthy to mineral to dark roasted malt notes. The taste has dark roasted malts, black licorice, spicy Mt. Rainer like hops and then some mild mineral notes. Beneath these flavors are modest levels of sweet dark fruity esters. Decent enough brew.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle from Plaza liquors - Pours a a clear brown color with a half finger thick light tan head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is light esters and toasted malt. Flavor is much of the same. Finish just isnít pleasant. Canít put a finger on it. Medium body. Alcohol isnít obvious. This beer needs a little work.