jtclockwork (14725) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - pours amber white head - nose/taste of chocolate, caramel and nutty malt - medium body
JStax (5093) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour. The beer is a clear copper with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has chocolate, brown sugar and toffee. Sticky sweet. Medium body and medium carbonation.
djd07 (9755) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Caliente. Pours a clear copper with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong cocoa and hazelnut. Medium body, hazelnut, chocolate, peanuts, light finish, good.
Ferris (12428) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Salty choclate nuts. Clear copper with a small head. Sweet, sni oalty chocolate and nuts. Lovely weird beer.
Strykzone (6642) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Caliente. Smells like chocolate salted nuts. Tastes too. Kind of himmicky but good.
Travlr (21199) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Caliente. Clear golden amber color. Aroma of nutella and toasted biscuit. Taste is sweetish malty hazelnut. Tasty and easy drinking.
koleminer20 (2413) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Enjoyed this one at the Brew Crew Bash in Ann Arbor on May 21. This one was poured from a 32 oz growler. The pour is a medium black, thick and oily, with a thin khaki colored head that falls to a thicker ring, offering no lace. The aroma is surprisingly malty. There is a ton of roastiness, a good chocolate, more of a bitter cocoa than a sweet chocolate, and a nice burnt sugariness. There is a distinct nuttiness to this one, but itís almost like a light hazelnut. Itís pretty good, thatís for sure. The flavor is a little more of a mess. There is a light chocolate, and a surprisingly strong dark fruit on the top end. The sugar seems to add a level of sweetness that doesnít fit in, and the nuttiness gets a bit out of place. The mouthfeel is pretty decent. Thereís a medium body and a soft to medium carbonation that lets it sit on the palate nicely. The aftertaste is all malt and chocolate bitterness. Itís an interesting brew, but pretty tasty.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 Growler: Solid, pitch black. Completely opaque, even at the edges. Khaki colored head that foams up nice and forms a soapy tarp across the black beer. Aroma is heavily roasted malt, cocoa notes, and decent char. Successive whiffs bring cocoa nibs with a little more sweetness. Not much of a "nutty" aroma, really. Taste is a little more sweet, with some milk chocolates, cocoa, and a bit of roast. Thereís finally a sign of slight nuttiness riding the coattails of the cocoa. Great mouth feel; silky and smooth and not too think, retaining drinkability. Not much nuttier than most other porters, but still a good porter nonetheless.
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer lives up to its name. Very nutty with nice bitter chocolate undertone. Deep brown in color with slight creamy head. Seems a bit flat, but itís good nonetheless.
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler: The aroma consists of chocolate/cocoa powder with a touch of fruit and nuts. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, sugar, and a touch of fruit. The finish has light vanilla and roasted nuts. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, itís solid, but the nuttiness is less than I would have expected.