jcwattsrugger (11317) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is soft roasty dark malt. Taste is roasty/chocolate-dark malt, some earthy hops.
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am guessing this is what was poured at the AZ strong fest under a different name? It poured a super dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is all chocolate here. Tons of chocolate syrup and a light roasted flavor light up the tongue. I liked it.
hopdog (9461) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler acquired in trade with Sparky27 (thanks!). Poured a dark brown color with a medium sized off white head. Aromas of earthiness, roast, chocolate, and some smoke. Tastes of chocolate, light roast, earthy, and a light coffee finish.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Some fruit aroma. Mid brown coloured and a little rich on the palate with a dry chocolate roast finish.
MartinT (8328) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 My Bottom Line :
Minerals and vegetals battle it out within the distraught raisins and molasses of this diseased, and usually - probably - well roasted Porter.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A ring of foam surrounds the dark brown.
-The finish is relatively dry; then again, itís hard to tell if this was intentional.<br<
-This bottle was only a couple of months old...
-Pickled tartness eerily smirks at the lost roastiness.
arminjewell (7533) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, roast, hints of earth into a bit of yeast, touch of coffee with a slight dark fruit note. Taste was a mix of cocoa, roast, coffee into some caramel, touch of earthy tones in a slight dark fruit, finishing sweet, slightly roasted.
Ibrew2or3 (7262) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub in Prescott where it pours with a nice mahogany looking body that has deep red edges and supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sweetness mixed with chocolate and caramel malts as well as a thin ribbon of dark roasted maltiness. The taste delivers malts and a slight molasses sweetened dark roasted maltiness as well as a pleasing layer of chocolate. It then picks up sweetened coffee and a dash of brownie laced with a wafer thin layer of black licorice. This is a nice robust porter where the above average sweetness is balanced nicely by the roasty malt bill.
Braudog (5950) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is one of numerous ratings that I have found disappeared from my RateBeer inventory after comparing my lists. I donít recall it as very good, so Iím rating it meiocre just as a placekeeper .. donít take my word for it.
egajdzis (5487) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark brown / tan color with a mocha colored, small head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, light cocoa, a bit of smoke, and some oatiness. Taste of roasted malts, light caramel, some cocoa, and nuts. Thinner mouthfeel.
dwyerpg (4734) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 1, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells okay, looks nice. heavy in first taste, with quite a bit of coffee and some chocolate. Pretty sweet, but really a very acceptable, drinkable porter.