thatonegod (1) - smyrna, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I got a 6-er of this at green’s. Delicious black porter, perfect for the winter months, a bit thick for my palete, but very delicious. Amazing unique taste and smell. Had a slight acidic aftertaste that I didn’t go for, but I would buy again as it was a solid brew. I used one bottle for beer brats, works quite well for cooking too!
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The best ABC beer I’ve had yet. Most impressive for them. This was a nice dark chocolate color. The aroma was malty, chocolate, oatmeal-y. The flavors were oatmeal, slight smoke, and nice roasted chocolate. Excellent malts and nice clean finish. A little to acidic but mostly smooth.
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The darkest of brown that can not yet be called black. Very tan large head. I got some big chocolate, dark chocolate, on the aroma. Nice and creamy chocolate vibe in the body, kind of like puddin.
jsquire (3689) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think this is a 2004 and later version, although it does not say. Very dark beer, with deep mahogony highlights when held up to the light. Thin beige head the shrinks to a whisp pretty quickly. This is a different brew that is intriging in both aroma and flavor. The first whiff was big and choclatey with something rubbery in the background, but as it warmed the CocoPuff nature of the nose took over. Lots of chocolate in the first sip, but tons of other stuff too, like orange, purfumy soap, ash, some smoke, and in the finish the burnt coffee takes over. Chewed espresso bean dominates the aftertaste and the burbs on this one. Very interesting beer, but there is something harsh and astringent about this beer that I didn’t prefer. Thanks to CaptainCougar for letting me try this GA brew.
jtw (1138) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle as an extra thanks to CaptainCougar. i was surprised to see a black beer pour out of the bottle, as i expected it to be a variation on a spiced amber ale (not sure why, really...) very dark porter, with lots of starchy oatmeal and plenty of chocolate malt, tons of unsweetened chocolate powder flavor. quite tasty, and a very enjoyable seasonable beer from georgia. thanks tom, this is good stuff!
kramer (5346) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, via CaptainCougar. Black pour with dark ruby highlights, clear, with a quick vanishing head. Chocolate malt nose, light roasted notes, some coffee, and hints of alcohol. Deep roasted malt flavor, espresso and bitter chocolate. Finish is espresso balanced by hoppy bitterness. I also taste some sort of spice as well, but no mention of spices on the bottle or commercial description? Light to medium body with moderate carbonation yields a pretty ho-hum mouthfeel. Pretty decent beer, but nothing to knock your socks off.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2006 Sampled at GCBC 2005 and rated from a bottle 9/19/06. - Pours near black with burgundy hues and a mostly receding tan head. Aroma is toasted malt, with chocolate and a bit of espresso roast. Taste is sweet, lightly roasty and malty. Notes of dark chocolate, licorice, and a strange finish. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied with soft carbonation. The oatmeal adds a decent amount of silkiness to the mouthfeel. While enjoyable, I didn’t enjoy this one as much as everyone else.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fron Lou18 in a recent trade. Wow, this is really a nice porter! a rich dark brown with a tan head that fades to a thin layer sitting on the top. roasted malts and chocolate flavors abound with a hint of coffee on the finish. a wonderfully crafted and very smooth drinking porter. superb in every way!
hopdog (9588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2010 Bottle acquired in trade with goldtwins. Poured a dark ruby red/brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, and oatmeal. Tastes of oatmeal (stronger in the tastes than the smells), dark fruits, chocolate and coffee. Light bitter finish. Tasty - I’m glad I had the chance to drink this one! 8 4 8 4 17
Reated..3/9/10. Same aroma and taste profile, but I over rated the 1st go around...
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Brown with Cream Head. Sweet Malty Aroma. Malty and Hoppy with Chocolate and Coffee Roasts..a Light Warming Working its Way Up..Ending with a Light Tartness.