Beershine (5173) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ zekes. Opaque brown black. Scattered lacing. Aroma of cocoa, but mild. Super creamy! Lovely mf. Rich and fudgy with mild roast aftertaste. Deep dark chocolate. Everything is right and well put together.
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Earlier Rating: 2/2/2009 Total Score: 3.6
Draught, Taco Mac in Roswell. Opaque dark brown-black, small head with lacing. Dark fruit, chocolate, black cherries in aroma. Soft creamy mouthfeel but mellow body. A very solid and drinkable brew.
KickInChalice (842) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. First reviewed 1/14/2011. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
This has a dark walnut brown color with a visible ruby tint, more obvious in the edges of the glass. A thick and creamy beige head forms and retains nicely. Nice sheets of lace.
Dark chocolate, roasted malt, oats, vanilla, and coffee beans are all noticeable in the aroma.
The taste begins with a roasted malt backbone, with coffee and vanilla providing the support. Chocolate flavors meander throughout each sip. Roast coffee flavor steps it up as the sip progresses, and what I assume is some hop spiciness and bitterness. The finish is very lightly sweet and coffee bitter.
Overall the mouthfeel is solid. Quite creamy and smooth, although a touch grainy. The bitter quality of the taste dries out the tongue a little bit. Fuller than medium carbonation and a fuller than medium body. I was actually expecting more from a 7.7% porter, though.
I like the interaction of the chocolate and oats. Not overly complex, but well done and enjoyable. Worth revisiting.
thirdeye11 (4980) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle thanks to drowland) clear light brown, with no bubbles. Nose of nuts, chocolate, marshmallow. Taste of medium sweet nuts, cola, chocolate malt, fairly sweet. Easy to drink and not bad. Thin body with light carbonation, sweet linger. Easy to drink, quite nutty.
Earlier Rating: 12/30/2010 Total Score: 3.5
(12oz bottle thanks to Mora2000) clear medium brown, creamy tan bubbles. Nose of cream, milk chocolate, oats and dry grain. Taste of chocolate malt, oats, cream, a bit spicy. Nicely carbonated, creamy body that is medium thick.
DrinkEmUpJones (951) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep cloudy red brown color with off white lacing. Nice medium chocolate aroma that leads imto a medium bodied beer with similar qualities. Great little beer for the cooler weather seasons.
drowland (4988) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/22/12. 12oz bottle. Didn’t realize I hadn’t had this before and/or it’s new... dark brown pour with a small khaki head. Light aroma with milk chocolate and a touch of roast. Slightly sweet chocolate flavor as well with some roasty bitterness. Aside from the fact that it’s a little watery, I can’t say this is that bad, honestly.
Earlier Rating: 3/28/2010 Total Score: 3.5
On tap in a tulip. Solid black pour with a large brown head. The aroma is milk chocolate with dusty grain. The flavor is somewhat mild with a hint of chocolate, a touch of roast, and not much else going on.
bhensonb (8985) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Liz. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roast dark malt with chocolate and maybe a hint of coffee. Med + body. Flavor is dark milk chocolate with smooth burnt malt and mild coffee. Good porter.
Earlier Rating: 12/14/2009 Total Score: 3.8
Pours very dark brown with a large foamy tan head. Smells like chocolate. Also toasted malt. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is chocolate over toasted malt. Finishes a bit chalky and pretty dry. Maybe a touch of smoke. Or not. Quite smooth.
MrBunn (2219) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cola-like brown with a fizzy head and aromas of toasty malt and a bit of cola and dark sugar. Flavor is a bit thin, but decent. Mouthfeel could be a little thicker too.
Themwg (1) - - DEC 27, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasty!! I liked it and am now just trying to make this 75 characters................
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Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid Porter. Aroma: roasted malts, mild coffee, malts. Taste was the same but with a mild hop background.
Sledutah (3193) - Utah, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle picked up at a liquor store in Florida
Appearance: Dark brown with a big foamy beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, dried chocolate and roasted coffee
Taste: Roasted coffee, chocolate and grainy
Very nice and easy drinking porter, wish I would have brought more home.