MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good enough porter. Very roasty with plenty of dark chocolate and coffee aromas. Palate pretty good but I found the flavor to be lacking just a little in comparison to the aromas. Still a pretty darn good porter that has nothing to be ashamed of.
nick76 (4257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is exactly right for the style with coffee, burnt malt, chocolate, and a touch of hops. The appearance is dark brown with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma but not as good. There is a definite astringency and dirty finish. The palate is average for the style but slightly thin. Overall a fairy average porter.
Earlier Rating: 6/3/2009 Total Score: 2.5
The aroma is papery but has chocolate, coffee, heavily toasted malt, and cream. The appearance is dark brown with a tan head. The flavor is astringent but like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall a pretty average beer. But I dislike the long burnt finish.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: dark brown under a thick khaki head both foamy and bubbly. Head crawls up sides of glass while a flat foamy bubbly head lingers. Swirls with rich pockets of lace.
Nose: roasty and toasty. Smores – burnt marshmallow, burnt black chocolate bars, and burnt graham crackers. Touch of tar and char and black root – subtly weaves in and out. Smoldering woods. Ashen cinderblocks and old fireplaces.
Palate: toasted, roasted, burnt, bitter, barky, and grassy. Not as complex as nose implied. Burnt ash and cinders. Brittle chocolates. Lingering nondescript dryness. Burnt caramel and black bark.
Final Thoughts: if only the Porter from Red Brick had tasted as well as it smelled I might have enjoyed it more. The potential was there but far short of what I expect out of the classic porter.
Earlier Rating: 8/1/2010 Total Score: 1.9
Dark brown with a khaki head that sticks like glue to the sides of my glass, he fades in big blotchy splotches as I gaze through his clear depths. Yes Virginia, beer can be dark and see-through at the same time. Wafting my way is a nose of licorice root, black fruit juice with a tart nip through&through (prunes especially), black plums, and grapes of all varieties. Underneath I find brittle baker’s chocolate along with fig bread and graham crackers. Intriguing, though not quite what I was expecting. My first quaff is quite interestingly tart. Remember the prune juice that was quite prominent in the nose; well, so too in his palate. Massive black fruits all end with a tart twang. Weaving in and out of the tart dark fruits are black licorice root while brittle baker’s chocolate offers a solid ground upon which the Red Brick Double Chocolate Oatmeal Porter stands. Right about now I am struggling with what my expectations were based on the beer style description and what in reality I taste. I rather enjoy his palate, but it is nowhere near double chocolaty nor smooth and creamy with oats. The dark fruits make sense seeing as he is a porter in origin, but with a far more pervasive tart dark fruitiness than one typically expects. Fig filled breads come round in the finish, and the rest is simply quaff and repeat.
Not bad, not great, and especially different. For my first foray into Red Brick Brewing territory, I’m not quite sure what to think. I’d say give the Double Chocolate Oatmeal Porter a whirl around the ol’ tastebuds and decide for yourself whether you like it or not.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a nice dark body, and with a thin head. Aromas were of strong coffee, chocolate and toffee. This porter was a little on the sweet-chocolate side. Twas’ earthy, with notes of smokiness and some bitter hops. There was a bitter sweet mouth feel in the finish that was a little assertive, making this one a sipper.
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of caramel. Raosted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma is great: roasted malt, lots of coffee and chocolate, slightly sweet. Flavor is quite different. Coffee, chocolate, roast malt, but emphasis is on tart licorice. Fairly light palate; some astringency.
Plovmand (6589) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø. Pours dark brown with a fluffy off white head. The aroma is light roasted, tobacco, chocolate and light coffee. The flavour is roast, tobacco, chocolate and light coffee.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz sample. Pours black with a little light coming through. Aroma is nice and roasty with some sweet chocolate as well, also some burnt notes. Taste is nice, sweet and bitter. Great beer and a surprise because this brewery is fairly new to me and I wasn’t expecting something this good.
nathan30533 (677) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not too smoky but overall ok. Good color, caramel and smoke. My new fave by red brick. Not my favorite brewery.
Westmeister (1821) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear, dark copper with a decent tan head. The nose is of roasted, nutty and chocolate. The flavor is cocoa malts and roastiness. A nice brew for a backyard brewery. Will drink again for sure.