Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iíve never had anything from these guys, and Iím always up for trying new brew. Can poured into a chalice.
Pours a thick deep black, with just a sheet of lace on the top after what I thought was an aggressive pour. Bits of lace cling to the glass. The nose is full of roasted goodness: ground coffee, chocolate malt, toasted bread, and a kiss of sweet vanilla on the finish.
Good hefty body. Chewy but easy to drink. Good bubble play on the palate. Big milk chocolate flavors all over this beer. Some mild roastedness rounds it out a bit. Iíve had far too many Porters that are heavy on the roasted aspect and it just wears on you, but this one is perfectly balanced, even erring on the side of a little more sweet. Some vanilla and almond noted as well.
Really a stand out beer here. Were this available to me locally, I think Iíd have regular stock of this in my fridge as my go-to dark beer.
tfontana (692) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can pour into nonic pint glass from Julioís Liquors. Appearance is dark brown with mahogany tinge, no discernible sparkle, finger-width foamy light brown head with poor retention and no lacing. Aroma is strong toffee, roasted malts, mild chocolate and vanilla. Taste is sweet roasted malts with mild chocolate, dark fruits, late roasted bitterness. Palate is medium bodied with thin, creamy texture, lively carbonation and mix of sweet and bitter roasted malts. Overall, not as chocolatey as advertised but nice nonetheless. Better as it warms.
arkurzynski (2244) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black. Roasted malt, chocular and fruit. Flavor is roasted malt with mild brown sugar and a hint of dark fruit. Mild hops.
TimE (5033) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Sweet chocolate malty nose with some hints of dark fruit and minimum roastiness. Very smooth body. Lingering chocoalatey finish.
EithCubes (5615) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from VE. Nose sweet and dark, lightly scorched with sweet caramel. Pour brown that accumulates to black in the glass, foamy light brown head. Taste heavy chocolate with light-medium mineral character, faintly airy, excellent persistent low bitterness with good hard roast, light sweetness that also persists, flourishing red berry. Lightly tart, smooth and slightly creamy, full but not fat body. Malt a little straightforward but this is a drinkable, classic porter. [2016.09.14: 3.4]
Drake (11767) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Non Beer Trip Beer Trip Beer #25. 12 ounce can, 3/8/16. Dark brown, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of strong roasted malts and clay almost bordering on bandaid. The taste is chocolate, cherries, roasted malt, caramel. Thin bodied, low carbonation. Disappointing.
Bebum (764) - USA - AUG 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark coffee/copper color, clear, tall, tight foam with no lace.
Aggressive barnyardy nose.
Medium body, moderate flavor, refreshing and well balanced mouthfeel, good carbonation and heat, avg length, clean aftertaste.
Moderately bittersweet, refreshing acidity.
Pleasant, easy drinking but not exciting.
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Maakun (3918) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Revolution. Very dark brown with thick beige head. Looks nice. Licorice, sweet stale coffee, blackberries, some roasted grains, brown sugar. Medium sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation.
argo0 (13212) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2016 12oz can. Enormous tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast/coffee, some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is sweet, coffee, some chocolate, roast, caramel. Medium body, light stickiness.
basaywhat (171) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can. Dark, slightly cloudy, brown-black. Light tan head. Deep slightly sweet chocolate, touch of spice, earthiness. Slightly bitter, nice round malt sweetness. Medium heavy body, lighter carbonation, some acidity.
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours dark brown with some tan head. Nose is powdered chocolate and a little cigar ash. Taste adds dark chocolate and some dark fruit. Nice.