hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated on 12-17-2011 (Bottle) This beer has a medium sized frothy, fizzy tan head that mostly diminishes, dark brown opaque body, suspended carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and some oats. The flavor is lightly bitter, earthy hops, some chocolate, roasted malt, and has a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is soft carbonation, watery and thin. This beer is light bodied. This beer’s texture is a bit thin for the style thus taking away from what might have been a tasty beer,
OPIE788 (336) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black with a tan head. Chocolate and raisin in the nose. I get a lot of dark fruit with a hint of coffee and chocolate.
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Lizardville. Black pour with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt and coffee. Light-bodied with a roasty character of coffee and malt, with a slightly tart fruit flavor in the background. The finish is roasty with a coffee aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
Chuckaduck (645) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour dark brown with a nice, fluffy light brown head. Aroma is creamy, roasty and a little chalky. Taste is dry; creamy and roasty with a light coffee finish. Oily. Some nice lacing. Not bad but not flavorful enough.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottled brew from a restaurant poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized light brown colored bubbles that were and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark brown colored body. The aroma was roasted malt and toasted malt. The semi-flat mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish with a biting roasted malt hop aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of roasted malt mild hops and dark malt. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
fauxpunker (76) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Maybe a bad batch, but very, very over-carbonated. Every bottle practically exploded upon opening and each pour was consumed with tons of foam as a result. More on the bitter side and dry. Maybe if someone else spends the money, I’ll try it again. Definitely not a re-purchase for me.
gizmo_ber (157) - - SEP 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Taster at the brewery. Dark pour, slight head. Good mouthfeel, but seems to lack some of the stout roasted/coffee flavoring, or maybe I’ve had too many coffee stouts lately.
b3shine (5452) - Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; black with nice head. Smells alright; lightly Marty. Tastes decent with an average mouthfeel. Okay, but I wouldn’t seek it out again.
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle purchased at Party Source. Darkest brown pour with a huge tan head. Creamy malt and chocolate nose with a strange oxidized and lightly infected odor. Malty flavor with some slight funk that doesn’t belong before a dry, roasty coffee finish. Must have gotten a bad bottle and by looking at the other ratings, that doesn’t seem all that uncommon. Will try again when a fresh batch comes out.
steelhead3686 (241) - Athens, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a nice rich caramel head. Light to medium roast aroma with a hint of chocolate and coffee. Slight bitter with a medium to heavy sweetness. The body is medium to full with a creamy, thick texture and a somewhat sweet finish. This porter is pleasing to the eye and mouth and it is one that I will buy again, even if it has to be at the bar.