Tmoney99 (9601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted malty, coffee and vanilla aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark roasted sweet flavor with medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex beer.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF. Brown pour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, malted milk powder, a hint of tart cherries, chocolate and a bit of coffee. Flavor is tart up front with a lot of roast, chocolate covered cherries, toffee.
adnielsen (7578) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ home via trade with Veldrid, I believe. Thanks! Pours a dark brown appearance with a foamy, dark brown head. A touch fruity, very roasty, a bit nutty, mild coffee, vanilla aroma. A bit tart, somewhat acidic, a bit fruity, fairly thin bodied. Some coffee and vanilla but overall all that great.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Black color, tan head. Sweet, butterscotch scent. Chocolate taste. Chocolate aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Smooth drinking.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured deep garnety-brown with a sticky beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter, toasted molasses and lightly-smoked black malts, with very deep vanilla bean undertones.. a little sourness evident, otherwise it was great. The flavor had unfortunate metallic and vinegar sourness throughout.. rich, sweet vanilla bean and cane sugar in there too, along with burnt espresso showing right at the end.. lots of tasty stuff in there, but the sourness kept it from being enjoyable. Medium-bodied, sour, and roasty on the palate.. again the sourness hurt this brew badly.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Lackman in Cincy. The beer pours brownish-black with a medium fluffy beige head that recedes steadily. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, coffee and malt. Rich body with a nice vanilla mocha character with notes of roasted coffee, chocolate and hops. The finish is roasty with a vanilla aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown sugar malt. Dark brown color with small head. Tangy sweet brown sugar, chocolate, and light coffee malt. Body on the light side. Pretty good - smooth and easy drinking.
drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6/23/12. 12oz bottle. Light brown pour with plenty of reds under a small tan head. Light caramel and chocolate in the aroma with bits of coffee and ash. Bolder, slightly sweeter flavor that screams milk chocolate with touches of coffee and breakfast cereal. Oddly high, bubbly carbonation. Interesting.
Braudog (5357) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Lucky’s - Dayton. A delicious, chocolate-based porter. I’m talking big-time chocolate. Milky, dark, rich. Served on nitro, so that helped quite a bit. Nice warm-up on a cold winter evening in Ohio. (#4950, 2/28/2013)
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from The Party Source. Pours a dark brown color with some amber highlights on the edges and a tiny beige ring. Aroma of nuts, brown sugar, tobacco leaves, earth, chocolate, and a hint of fruit. Flavor of cola, chocolate, brown sugar, toffee, earth, toast, and some sort of fruity acidity. Medium-bodied, with initially low carbonation that ends sharp and a sweet, nutty, acidic mouthfeel that finishes with lingering chocolate.