OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, - OCT 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Couleur noire foncée, mousse brune pale abondante et veloutée et adhérant à la paroi du verre, grandement aidé par le service à l’azote. Arômes de malt grillé et de chocolat. Saveurs de cacao et de fudge et exposant les malts rôtis en finale. Texture poudreuse et à la fois douce et veloutée, corps d’épaisseur ample, faible carbonatation restant en arrière-plan. En fût, Rock Bottom, Denver
onceblind (7472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour with a creamy smooth and sticky light tan head. Wonderful coffee tones and a touch of cocoa on the nose. Medium palate with a bit of unsweetened cocoa and mild roasty black coffee tones. Not gourmet coffee, but the kind that a church usually serves. Gentle roast tones and a mild sweetness on the finish.
Wordsworth (147) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pour at Denver location. Pours darkest brown with a lingering khaki head. Smells of malt, licorice, faint chocolate. Taste is a blend of roasty and milk chocolate with a long, soft bitter finish. Slick mouthfeel. Solid porter.
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick as a precursor to his Portland beer tasting. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Nose of malt, chocolate and a bit of licorice. Nice roasted malt flavor with some chocolate in the finish. Pretty solid.
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the "Portland? Psh More Like Beerland" tasting on 03/10/10. The beer pours a clear orange-brown color with a medium thin off-white head that diminishes slowly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Dark chocolate aroma with roasted malt notes. Medium, smooth body with flavors of mild coffee, chocolate and malt. The finish is chocolatey with a cocoa aftertaste. Decent overall.
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
this was listed as "purple porter on the board of the denver location. didn’t want to add a new beer without more info so i’m sticking it here for now.
dark body with a tan head. smells of coffee & slick chocolate, not cocoa. caramel shines through nicely. this is the kind of porter i like, lots of chocolate crammed into this, but it is tempered with a wood like bitterness that keeps it normal. the flavors meld in a way that i am in awe of. a nice porter a bit drier on the finish than i expected, but still nice.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at Rock Bottom in Pittsburgh. Dark blackish ruby with creamy off white head. Aroma is malt, molasses, caramel. Flavor is smokey, malt, molasses, nuts, caramel
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A sweet little nutty vanilla oil nose. Roasty chocolate and coffee flavors wash over the palate, with some smooth drying acidity in the finish. Decent.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2006 On Tap at the Rock Bottom Brewery, Denver 29/09/2005
Black and smooth on the palate. Crisp slightly bitter roast flavoured finish.
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Rock Bottom poured a dark black with a lasting amber head. Aromas of coffee and vanilla. Palate was light bodied and dry. Flavors of chocolate and coffee with a dry finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on Nitro. Good creamy head on a deep brown body. Nutty aroma with some chocolate hints. Nice malty background in the flavorsurrounded by nuts, chocolate and a touch of hop bitterness in the end. Very smooth finish.