Nische (427) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated from backlog. On tap at the Russian River brewpub in Santa Rosa. Dry roasty up front with a nice roasty finish, very tasty and somewhat complex.
mrhoppy (1173) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap Pours a dark brown/black with a small head. Aroma roasted malts, chocolate, nuts. Medium bodied. Tasty.
lusikka (4964) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ the brewpub, Santa Rosa. Rated on 20.10.2012.
Pours a black colour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of rich roasted malts, tobacco and ash. Flavour is really rich with roasted malts, tobacco, grassy bitterness, dark chocolate and mellow caramel notes. Rich mouthfeel with a malty, slightly dry finish. Great.
callmemickey (1835) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown body, medium pale brown head, streaky lacing. Nose is mellow roast, coffee, caramel, and chocolate. A light bitterness is hinted at. Flavor follows through with a similar balance of roasted malts, caramel, toffee, coffee, and bittersweet chocolate. Medium to full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Nice roasty-bitter finish.
oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Russian River. Dark brown pour with a frothy beige head. Chocolate and roast with toffee and caramel in the finish. Full body with fine bubbled effervescence. Nice
bytemesis (2131) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear dark reddish brown with a small brown head and great lacing. Light aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and dark roasted malt. Flavor about the same, lightly sweet and with a light bitter dry grassy finish.
DruncanVeasey (6595) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@the brewpub, Santa Rosa, CA, 13/08/12. Black with a pentagonal (?) slick of beige lacing finely. Chocolate, coal, burnt walnut and black toast in the aroma. High cocoa chocolate, mocha and slight blackberry beyond with pronounced US hop undercurrents. Hop-bitter, well roasted finish. Very nice.
sistinas (88) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Russian River. Poured a very dark brown, had a finger of head when I got it. Aroma of malts and mild coffee, had a lot more coffee and some bitter chocolate along with sweet mildly roasted malts when I drank it. Medium bodied, not too carbonated. Good solid beer but nothing special.
strongpieman (1309) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dark brown, tall head. Strong roasted aroma, body is medium light, and finish is a little sharp. Good porter.
ration (1839) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
210712. Tap at Russian river brewery, Santa Rosa. Pour a dark brown/black with a small head. Aroma roasted malts, chocolate, nuts. Medium bodied. Well balanced. Not Bad.