GenDV138 (5080) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft as part of the full sampler at Russian River. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, dark fruit, caramel. Tastes of nutty notes, roast, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish.
jkwood04 (5165) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some coffee and dark chocolate, light smoky notes, hints of dark fruits, and light dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average to smoother texture. A solid porter.
Beerenberger (1590) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Russian River Brewery - Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. A brown-black pour with a non-lasting tan head and abundant lacing. The taste is rich and robust. Dark roasted malts, lactose, chocolate, and hints of coffee. Wonderful! Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Overall, an excellent robust porter. I may move to CA.
OldGrowth (3100) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at brewpub. Good aroma. Sweet. Chocolate. Coffee. Dairy. Real good head and lace. Dark orangy brown color. Sweet flavor. Medium body creamy mouthfeel sweet bitter finish. Good porter. Aroma tad mellow. Flavor and finish are real good nice rich chocolate coffee flavor. Really good mouthfeel.
Nische (1647) - Stockholm, 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 (1288) - 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 (7650) - 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 (4111) - 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 (2139) - 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 (6003) - 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.