Clownoisseur (264) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours chocolate brown with a mocha head. Nice aroma of chocolate and roasted nut. Tastes silky with chocolate ,toasty malts, some smoke and some mild alcohol. Delicious. Finishes very smooth with lasting cocoa.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the 12/2013 3R6P gathering +++ Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was cola, malt and hints of cherry and vanilla. The flavor was woody and roasty with notes of cola, malted milk and a hint of smoke. Medium length finish of roasty wood, cola and smoke. Medium body. Ok.
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, licorice. Flavour is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, hop, pine, licorice. full body. Pleasent beer.
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Appearance in my HF tulip is black with a big frothy brown head and great lacing. Marshmallows, cocoa, woody, coffee, leathery, earthy, molasses, and tar in the aroma. Taste is so smooth and roasty - black licorice, leather, brown sugar, big marshmallow sweetness, dark chocolate, espresso and anise. Syrupy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Seriously tasty beer and right up there with the best of porters. Nice!
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
GABF. Dark brown pour, brown head. Really nice beer! Roasty and some smoke. The smoke isn’t over the top at all. Molasses, raisins, dark bread. Damn fine brew.
nimbleprop (5186) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a watery black with some creamy tan head. Nose is nutty, malty, brown bread, molasses, licorice. Flavor is malty, cereal brown sugar, cake icing, caramel, molasses. Clean, dry finish. Super drinkable. Solid for the style.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GABF 2013, big malty and roast aroma, taste was a great roasted malt and nice body.
Sledutah (5098) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of toasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, rich chocolate, some coffee
Nice, clean and tasty
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ GABF. Black pour with a large tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and licorice. Some mild ash, toffee sweetness, and a hint of graham cracker. Maybe some dark fruits. Nice vanilla, toffee, and graham cracker sweetness to the flavor. Some dark fruit, bitter chocolate, ash, and roasted malt. Nice coffee, too.
Dr_MedievAle (197) - Alabama, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured at GABF. Incredible fresh, roasted malts and coffee on nose. Bitter chocolate and punchy roasty flavor. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with clean finish. An excellent fresh beer. My love of barrel aged stuff made me forget the virtues of fresh beer. RR made me remember.