Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Jeff. Aroma is nice and roasty with a dusty cocoa. Pours black/brown with a small wispy film. Taste is super chalky cocoa, roast coffee, and malt. Very dark and burnt tasting without being overwhelming. Super good porter. Thanks RR.
Fatehunter (1642) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a growler filled the day before and kept refrigerated.
Poured a half finger of head on a black body. The head was quickly gone but left some nice lacing.
The aroma is burnt and roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Very nice.
The taste follows the aroma: roasted malt, burnt wood, black coffee and dark chocolate. Really good.
The texture is a little creamy, but too fizzy.
While the fizziness pushed the rating down, it is still an enjoyable drink.
BVery (7881) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub. Dark cola pour with a spotty light beige head. Lots of chocolate in this. Earthy malts, bit of coffee, and roasty/dry late.
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draft. Pours black with a tan head. Coffee, roasted malt, chocolate with a bitter and dry finish. Good stuff.
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illidurit (2243) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours deep brown with a tan head. Lactose aroma and funky strong exotic coffee. Huge zesty coffee beans, cacao, burnt bread, all stuck on the palate by coarse carbonation.
deekyn (1364) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- 10 oz pour at RR. filtered black with deep mahogany edges, and a light tan head. Great lacing
S- coffee and toasted malt notes up front, with wood, earth, musty leather, alfalfa and then some hops. Faint chocolate mingles
M- dry, smooth and clean with only mild stickiness and good carbonation. Medium to full bodied with medium palate.
T- coffee and earth first, followed by smokey malts, alcohol and bakers chocolate and cocoa. faintly metallic minerals with notes of cola and mineral water on the relatively long, bitter end.
Concealer (937) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Dark brown, near black with a creamy tan head. Smells of toaste malt, espresso, chocolate and a light warmth. Flavor is toasted malt, espresso, sweet malt, dark fruit, light bitter and a dry boozey finish.
apingos (90) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the River. Very thick mouth feel, smooth and balanced. A sipping beer with strong roasted malt flavors. One of the bests stouts I’ve had. It reminds me of Goose Island’s imperial stout.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at RR. Slightly hollow aroma: milk chocolate, nougat, light roast. Dark cola-brown color; creamy, light-tan head with solid retention and lacing. Medium-full body; fine-bubbled, moderate CO2; milk chocolate, light roast, and plenty of dried dark fruits; a bit of vinous warming alcohol; overall, a nice light warmth with plenty of porter-y depth; progressively more alcohol as this warms. Lengthy finish of milk and dark chocolate, dark fruits, lightly dry.
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Meilby (9444) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, CA
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, licorice and leather. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate and licorice finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.