VatMasterson (71) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick foamy pour and head remains in glass lacing nicely. Caramel roast not too sweet and not as bitter as you might expect from this brewer. A beautifuly satisfying porter / stout. Well done.
commonshawn (1048) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Some holiday spice and malt nose. Nearly black appearance with thick creamy head and good lacing. Malty. Subtle spice. Decent body. Just above average.
Metalchopz (3076) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of their Winter Classics pack purchased in Vegas. Pours a clean deep cooper colour with a beige head, average retention and nice lacing. Roasted malt aromas with a decent amount of hops. Hints of molasses. The taste is pretty much the roasted malts with hops, creating a nice dryness. Apple notes lingering. Not your spicy holiday porter, but a hoppy dark brew.
Iphonephan (6194) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle at the OBX. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Malty nose. Flavors of dark fruits. Smooth rich finish.
Aggiebob (765) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. It poured black with a tan head. The aroma was roasted malts and cocoa. It was a little sweet up front and balance on the end.
tfontana (695) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour into pint glass. Aroma is fairly weak and nondeScript--cardboard, weak anise, bread. Appearance is clear, dark dark reddish brown with small off white head, mild sparkle with poor persistence and mild lacing. Taste is mild sweet caramel maltiness with some anise. Palate is light to medium bodied with thin texture, lively carbonation and minimally balanced sweet and bitter finish. Overall, there’s really not much to this. Easily skipped.
Obfuscate (473) - Minneapolis, - NOV 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Winter collection Sam 12 pack. It’s a good beer. Caramel, chocolate, hint of spice. Good beer for the season.
mjmoen (326) - - NOV 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with tan head. Nice chocolate flavors and aromas.
Quick3Beers (947) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown from a bottle. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, cola, bittersweet. Good beer.
rdixon77 (2328) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent enough porter. Little bit burnt tasty, some chocolate and malts. Mild bitterness.