jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Pick’s poured into an English Pint. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with about a finger of dark tan head. Aroma of light coco and coffee notes with some kind of odd raspberry scent. Taste is light bitter and very light sour. Kinda watery coffee and chocolate with that odd raspberry taste again. Light bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and not much of a finish. Overall, it’s ok. Pretty bad for a Schlafly brew though. Nothing to see here folks, move along please....
DiarmaidBHK (3861) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from State Line Liquors. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Has some molasses notes on the nose. I definielty get some caramel on the tongue. Finishes clean. Eh!
nimbleprop (6355) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a watery, mostly opaque dark brown with ruby edges and some lacing, creamy, beige head. Nose is spot on, toast, bread crust, some brown sugar, initially it has a hint of piney hop, some dark chocolate. Solid. Flavor is the same, malty, cracker, toast, brown bread, a little caramel. Malty without being sweet. Dry finish. Expertly crafted.
EyeAmBaldman (442) - Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours translucent black with an off white head. Finally a good Schlafly beer! Tastes of coffee and malt. Reminds me a bit of Founders Porter..not as good but still good. Has a smoky, roasted finish. Good beer.
edgallow (3084) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is the chocolate, malts and a hint of coffee.
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gregwilsonstl (1572) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black. Thin tan head. Chocolate. Sweet. Roasted. Sampled at hop in the city 2013
shrubber85 (9468) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Molasses and chocolate malt aroma. Dark chestnut with small head. Mildly sweet molasses and cocoa malt flavor. Body on the light side. Decent.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had at their tap room in St. Louis. Nice creamy porter. Some roastiness but not too much. Smooth finish. Good beer.
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where and how: bottle 355 ml V. Beach
Aroma coffee, roasted barley, whiff og alcohol, black forest cake. Slight sourness on sides. 6+
Top: tanned medium lighter top, fizzy mid.
Base: hazy brown .
Palate : milder carbonation, medium bodied.
Taste: Frontal chocolate with slight porter tartness. Straight, easy going traditional porter.
mike5326 (1328) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a chilled/room temperature bottle. Dark brown color, slight tan head. Roasted coffee and malt smell. Good initial roasted flavor, very mild bitterness, clean finish.
EtTuCthulhu (1386) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(This beer is a little old.) First of all, the appearance of this brew is a dark brown color with almost no head, and the aroma is reminiscent of roasted malts and bread yeast. The taste is slightly sweet, slightly umami, and slightly bitter, and the mouthfeel combines a medium body, thin and slick texture, soft carbonation, and a long finish.