JFGrind (1726) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro draft poured a thick beige head, brown body with chocolate, bourbon undertones and strong sweet malts. Many stout qualities to this beer which has me question why it is labelled a porter.
Sammy (7120) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap (nitro) at Capone’s Restaurant. Kudos for going out and getting this kind on thing.Decent enough nitro beer, big and creamy leaving a lace sheet. Sligt coffee aroma. Dark brown. Decent drinkability.
Leafs93 (1414) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a mocha head. Aroma is roast, vanilla and dark chocolate. Taste was sweet with some bitters. Lighter bodied then expected with some stickiness.
can8ianben (1229) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Lansdale Beer Fest 2012, lovely smoky notes, rich and full-bodied, a very tasty porter.
Chalsk (946) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro at Capones. Pours a black color with a caramel colored head. Aroma of caramel, roast, and vanilla, with some chocolate mixed in. A sweet caramel taste with nice roasty notes. Vanilla up front, chocolate through the finish. Really excellent on nitro.
DeputyAndy (627) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pitch black pour. Creamy head. No nose. Taste is very chocolate milk. Silky smooth finish. Great
JCB (3862) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capone’s, Norristown. Nice thick body, somewhat oily consistency and a medium head. Nose of sharp booze but also heavy vanilla bean. Body was a bit slick, palate occasionally a bit hot. Flavors were very enjoyable, with the bourbon mellowing alongside vanilla and hints of sweet cherry.
dmac (3222) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Capones. Poured a medium density deep dark brown with a foamy light beige head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, light roastiness, wood, chocolate. The body is a little thin, softer carbonation and an average duration on the aftertaste. Flavor of vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, toast. Solid beer.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4035) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2012 Sample on draft at The House of 1000 Beers this beer poured a black color with a small creamy tan head that lingered and left incredible lacing. The aroma was coconut, vanilla, malted milk and light chocolate. The flavor was moderately bitter and toasty with notes of coconut, vanilla, chocolate syrup, bourbon, malted milk and raisin. There was a light boozy presence that did note distract too much. The fish was long with coconut, vanilla, cocoa and raisin lingering. Thick, smooth and creamy body. Excellent.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Capone’s: Aroma of malt, light Bourbon, vanilla, and some chocolate. Poured very dark brown/ruby in color with a huge, creamy, rocky, brown head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Medium sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, chocolate, vanilla, slight Bourbon, and a hint of roasting. Medium body. Thin, then dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Malt, light Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, slight roast finish is medium sweet, slightly bitter, and dry. Not much barrel to it.