IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice commercial description. Too bad the beer wasn’t what was advertised. I got a very light bodied brew with light flavors overall of roasted malt, very light chocolate, and a little vanilla coffee flavor. Full flavor? No. Full Body? No. Good beer? Actually, it wasn’t too bad. Nice blend of flavors. I just don’t appreciate the description telling me about a completely different beer. Don’t be afraid to sell your product for what it is.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from the lady in my life: It poured a deep brown body, clear around the edges, with a creamy tan head that devolved into a smallish but sustained bubbly affair. The aroma promised much, with milk chocolate, lightly roasted malts, runny molasses, and coffe grounds, but it turned into a watered down drink. The flavor is roasty with bittersweet chocolate and charred nuts (Ouch!). The finish was a bit dry. Drinkable, but probably won’t be repeated.
TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of my girlfriend’s brother’s trip to the brewery. Pours a rich dark brown, opaque, big coca cola hued head stays moderately large, laces. Aromas are nice chocolate, lighter coffee grounds, a touch of sweet cream nestled between moderate roasted malts. Initial rocks a too thin body, light creamy chocolate, coffee roast, roasted malts of decent flavor, and a bit of a vegetal finish nestled into the sweet and roast balance towards the finish. Lighter fare, touch vegetal and butterscotchy. I had high hopes for this on the aroma, but the beer itself fell short. Cheers.
RSRIZZO (1841) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle courtesy of Headbanger) - Color is black with good carbonation and a thin off white head. Aroma is a faint roasted malt scent. Taste is burnt and dry. Starting with a medium body it goes down easy with a smooth fizzy feel. Finish is a deep roasted burnt like taste with a touch of bitterness. After taste is dry with the burnt lingering a bit. Its ok but a bit drier then I like a Porter it be.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 9/1/08: Pours a semi-transparent dark mahogany with a fully-lacing tan head. Aroma of semi-sweet dark toasty caramel malts with a touch of dark chocolate. Body starts with good fullness and toasty dark caramel maltiness with some chocolatey bittersweetness and hop balance before the smooth finish. A pretty decent porter.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 30, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz bottle from Headbanger - thanks! Near black with a big khaki head. Big, lightly bitter baking chocolate nose, a bit herbal. Flavor follows to a T, although a bit weaker than the aroma promised. A bit thin, excellent lace rings. Solid if unspectacular.
Headbanger (2739) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle 5/27/09 (Purchased at Brewpub)-Pours a lighter black with a small loose tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste of the same with the chocolate and a bitterness come across on the back end. This medium bodied brew is not bad and I was quite surprised.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to Skyview. Black color with a medium head. Very light roasted barley aroma. Dry malt taste. Light coffee and cocoa flavors. A bit metallic. Overall decent.
gws57 (1271) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one bottled, thanks Dad! Thick, coal black pour with a thin, rapidly dissipating light brown head, a good, nutty and malty nose, and a flavor of roasted almonds, sweet coffee, and chocolate malts. Smooth and slightly bitter finish. Not bad!
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2008
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. very light malt aroma. Light to the palate. weak malt taste with a metalic finish.