CaptainCougar (7133) - 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 (3502) - 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 (4576) - 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 (1275) - 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.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Varied aroma of chocolate, nuts, vanilla, and a hint of butter. Poured a dark brown color with orange highlights. The head was tan. Medium bodied and dry. The flavor was roastier than I had expected based on the nose and there was a nice nutty note. Pretty good beer.
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hmm....I see that there’s a bit of disagreement about this brew. When I sat down at this overwrought pretentious tourist trap, I wasn’t expecting much. The first few sips of this dark brown bordering on black porter--served in a plastic cup for Christ’s sake--didn’t immediately dispel my misgivings. But as I sipped through the brew the lightly sweetened chocolate set against the coffee and thick oaty/nutty base against the mild lactose sweetness grew on me.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks Mullman for sharing. Very strange, odd taste and mouthfeel. Couldn’t get past the acidity and alcaseltzer to get any flavor. A shipwreck for sure for me.
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JAN 30, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to skyview. Dark pour with brown head. Roasted, nutty nose. Flavor is roasted, caramel malt, with a touch of molasses. Very carbinateed. Very light body for the style. Rather straight forward, clean finish.