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 (1189) - 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.
beastiefan2k (2965) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle shared by mullman. Pours with a black and a tan head. The beer is roast, caramel, light diacetyl, and light infection, Nice way to cover the not-to-dos in beer. Has that infection fizzy mouthfeel.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Near black with a lid of light tan/khaki bubbles. Hints of dark caramel, molasses and roasted malts. Quite water in feel. Thin flavors as well. Flavors of lightly burnt toast and touch of cocoa.
jaymobrown (1782) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Vanilla nose. Dark cola color. Slight caramel flavor with coffee. Roasted oat and bread. Thin texture.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dark brown pour with a medium tan head - the look is the best part. Aroma is somewhat choco-roasty, but smells off. Taste is similar, but the bottle could be suffering from infection.
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle- from Door County. Dark chocolate brown, cream head with good lacing. Little bit lighter in flavor at first taste, but then developed over time and could taste the clean chocolate malts. Not terribly complex, but solid.
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on tap yesterday at the restaurant. Solid deep mahogany hue with light brown foam. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. The mouthfeel was excellent, not too watery but also sessionable. The flavor was outstanding as well...smooth iced coffee came to mind. Very smooth and very tasty makes this porter a winner.