rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Strange. Deep brown color with thick tan head. Scents of cocoa, molasses, malt extract, coffee. Flavor has a fair amount of earthy hop bitterness for a porter plus coffee, licorice, and liquid smoke. Body is a little too light, hops a little too present for this beer. Would love more roasty/chocolate and a hint more sweetness in this one, but i do like the complexity.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a moderate cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and dates. Flavor of roasted malt, earth/dirt, light coffee, and chocolate.
jcwattsrugger (10935) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a light brown head and black color with red tint. Aroma is sweet medium/dark malt-chocolate. Taste is sweet medium/dark malt-chocolate, some earthy hops.
drjay44 (2448) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Brewers Rendezvous 7/09/11. Pours a thin, short duration, off white head, over a dark brown (SRM 35) hazy body....nose is heavy coffee, lighter chocolate, with a touch of toffee/caramel.....taste is medium coffee, chocolate, finishing with a light bitterness.....mouth feel medium, carbonation medium. This is a typical Porter. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a small tan head over a near black body. Aromas of licorice, vanilla, chocolate, mild esters and just a hint earthy/musty. Flavors are nice, chocolate notes, vanilla, molasses, lightly earthy and a bit floral. Medium bodied with medium to slightly lighter carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours brown with a medium, fizzy and frothy tan head, medium-short retention with spotty lacing. Aroma is dark malt (chocolate, roast) with notes of prunes, dates, and lactose sugars. Flavor is medium malt, light bitterness, sweet palate then lightly dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
arminjewell (5590) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brownish with off white slightly tan head on tap. Aroma has notes of chocolate, toffee, slight coffee, touch of sour grain, roast. Taste was a bit watery, but has notes of toffee, chocolate, roast and that hint of sour grain, roasted malt slightly bitter finish.
emmasdad (85) - , Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark brown/black color with a huge light brown head. Aromas of milk chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla. On the palate, this one is medium bodied, with flavors of cocoa powder, roasted malt and vanilla.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap as 5.5% with 29 IBU. Dark brown with ruby tones, and a light khaki head that doesn’t last. Aroma of sweet coffee grounds, and some light chocolate malt. Taste was wet coffee grounds, some chocolate, some caramel, and some very mild hop bitterness. Not sure why I didn’t like it more. Maybe just too light bodied, or not roasty or chocolaty enough.
NielsenRatings (8113) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ brewery. Dark brown body with a fairly small tan head. Sweet roasty, dark chocolate malty nose that’s almost like a stout. Milky mouthfeel. Dark malty, even a bit milky, chocolate flavor. Fairly light bodied.