Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ brewpub. Opaque black-brown with small tan head. Rich chocolate aroma is roasty and toasty. Quaffable. Lots of solid, pure roasted chocolate malt. Not burnt but very roasty-toasty. Silky-smooth with great character.
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the brewpub with Beerlando. Aroma is caramel malts with a slight smokiness. Flavor is full flavored with dark roasted coffee and malt. Slight hoppy bitterness in the finish. Fairly light mouthfeel.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Dark mahogany in color, the body shines translucent with chestnut colored highlights when held to the light. A small, foamy, khaki colored head leaves minimal, spotty lacing behind. Aromas include dry roasted barley, dry cocoa, burnt caramel, and hints of coffee and dark fruit. Flavors follow suit, very roasty overall, with a strong barley and scorched caramel contingent. Earthy hop notes lend further bitterness to the roast. There is minimal chocolate or caramel sweetness. The body is on the light side for the style, well balanced, but lacking in that satisfying substance that I seek in a porter. Decent, semi-dry, roasty session porter here.
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Eh it looked pretty good. Too bad the bartender either didnt know what he was doing or the tap was way too pressured. Taste just didnt live up to what it looked like. Just bland. A good effort since its a pretty big style, but not much besides bland dark roastedness.
sebletitje (7241) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at TBBC.
Pours dark brown with beige head.
Aroma, floral hops, caramel malts, some chocolate.
Taste is hoppy, floral notes, lightly bitter chocolate finish with a nice caramel / malty notes on the palate.
Little coffee in teh afetrtaste.
For some reasons this one was a freshly new batch, and the beer seemed to be much lighter than other versions.
It remains an outstanding porter, highly drinkable.
dchmela (2766) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Cloudy dark brown pour. Aroma is bitter chocolate malt with some citrus hops. Taste is smooth malty chocolate, bitter grains and a good hop bitterness all balance really well. Very good porter.
BeerFanDan17 (1028) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - SEP 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Tampa Lowry Park Zoo WaZoo Festival in August 2008. An excellent malty and chocolatey porter. Dark and robust.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at the brewery. Beautiful dark pour. Smelled like dark chocolate and coffee and flavor is the same.
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours to a REALLY deep mahogany body with a creamy light beige head. The aroma is tootsie rolls and light grainy chocolate. The cara-pils and crystal are there to round it out. Some light smoky things going on too. The flavor is a nicely grainy chocolate and has a balanced hoppiness. Nice fitting texture.
gonzo46and2 (108) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark thin body with dark roast flavor. Light bitterness on the finish. Well balanced and easy to drink a few with the low abv and thin body.