TomDecapolis (4340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at TBBC. Pours an amber/brown with an average creamy light tan lacing head. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee and roasted grains. Flavors of the same...but a bit thin.
decaturstevo (4416) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At TBBC. Deep dark pour wht a thin foamy off white head and lace. Light nose of toasted malt and lite coffee. Semi sweet start that hints of choclate and ends with a good bitter finish. Medium bodied slightly foamy. Another good beer that just lacks a little flavor and the carbonation is a bit off or it would be excellent.
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Dark brown or black pour, whichever it is itís completely opaque. Creamy, one finger thick mocha colored head sticks around for a while, and leaves some average lacing once it dissipates. On the nose I get a ton of coffee - grounds, beans, espresso roast - then a wave of backing chocolate and some dark fruity esters. Smells fantastic, I was shocked how good this smells. Flavor profile backs this up, once again huge on the coffee and chocolate, tons of roastiness and charred beans throughout. Medium bodied, very appropriate for the style. Bit of a slickness to it that enhances itís already high drinkability. Finishes with more coffee beans, chocolate and then a huge kick of bitter roast. Absolutely stellar!
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at TBBC. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Exactly like the picture. Hints of chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, coffee bitterness, little hops, and some caramel. Finished with a spicy full bodied mouthfeel.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2008 Sampled at TBBC. Very dark brown in color with light ruby highlights at the bottom of the glass. Aroma: alot of chocolate as well as some roasty and lightly ashy black patent, hints of smoke, light citrus and floral hops. Taste is very roasty but not over the top, tons of chocolate, and a moderate amount of molasses. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy. FInishes with lingering chocolate/roast (black patent). This was probably my favorite beer of the day.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[937-20071206] Tap @ Tampa Bay Brewpub (Tampa, FL). Aroma has a little roasty malt. Dark brown black body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Flavour is mainly roasted malt and coffee. Medium-full body is a little watery. Average.
JMFG (1585) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ TBBC. Black with a thin light tan head. Nice roasty aroma with light chocolatey tones. Nice smooth taste - a lot of roast that stays just short of being too bitter. Great roasty finish. Overall very nice and smooth, with a decent roast presence.
BigMilly8 (383) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at brewpub : Pours very dark with decent head and lacing. Aroma of coffee and caramel and roastedness. Flavor is much the same as the smell. Medium to thick body with a nice feel on the palate. Very good.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours a clear dark brown with ruby highlights and a one finger lasting tan head that leaves great lacing. Aroma of chocolate, light roasted malt, and light caramel. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium creamy mouthfeel with a medium amount of bitterness. A wonderfull Porter.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably my favorite beer from these guys. Pours a very dark brown, with a light brown head. Looks medium to full bodied. Some toasted malts, a little chocolate, and a mild roastiness all filled the air around the glass. The roast really showed up in the flavor, with a decent amount of coffee, some mild chocolate and dark malts were there too. Very creamy mouthfeel, that seemed to drink really easy. Not a very strong beer, but it left a good impression on me.