mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I donít know. Has a strange taste; perhaps they shouldnít be brewing this in Zinfandel barrels. Everyone has a gimmick and this is theirs.
Dodgrblu (462) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle from November 2011 while fishing stripers; crisp and roasted. Thick head.
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savnac (2354) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Clearish red/brown with a huge foamy light tan head. Aroma of musty earth, chocolate, spicy yeast and coffee. Flavor is chocolate malt, fruity yeast and some light tartness. Medium body with very active carbonation. Interesting beer, not sure if itís supposed to have a light tartness or if itís infected.
crajun (803) - , Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bomber purchased in CA during summer vacation. to glass. first aroma was of wine? faint aroma of cocoa and malt. pour was the dark black of a porter. lots of carbonation. This is the oddest damn porter ever - slight wine taste with some dark fruit, slight cocoa. weird odd and different not sure I like it; it ainít a porter but I am drinking it - kinda gotta experience this one...
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black colored beer, with a thick light beige head. The aroma of sweet dark fruits, like prune, dark malt with hop. The taste of sweet dark fruits, a little roasted malt. In the back hop bitters. The aftertaste is a little sweet and some bitter.
Torontoblue (64) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Cork pops with a lot of noise, but thankfully no gushing. Beer pours opaque brown with ruby highlights around the edges, large mocha coloured, fluffy head. Aromas of dark fruits, dusty, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and a pleasant vinous sour note too. Nice roasted bitterness on the palate, hints of dark chocolate, coffee grounds/ash, little sweetness from the malt with a nice vinous, aged sourness coming through to dry off the long, medium bodied finish.
micronaut129 (143) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
When I released the cork stopper it hit the ceiling.
While I poured this deep brown beer into my glass it was producing evermore tan dense foamy head. Very turbulent carbonation. Nicely clear and with great amounts of lacing.
Aroma has a good roasted malt smell perhaps some toffee to boot.Taste is malty of course some roasted malts toffee malts. There is a sutle coffee grounds and ash taste.
A thinner mouth feel for a porter. The excessive carbonation explodes on the palette perhaps giving the beer a lighter or thinner feel.
Not that bad really excess carbonation and foam cap but other then that not half bad.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Recent bottle from Lakeview Liquors, Chicago. Solid serviceable porter. Exploding cork, very carbonated as told by overflowing glasses. Black with lots of creamy bubbly white head. Medium roast aroma, mild coffee taste. Good drinkability that went with fish, cheese. Smooth mouthfeel.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on tap at Telegraph Brewing. This dark gem had nice coffee and chocolate notes complementing its nice roastiness. Itís a very solid porter.
alobar (2503) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mahogany brown with a soapy cream-colored head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and smoke. Chocolate,dark fruit, smoke, and roasted malt flavor with too thin body.