blutt59 (6129) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, walnut colored pour with nice looking tan head, aroma has some chocolate and fruit, flavor is roasty sour with some effervescence, light finish
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009 Poured dark brown, roasted malts, little coffee, little dark chocolate, little vanilla, little sour.
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, vinous, coffee, and light chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, white wine, light coffee, cocoa, and vanilla. Would probably enjoy more in a different type of barrel.
mar (4986) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. chocolate brown with a hint of ruby. nose is light roast with chocolate and slight fruits. decent on the palate with a chocolatey roasted flavor that finishes with a hint of wine tartness.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber bottled dec 22, 2008 by way of the bman...
pours a pale ruby shade of coffee brown with a light brown head and lots of splotchy lacing.
aromas of scalded cream, roasty grain, lightly toasted wood, earth, something savory, vinous/red wine, spice and vanilla.
flavors of chocolate, charcoal, that same savory note which i can assume is yeast?, rich red wine and earthy smoke. there is a definite tannic thing happening which draws in the cheeks before an aftertaste of coffee. .
it is medium bodied with a pleasant acidity/mf. 8/3/8/3/16.5/3.85
Cavie (3969) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Dark rouge pour. Highly carbonated. Dark scents and roasted elements mixed with hints of bacon. Very tingly on the tongue. Dark bitter taste like that of a roasted coffee. Decent porter, that would pair well with bacon.
nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from City Beer Store in SF. Dark brown in color with a large beige head. Aroma is almost like a Belgian dubbel with dark fruits and just a hint of portery roastiness. Flavor is Belgian yeast, vinous notes, and a little bit of roast/chocolate. A little weak overall. Clams on the finish. Yes clams. Medium body with a mild astringency on the palate.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottled on Jun 05 2008: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a large, airy beige head. Aroma of tart black cherries and vinous oak with a touch of roasted malt. Body starts with some effervescent carbonation and a hint of sweetness giving way to lots of tart vinous fruity notes near the finish. A pretty unique wine-barrel aged porter.
bhensonb (11979) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Bottled 12/22/2008. Pours dark brown with a large, frothy tan head. Smell is dominated by zinosity, but there is underlying roast malt and perhaps chocolate/coffee. Near medium body with mild carbonation. Flavors of dark malt, chocolate and coffee. And in the finish the zin aspect pretty much takes over. Finishes towards astringent; might be oak. Nice stuff.
after4ever (6485) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22. Thanks, Riverside! Dark brown with bright caramel highlights. Loose swirls of gray foam on top. Plenty of webby lace. Watery, lightish body. Huge forward smoke and coffee mid-palate, just out of control. Barrel notes are fairly subdued. Big sour smoky finish. Unpleasant.