mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours Black with a smallish off white head. Smells of roasted malt, some hops, and a hint of chocolate cocoa. The flavor is fairly simple. The hops and cocoa powder seemed to take a front seat as far as flavor goes. Some roasted malt and chocolate as well. Not an exciting porter, but drinkable. These side project brews just all seem icredibly average to me.
beerlud (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hardly any head. Color Dark brown in the center to a Iced tea brown on the outside. Chocolate on the nose but not too overbearing, with hints of raspberry truffle and tea leaf. The Flavor is also Chocolate with hints of espresso, and a subtle roastiness. The best part of the beer is the silky smooth chocolate finish. It feels like a Dove chocolate commercial! There is even a chewy, stickiness of an actual piece of chocolate.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle] shared at Skyviewís Lex/Larp Cellars Farewell. Pours a clear caramel with a smallish tan head. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is clean chocolate, only a little roasted malts, and ends nice and dry.
darkguardian (724) - Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a dark dark brown with a light tan head. Great nose with lots of chocolate and a slight bit of coffee roast. Flavor is where this falls down. Its very one dimensional tons of chocolate. Good artisan chocolate but there isnít much else there a slight bit of caramel maltiness and a touch of roast in the finish. The body is incredibly thin. There needs to be a thicker mouthfeel here. A bit of a letdown but not bad. Just not great.
PorterPounder (5110) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 22 oz bomber. Pours a jet black with a nice mocha colored head that leaves nice thick lacing. Fresh aroma with hints of cocoa and a hint of candied fruit. Flavor has some good black dirt earthiness, a touch of day old coffee and some bakerís unsweetened chocolate. Mouthfeel is nice and chalky - like a porter should be. Rather enjoyed this one.
TheEpeeist (3144) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a spongy tan head. Nose is cocoa, coffee and molasses. Gets richer as it warms. Sharp and fizzy medium body. Taste is sour coffee, apple and bittersweet chocolate. Coffee beans to finish. A nice drinker.
ObsceneOne (32) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bitter sweet cocoa and malt nose. Jet black appearance with a brown creamy head. Light body with coffee and bitter coca on the pallet. A good beer but not their best.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Daknole. Opaque dark brown, almost black with no head. Very dry cocoa aroma like a simple dry chocolate cake with some mild metallic notes. Nice palate with medium carbonation. Fairly light bodied, lighter than expected and simpler too. Good chocolate flavor and is not sweet but lacks oomph.
daknole (8348) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2009
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark, dark brown pour. Barely any head at all. Aroma is a pure chocolate bomb. But the flavor is dry, roasty and a bit astringent. I was let down by the flavor big time. Not what I expected.
Oakes (11410) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 6, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dull looking dark brown with no head. Lots of cocoa in the nose, little else. Despite hints of syrupiness on the nose, itís lighter on the palate. Dos Cocoas finishes just a touch syrupy with some cocoa notes.