deaconmike (295) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber into a tulip. Nearly jet black with a mocha head. Aroma is roast and chocolate. The taste is roast, chocolate, ash, lactose and a bit metallic. Heavy on the sweetness, but has a slightly dry bitter finish. Body is light/medium with soft carbonation. Overall, a nice twist on a porter.
rbrazell (1403) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from New Leaf. Black pour with a a brown head. Rich chocolatey aroma with notes of dark malts and cream. Dry, roasted malt flavor up front fading into chocolate with touches of prunes. Slightly bitter finish. Not bad.
ben4321 (3463) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Sparrow, 9/22/13
Aroma: The nose is dark chocolate, roast, a little smoke, and some earth as well
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color, with a thin, light, beige colored head and drippy lace
Flavor: Tastes lightly sweet/chocolate, but more so roasty, notes of earthy bitterness and smoke
Palate: The body is light-medium, a touch thin, with average carbonation, and a dry, smoky finish
I thought this was a solid one, although the mouthfeel does leave a touch to be desired. It just comes off as a little thin and dull in the feel. As for the rest of the beer, the chocolate is present, obviously, but the roast dominates it, and the smoke and earth act as nice bit characters as well. There’s a nice foundation here, but it could use a little work.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep ruby maroon color, big fluffy tan head. Aroma of chocolate milk, coffee, dark fruit. Taste is brandied raspberry candy covered in chocolate. Tasty. Sweet and dessert-like.
pineypower (2359) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours out black with a small tan head. Aroma is of lots of se,pm I-sweet chocolate, light roasted malts, and caramel. Taste is lots of chocolate, mostly a bitter dark chocolate with a medium to high level of sweetness, caramel, light roast, silky smooth body.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/16/13. 22oz bomber from Grassroots. Dark pour, deep brown, with a small tan head. Rich cocoa aroma, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, hot chocolate, some ashiness, a hint of acidity. Rich flavor, more chocolate, bitterness, a hint of acidity. Not bad.
EithCubes (4568) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber, this one 5.6% abv instead of six. Nose bracingly, overpoweringly hot chocolate and cocoa powder. Pours opaque pitch brown with a creamy, dense light brown head, laces well but no legs. Watery light body again all dark choco and cocoa powder, but it’s a clean and pure strain. No hops or significant bitterness to weigh this down, it’s sweet but not cloying, and not really even noticeably -- much more chocolate/cocoa than sweet, if that makes any sense at all. Very light, very gentle smoke and ash. Smooth with prickling carbonation, no alcohol presence. This concoction is decidedly un-beery but I am greatly supportive. And think it would pair superbly with a chili dish, or as a chili variant, either at this level of easygoing wateriness or gummed up with extra body and alcohol (and some roast. Yum!).
Ed5388 (1598) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a cola brown color with a finger of foamy dark tan head. Aromas of sweet chocolate, Hershey syrup, caramel, and some faint smoke. Taste is ashy, smoked malt, bakers chocolate, with an almost tart citrusy bitterness.
LilBeerDoctor (3296) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of tootsie rolls, chocolate fudge, cocoa powder, chocolate malt. Super chocolatey aroma. Flavor of chocolate malt, cocoa powder followed by darker, bitter chocolate, and roasted malts. Nice chocolate porter, rather complex.
Westchesterco (769) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle this beer is a chocolate brown with a slight head. The aroma is of chocolate. It tastes of roasted coffee with chocolate overtones that linger on the palate