JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Aroma is shit and piss. Maybe some vinegar. Taste is more of the same, but maybe a little more chocolate. Bad.
adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Midnight black. No head. Aroma is roasted chestnuts, walnuts and chocolate. Taste is malty and sweet with a lot of nuttiness. Some chocolate and coffee with birch at the finish
Bricks (517) - Delaware, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2013 Had two of these from 2009 in 2013. The first I loved.. smooth, malty, chocolately.. with some funkiness. The last I had about a month later, tasted like a sour coin that someone shoved up their arse.. I had to pour it out. Whether it had aged too muc h or what.. I dont know, but I will go with the middle ground.
IrsLuver (28) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is black with a tan/brown head. Smells like an imperial stout to me. Mouth feel is medium bodied with ample carbonation, even after four years of cellaring. Tastes of roasted malt, molasses, slight smokiness,hay and maybe a bit of dark chocolate. Overall an excellent beer, definitely the best porter Iíve had to date. The alcohol is very well hidden.
Westchesterco (668) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
roasty, herbs, earthy, brown, cloudy, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, full body, creamy, long finish,
Iphonephan (2215) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Rich caramel in the nose. Chewy mouthfeel. Flavors of roasted malt with hints of toffee. Smooth, slightly boozy finish. A real fine porter.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque with almost no head. Aromas of licorice, cocoa and coffee beans. Bittersweet chocolate flavors accompany notes of dark fruit, coffee and licorice. Not overly bitter, shows some restraint on the roasted malts. Almost slick feeling on the palate. Very easy to drink given its 9% abv. Nice stuff.
spilledpint (337) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Southern Season.
Ar: Fairly roasty aroma, rich chocolate.
Ap: Pours a deep, thick black with a very small light brown head.
T: Very rick, deep roasted flavor. Chocolate, fairly sweet; mild finish is a touch acidic. Fairly moderate alcohol on the finish with a bit of roast.
P: Very thick, a bit oily with fairly assertive carbonation for a big porter.
O: Really nice.
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle----> snifter. Pours an inky black with little to no head. Aroma is licorice and soy with some oak. Taste follows aroma with a bitter bite at the swallow and alcohol with a bit of dark chocolate. Pretty thick palate with enough chalkiness to let you know itís still a porter. Reminds me a little more of an impy stout, but still a great beer.
HighWine (926) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of my bigger wants for a while and I was happy to get it as an extra in a trade. Glad Iím getting a chance to try this now. Best by 12-12 bottle served in a snifter. Ink black pour with a short lived light brown head. Aroma is soy sauce and white glue. Taste is vicious like a merlot, with cola and cold coffee. Thin in the mouth with a drying finish. Acidic. Iím sure this bottle sat too long and probably under suboptimal conditions. Would,like to,try a fresher one.