marcus (7818) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a nice tan head and a light treacle aroma. There is a thick chocolate and coffee flavor with a dry finish.
Travlr (16879) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub, courtesy of Arne, thank you sir! Dark brown, small broewn edge head. Aroma of coffee grounds. taste is similar, light bodied.
944play (378) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Deepest brown with small tan head. Delicate coffee and caramel aroma. Pleasant rooty bitterness but not a whole lot else in the flavor makeup. Rather thin in body but crisp and welcoming of mass consumption.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007
Fruit and roast aromas. Black fruity and a little rich on the palate. Some dryness in a crisp burnt roast finish.
IrishBoy (3967) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the brewpub! Nose is roasty coffee with a chocolate hint. Very dark cherry brown with a big beige glass lacing head. Flavor is coffee, chocolate and very light hop bitterness.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with no head. Sweet toasty milk chocoalte taste with some oat notes to the finish.
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this on tap at the brewpub in Santa Rosa.
Black pour, thin white head, dry roasty flavor, it was ok
bhensonb (12753) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Toasted malt aroma. Maybe a chocolate hint. Near opaque brown/black color with a tan head. Medium body with very smooth carbonation. The flavor reminds of the old Guinness (this is a heavy porter). It’s a very toasted porter with a nice amount of bitter in the finish.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 6, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at the brewpub. Poured an opaque black color. Head was thin and off white. Not much aroma other than a hint of wet dog. Not a good smell. Dry and relatively flavorless other than subdued roasted malt. One of my least favorite.