SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark sepia brown with an off white head. has great lacing. Thereís not much of a chocolate aroma, but the chocolate flavor is very rich and nice. I like it.
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. I was expecting so much more. chemical aroma and flavor, dar pour. just ok at best.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2007
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Black body with a small tan head.Roasted malt aroma with some molasssas. Roasted malt flavor, almost charred malt, and some sour milk in the end.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pors dark with a one finger thick tan head. Aroma is sour, roast, and slight chocolate. The flavor is slight chocolate, funk, and roast. I thought i would have enjoyed this brew, it looked great, and i love porters, but this was not that pleasant.
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma initially started out fantastic, but soon got a slight sour/metalic aroma as it warmed. The same can be said about the taste, it was initally fantastic when it was really cold, but I let it warm too long (though it was only about half an hour) and it ended up being a chore to finish.
dumacub (18) - dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2007
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
an overall underwhelming affair.
I too sucumb to the promise of cocoa goodness only to be once again dissapointed.
It has a dark brown almost black appearance with a sweet aroma. fair mouthfeel if you can manage to get around the overpowering sour/metallic tastes that just sits in your mouth. not sure what to do with the other five.
Dogbrick (7659) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at From The Vine beer tasting Jan 26th, 2007: The beer is a dark chestnut color with a medium thin and rather fizzy light brown head that dissipates right away. Thin and spotty lacing. Cocoa aroma similar to opening a can of the powdered mix. Not much else to the aroma. Medium-bodied and lightly roasty with cocoa dominating the flavor as well. The finish is sweet cocoa and is chalky at times. Pretty much a one-trick pony.
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from State Line. Pours turbid deep brown with fizzy, 1-finger khaki head. Aroma of scwarzbier, with the dark roast malt and slight dark chocolate and slight molasses and nuts. Tastes tart, with some fruity dry red winet notes, plus roasty malt. There is a definite lactobacillus presence here, which gives this one a sour flavor; a flavor which I am not sure was intended. Letís rate this and just say Iíll rerate with a fresh sample later. For now, it tastes like a mixture of chocolate syrup and vinegar poured over and collected from my wifeís unwashed feet.
eaglefan538 (2859) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 25, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark brown color with a tannish type head, decent retention, good lacing. Aroma was cocoa and coffee. Flavor was nasy sour cocoa/chocolate mixed with coffee, lactic notes, sour citrus, and diacetyl. This sucker was pretty bad, acidic, astringent, sour, nasty weak mouthfeel. Another TK bust beer.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 24, 2007
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
(Bottle (best by 4/07) from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/massachusetts/w target=blank>Julioís Liquors) Pretty hideous...Pours hazyish dark cola-like brown with about three fingers of light brown head. Aroma is weird - smells more like food than beer. It smells like a sour sauce of some sort, soy sauce and cheap chocolate. Sour honey smell, if thatís possible. Hmmmm. Mouthfeel watery and fizzy. This is crap. It tastes like leftover Chinese food, vinegar, honey and weakly carbonated YooHoo mixed together in somebodyís garage. Itís awful.