Ratman197 (8486) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with red highlights and small diminishing amber head. Aromas of cocoa, coffee and a hint of smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, a hint of coffee, roastiness and light smoke with a lingering finish.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brown with garnet highlights and a fizzy, tan head with little lasting ability. Nose is faint, choclate, cocoa, little coffee. Flavor is weird, chocolate and cocoa with honey and a sour note. Little to no hop presence. Palate is medium to light with a lively carbonation, and round character. Finishes with dark choclate and sour notes. Definately interesting but too weird and not balanced to be worth drinking.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma has lots of coffee, sour fruit, chocolate, and toasted malt. The appearance is dark purple-brown with a small head. The flavor is exactly like the aroma. The palate is average for a porter. This is a poor porter.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very much on the lighter side at least in color. Well, the palate is lighter than what one would expect for a winter warmer. Neither the cocoa powder or honey seem to offer up a whole lot of a character. Straight forward no thrills no frills kind of beer.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
New in Town
Pours a dark shade of chestnut but with a vanishing tan head. The aroma is fatty and nutty, hints of raw coco, old coffee, and bakerís chocolate. The flavor is sharp and unrefined, lactic, and butter-milky. Taste like a blend of Swiss-cheese and bakers chocolateÖ why is my bottle wildly different than Degarthís- seems odd?
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
New in town. Saw it at World of Beer and Beer World of Largo. VERY chocolate/cocoa accented. High concentration invokes cocoa powder and makes me want it warmed up with little marshmellows in it. Dark brown to ruddy black with a quickly diminishing mocha head. Big cocoa blast in the fore. Thinnish body. Almost has the feel of istant hot chocolate. If thicker with a few more other flavor notes this could be pretty good. Itís just seriously basic as it is, but quite tasty if you like cocoa and if that is what you want then this is a solid beer. I have to confess that personally it is a flavor I rather enjoy so whil it aint a Porter Iíd want to have on my deathbed it is tasty, to me.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2005 Not as heavy as I would have like it, but still a decent offering. Not bad. Nice chocolate undertones with cocoa aftertaste. The malt is present, but need more assertiveness. A good brew for a cold night.
Ernest (5892) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2006 2006 Bottle.
Head is initially small, fizzy, light brown, fully diminishing.
Body is medium to dark brown.
moderately malty (chocolate/cocoa, roasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs).
moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation.
Except for some of the roasty malt character in the background and finishing bitterness, this is not too far from being a chocolatey soda. Force carbonated fizz, quickly/fully dying head, simple aroma/flavor.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2006 Draft at the brewery: Very dark with ruby-red highlights; very little head. Lightish body, similar to milk, but carbonated. Very sweet flavors: Nestle Quick milk chocolate mostly. Very mild bitterness hidden behind a slight lactic sourness. I appreciated some of the chocolaty flavors, but as far as porters go, it really didnít do much for me. RERATE, BOTTLE: Big cocoa and freshly ground coffee in the nose. Weakish texture; somewhat watery. Pretty good chocolate flavors throughout. Mild bitterness, probably not enough.
joet (1991) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 8, 2003
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Gnarly fruit esters sourness and cocoa. Worse than a fruit cake. Sad. Thanks Whip-In!