jmohno (955) - Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brow with plum and a red hue.
Mild cocoa,sweet bread,coffe roast ,more of a mocha but really very mild.
mouthfeel seems a bit flat a slight initial citrus fades quick to a flat bittersweet but more sweet with a mild smooth herbal/slight citrus bittering.Somewhat mild and boring but still decent.
thirdeye11 (5336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle) clear medium brown with nearly no head. Nose of cocoa, coffee, and chocolate malt, pretty standard smelling really. Taste of watery chocolate, a bit ashy and roasty, a bit of banana, and cocoa powder. Body is thin and some of the odd flavors continue into the palate linger.
strongpieman (1308) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2012 Bottle. Rich chocolate aroma. Brown, clear, light head. Roasted flavors come out in the finish. A nice porter but the finish was a little too much (chalky almost)
Sledutah (3624) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle thanks to thirdeye11
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a medium sized creamy beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and dried cocoa
Taste: Roasted malts, rich chocolate, caramel and coffee
Tasted watered down. The aroma was nice and flavorful
beerme31 (430) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2012 Bottle. Pours black thin brown head. Aroma of cocoa, coffee. Roasty mild sweet flavor, tastes a bit watered-down. Body is medium thin, not much finish at all. I expect more out the brewer on this one. Overall pretty disappointed and just ok overall.
pineypower (2305) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours out dark brown with no head, or no sight of any carbonation....great. Aroma is of cocoa, light caramel, some hardly noticeable floral hops. Taste is cocoa, light caramel, some chocolate, sweet honey, and some light bitterness with a watery body. Other than the body, not much wrong with this one, but not much right either, just kind of there.
DrSilverworm (3978) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Best-by date: 5/14/12. Dark brown color, minimal off-white head leaving some lace. Light carbonation, creamier texture, but a light body. Honey and cocoa work well together to create a relatively unique winter brew. Light, subdued honey-like sweet taste. Easy to drink. An imperial version, like what Tommyknocker did for their nut-brown ale, would be interesting.
SJL_ (10) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle and drank from a pint glass. Pours a rich dark brown color with a thin head and smells of honey and cocoa. The aroma prepares you for a sweet porter, but it surprisingly drinks very light and the flavor unfortunately does not old up to the smell. An easy and enjoyable drinking beer, but I prefer my porters with a little more muscle.
Errl (1085) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is dark brown, with light tan head..Nose is coffee and chocolate, Taste is coffee beans and chocolate, palate is silky with coffee and chocolate lingering..Let it warm a bit before drinking,It gets better as it warms
beaz1591 (214) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a dark Hershey chocolate brown with thin head. Smell of cocoa and malts. Taste reminds me of a spiked hot chocolate. It’s ok.