BeerandBlues2 (7468) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. bottle. Pours near opaque with spare fizzy off-white head and spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, roasted, nutty), light hops (grass), average yeast (leather, dough) with notes of caramel, ash and vanilla. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and moderate bitterness; thin leathery yeast and dark roasted coffee, chocolate malt flavor. Medium bodied, slick texture, average carbonation and a metallic finish.
ads135 (1742) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An okay porter with a mild cocoa character. Thankfully, I suppose, the chocolate isn’t particularly strong since it has a slightly artificial quality to it.
mnmike (701) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one in bottle last Christmas - cocoa is subtle but a good touch, the base porter is good enough to stand on its own in mediocrity.
Damico (1979) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Been sitting on this one for over a year. Pours dark coffee unclear with a big creamy cocoa colored head and a decent bit of sediment floating around. The aroma brings sweet bready malts, almost like a Belgian brew. The flavor brings the cocoa at first, and then some subtle honey, so both are delivered. The body is decently creamy and the beer goes down smooth, not much lingering on the end unfortunately.
jbierling (14) - Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Coriander and pine. Little coffee and no cocoa. Aged 1 yr past best by date.
LiMuBai (97) - - APR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Chocolate head, hints of cocoa, smooth finish with hints of bitterness. Tasty and good .
George2Tall (12) - - APR 15, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very drinkable beer whose flavor does not overpower the rest of the meal. The cocoa flavor is mild, complimenting the porter base.
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boxofrane (1219) - pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Wegmans. Pours black with a small tan film. The aroma has some cocoa, a slight lactic quality. The taste is medium cocoa but not overly flavorful.
FishBizkit (209) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A black color with a small tan head and a small amount of lacing. The aroma has a lot of cocoa and toasted malt. The flavor has the cocoa and toasted malt with the honey showing up in the aftertaste.
valpoaj (534) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
yikes, where did this one come from? don’t even remember getting this, so let’s call it ’aged’. Anyway, pours near black with a small tan head that settles into a ring very quickly - sediment-filled body. Aroma is, well, cocoa, chocolate and more cocoa - very sweet and almost Nestle Quik like - definitely one-dimensional, but the dimension is fun and pleasant. Flavor doesn’t live up to the aroma though - thin chocolate, hint of caramel malts - but its overall very shallow...blah. Palate is similarly thin and wimpy. Not a particularly good beer, though there really is nothing ’offensive’ in this brew either...
beerbastard (511) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Dark Brown pour. Roasty chocolate nose with some nut aromas. Weak flavors are the same, but it tastes watered down. No off flavors, but nothing special