ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a black-brown color with a thin covering of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some decent lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted and slightly burnt chocolate malt with a bit of coffee and some earthy hops/
T - Starts off with some sweet roasted chocolate malt with some lightly earthy hop. Through the middle some burnt malts come through with some more hops flavor and coffee. The finish is a mix of roasted coffee and chocolate malts with a bit of sweetness.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a slightly dry and roasted finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced porter with a good mix of chocolate and coffee flavors. Could use a touch more body,
aleph (231) - - APR 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ Triple Rock. Malt, coffee, chocolate. Thin body for a porter, flavor doesn’t sustain, almost a chalky quality.
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Triple Rock. Pours a dark brown that looks like cola at the edges with a small light tan head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is roasted coffee, some light chocolate, some light caramel, and a bit of nuttiness. The initial taste as a light sweetness. This is followed by some roasted coffee and a bit of chocolate. The finish is some bitter coffee. Light bodied. Medium carbonation.
thetmaxx (893) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Aroma is of coffee and chocolate. Flavor is nice, mostly coffee. Palate us thin though, kind of a theme at this brewery. Thin head too.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Beer Revolution. Pours with a clear, lighter brown pour with a minimal tan head. Aromas are a little spicy (rye?), nutty, malty, light chocolate. Some yeast notes, light herbal hops and a bit husky. Flavors of brown sugar, malty, nutty, a bit salty and minerally. Lively bubbles, a bit weak.
Ratman197 (12540) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Triple Rock poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee and light bitter chocolate. Palate wasmedium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, coffee, roasted malt and light vanilla with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
joeneugs (5248) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with red highlights in the light. The aroma is nice with roasted coffee beans and hints of hops. The flavor is really nice with strong coffee and roasted malts a strongly roasted porter with a good potent hop finish that doesn’t overwhelm. Nice job.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is nearly black, at worst very dark brown, with a khaki head.
S: Lots of coffee notes to this one with plenty of roast to go along with it. A decent dark chocolate aroma along with some earthy hop aromas.
T: Like with the nose, there’s a solid roast and coffee character. Plenty of bitter, dark chocolate and a solid earthy hop flavor. The beer is fairly bitter, but works nicely for a roasty porter like this.
M: The body is maybe a touch thin with a medium level of carbonation.
D: Another solid Triple Rock beer. I really enjoyed this porter and found it very easy to drink my glass.
Ungstrup (32870) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A deep red beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is dominated by notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, lending it a slight acidic edge, before the dry finish sets in.
JaBier (6412) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub on 8/8/10. Darkest brown/black pour with a thick tan head. Roasty coffee nose with some chocolate and a nitro metallic character that isn’t too prevalent. Super roasty flavor with a bit of chocolate and a bitter roasty finish.