kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark brown, scant head,
dry chocolate aroma,
dry dark chocolate flavor, light roasted keeps it dry, a coffee character provides a bitter finish,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
kermis (3667) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF. Pours near black with a medium beige head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, toffee and fudge. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours deep brown with a thin beige head. Medium roasted malts, coffee, light chocolate sweetness, and some lingering roasted malty finish. Smooth and drinkable.
Travlr (9827) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Murky dark brown color, thick brown head. Aroma of dark milk chocolate. Taste is espresso grounds, dark bittersweet cocoa. Nice.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, oatmeal, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, lactose, burnt brown sugar, caramel, and light ash.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.
illidurit (1961) - Sonora, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery during RBSG 2012. Reddish brown pour. Ashy, cheap chocolate, cigarettes. Over-roasted without the body to keep up. Not feeling this.
joeneugs (2576) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. It pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has lots of coffee and dark chocolate. The flavor is the same, tons of coffee and roasted malt. Nice toastiness in the finish with a hint of acidity. This is a roasted malt bomb and I love it.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Black beer with a tan head. Big roast aroma. Light roast flavor with caramel and some fruitiness. Roast and light coffee lingers with caramel and light fruitiness.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours with a near black body and a lasting tan head. Aromas of soil, coffee grounds, pumpernickel bread, chocolate, raisins and some esters. A bit of diacetyl on the taste. Also flavors of chocolate, cocoa, bready, chalky and lightly estery. Slick mouthfeel, light to medium carbonation.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
03-Nov-10 (Draft: Tustin Brewing Co. in Tustin, CA) Named after the two blimp hangars built in Tustin during WWII, this beer pours very dark brown and opaque with half an inch of beige head that settles to a thick ring and wispy film. Aromas of cola and chocolate in the nose with a hint of grainy, slightly cheesy aroma. On the palate, milk chocolate, light roast, cola, some pruney fruitiness and a hint of yeast, but it’s a bit sweeter than the typical porter. Medium in body and carbonation, but still has a dry finish despite the modest sweetness. Patchy lace remains on the glass. Overall, this is a very good porter with medium drinkability, but it’s more memorable for me because its name led me to researching the history of the now-decommissioned airfield and its two huge blimp hangars. While the close airfield is scheduled for redevelopment and one of the two blimp hangars will be demolished, here’s hoping that the other blimp hangar is in fact preserved as a museum as officials say it will.