bigbish (510) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this on tap at the brewery. A very good porter. Smooth and easy drinking. Good stuff
makyo (52) - Alabama, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
My uncultured mouth thinks this is pretty good except it has a really dry boring cocoa aftertaste which it seems to me so many chocolatey beers have but then turn out to just be shallowly cocoa. But that isn't to say you shouldn't have some. This is nice in every other way.
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TizzleJizzle (597) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Big Texas Beer Fest. Aroma of roasted and toasted dark malts. Perfect pour, dark brown, almost black, with a monster tan head, and great lacing. U salivating? Cus I am lol. Anyways, in your face taste of coffee, caramel, cereal, nutty malts. Overall, great brew
Camons (5610) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours black, no head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, cpices. Taste is malts, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel. Medium body, soft carbonation. 090312
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Avery’s 2012 Strong Ale Fest. black with a light khaki head. Great aroma of dark chocolate malt, slight smokiness, almost has an aroma like English sausage. Taste was rich and sweet with dark chocolaty malt, some pale grain, gentle hop bitterness, and a mild touch of mocha java. Neat, but something just isn’t doing it for me.
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours root beer brown with a thin ring around the edge.
Aroma: Walnuts chocolate, oats, caramel popcorn.
Taste: Roast, chocolate, nuts. Alcohol is well hidden.
Mouthfeel: Dry for an imperial with modest soft carbonation.
Overall: A very balanced decadent big porter.This would pair well with some chocolate covered nuts.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, slightly tan head. A good light porter that has decent chocolate flavors to it. The bitterness is not overdone.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Falling Rock in Denver. Pours dark brown, nearly black with a thin mocha head. Nose of chocolate, roast grain and coffee. Good balance of sweet and roasty, which is similar on the tongue. A fair amount of chicory and licorice as well. Palate isn’t too thick or boozy. Nice.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 vintage on draft at the brewpub.
Pours a deep dark brown color that’s almost black with a 1.5 finger beige head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Roasted malt aroma with lots of chocolate along with some toffee, caramel and licorice. Silky sweetness and subtle lactic cream in the nose.
Medium bodied with a nice balance of roasted and sweet malt notes. There’s a strong chocolate presence up front along with hints of caramel, toffee and nut countered by faint spice, licorice and dark fruit. Well balance and easy to drink but nothing overly complex. This was the best beer I had during my visit to Twisted Pine.
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours almost black in color with about a finger of khaki head.
S: The aroma starts off with plenty of roasted malts. There is just a very slight acidity which is quickly followed by plenty of dark fruits, licorice, and dark chocolate. Toward the back end there is a light sweetness of molasses.
T: Things begin much the same way on the palate. Roasted malts and dark chocolate with a hint of cocoa powder. There is a mild vanilla note as well as some molasses. A few notes of black cherry, too.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: Other than that light acidity to the nose, this was pretty solid overall.