brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2013 Pours a jet black color with a finger length head that dissipates very quickly and leaves a thin ring of lacing around the edges. Smells of nice dark, bold, roasted coffee. Almost an earthy quality to it, but basically like smelling fresh coffee beans. As it warms, get more vanilla qualities. Taste starts very much like it smells: a bold coffee bean flavor, along with tons of roasted qualities and a hefty amount of bitterness as well. Then in the middle, the oatmeal silkiness shows through and smooths it out, along with some sweet vanilla qualities. Then the finish is a nice medley of the bold, roasted coffee bean flavors and the sweet, creamy vanilla notes. Has a pretty full body with a creamy, sticky mouthfeel. Definitely has some porter qualities to it, but is on the verge of a stout. This is right up there with their dirty old man, which is my favorite porter. Not as complex as the breakfast stout by Founders, but is still up there with it in my opinion. Tyranena knows how to do their porters.
tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
28/VI/16 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ the pre-AdamChandler-tasting, Erwin’s ponton - BB: n/a, bottled: 18/XI/15 (2016-710) Thanks to ElManana+1 for sharing the bottle!
Clear red brown beer, big creamy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots and lots of coffee, roasted touch, dried fruits. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sourish, fruity, lots of coffee flavour, overripe banana. Aftertaste: bitter touch, sweet malts, some chocolate, vanilla.
commonshawn (1024) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2016 Tap at new bohemia in golden valley. 10oz pour. Black with small off white head. Smells of alcohol and chocolate . Smooth, sweet flavor with some chocolate elements. More flavor development as it warms. Good. Glad the devil made me do it.
ElManana (1767) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Erwin's Place. Oatmeal, chocolate, roast, coffee, very nice beer. Love it.
Lubiere (12769) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with light coffee notes, grassy hops, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with light coffee notes, light vanilla, alcohol warmth, very nice and smooth. Bottle at Cigar and Stripes BBQ.
DuffMan (9498) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Radio Maria. Black and viscous with a persistent khaki head. Loads of creamy coffee character, silky mouthfeel, full and richly roasty, moderately bitter finish. Yum.
wxman (1736) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice very dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is dark fruit. Taste is sweet roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate milk and a bit of espresso. Surprisingly smooth and creamy for the style.
blueshockey24 (418) - Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, malt and chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolate and coffee with a malty coffee finish. Very good.
johnnymusky (874) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with dusty and Brian...nose is all coffee and a dark roast at that....taste mellows out a lot...more oatmeal comes and the coffee doesn’t dominate.
DWestrick (654) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap. kind of average imperial porter. nothing really jumped out - was very robust, but kind of bland
Itzjerm (2260) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing vanilla wood barrel and bourbon nose. With lots of coffee aroma. Coffee however on tongue is almost to strong. Still a great light sweetness and a great beer.