GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at 10 East. Clearly the best BP I have ever had, and there’s no two-ways about it. Huge in every way possible. Loads of bourbon and dark fruit in the aroma, cocoa, light wood, toffee and black licorice. The aroma is just as stunning with tons of chocolate covered raisins, vanilla, bourbon, treacle, and figs. In a blind tasting I’m betting this could pass as a impy stout.
halfwayhouse (14) - - NOV 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very well balanced smooth beer with flavors of chocolate and vanilla. Nicely done.
JBPortland (1003) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours dark deep brown with a huge 3 finger foamy brown head. Nose is coffee, chocolate, some oak. Taste is roasty dark cocoa and coffee, some faint woody barrel in there. Finish is a slightly fruity, rich coffee, with hints of smoke. Solid.
Butters (3898) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark near black pour with ring of brown head. Nose is slightly boozy and a hint vegetal. Roasty and toasty and vanilla notes. Really smooth and chocolately. Smooth and velvety, but not overly chewy or thick. Perfect mouthfeel for a porter. Really enjoyed this.
kaser (3444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 750ml bottle. Black with tiny ring of brown head. A rich cocoa and malty flavor. Roasty and toasty taste. Mouthful indeed. Good porter
jkwalking05 (4009) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Black with a large beige head. Aroma is of roasted malts, caramel, brown sugar. Taste is of roasted malts, molasses, and licorice.
travita (4231) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is dark, brownish black in color, and has a tan head. The smell is malt, roast, coffee, chocolate, nice, and cocoa. The taste is malts, cocoa, chocolate, roast, well balanced.
mcberko (7808) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out oak, lager yeast, and a bit of chocolate. Flavour reveals notes of oak, a little chocolate, and lots of lager yeast. Very lager-like, with loads of chocolate and oak. Medium complexity. Good stuff, just not really my thing.
Strykzone (5208) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at esbls. Quite dark. A tan ring. A sweet toasty yeasty fruity nose. Nice flavor. Rich malts by the boatload. Cocoa. Coffee. Vanilla is light. Smooth feel.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a deep dark brownish black color with a big mocha three finger head that fades slowly to heavy lacing. Aromas of roast and lightly sweet malts, with faint alcohol notes and soft wood/barrel as well. Taste is roasty and toasty with a slight metallic tinge with a gentle bitter roast, along with some light chocolate as well. Medium body, medium carbonation.