dmtroyer (430) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz, Best by Dec 31 08. Fluffy white head on top of a black body that has ruby edges. Aroma seems a bit subdued, I get mostly sweet malt. Body is similar with licorice, sweet malt, caramel, toffee and a bit of alcohol on the finish. Awesome carbonation and a thinner body makes this ridiculously drinkable. A bit sticky. Very interesting.
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer is dark blackish brown with a small brown head. The aroma is qutr interesting with a lot of fruit aroma- cherries. the flavor is a typical porter with a hint of he black-eyed peas.
3fourths (7529) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose instantly reeks of Cracklin Oat Bran, dog food, bran muffins and chocolate malt. There’s some smaller notes of maple malt and wood in there, but overall this beer starts bad and gets worse over time. Tannic, lactic, vegetal, dry, ashy, pasty. Not exactly good stuff, but I’m glad other people seem to like it.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to eaglefan for getting me this beer.
This pours jet black with a one inch (2.5cm) tan head. The body was a bit thinner than I’d expected, it was medium. The aroma has some cherry chocolate notes. The flavor is slightly sweet, with chocolate hints. I was expecting something a bit richer. a good beer, but not quite great.
keepersj12 (2444) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is subtle fruits and malts. Very rich flavor of coffee and fruits. Very smooth creamy finish leaves you wanting more.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber Via Ty5592. Shared with Cyn, she loves Pennsylvania, beer from there doesn’t rate to low either. Pours brownish black with a thin 1 finger tan head. Sweet malty nose, altogether average nose. Taste is sweet, and malty and overall pretty nice on one level but on the other level it feels a bit thin, its okay, but not great.
pawkon (1) - USA - JAN 24, 2008 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An excellent beer. I particular enjoy the chocolate taste with the roast malt toffee.
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - JAN 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
a nice rendering for one of my favorite style. dark brown with a thin layer of beige head, it has a nutty nose that bursts with caramel aroma that is blended with notes of chocolate. this bready brew has the flavor that reminisces roasted barley and munich malt. it has a creamy mouthfeel that leaves a lingering aftertaste of coffee.
argo0 (11094) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, best by 1/4/09, thanks artusory) Medium beige head atop clear cola body. Aroma is medium sweet, smoke, caramel, some herbal. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, smoke, some herbal, chocolate. Medium body, some stickiness.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
High enough alcohol that this requires a serious commitment to the beer. You don’t drink this and hop in the car, or hop on your bike, or hop at all, actually. Good looking dark brown body with reddish notes and a small light brown head, very little lacing. Nose of coffee, chocolate, dried fruit. Taste of coffee, milk chocolate, roasted malts, sweet sugar notes, dried figs, and an interesting lactic sourness. Alcohol is well hidden in the beer, which is good, but still there, which I still find requires a cautionary note. Velvet porter mouthfeel; not a stout.