jeremytoni (2891) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap poured brown with a good amount of head. Nice toasted malty flavor with a quick finish.
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap pours very dark brown almost black with tan head. Aroma has subtle notes of roast and chocolate. Its there, but is difficult to detect. Medium light mouthfeel. Flavor is more subtle notes of roast and chocolate and not much else. Pretty one dimensional.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Oldsmar Tap House (Tampa, FL). Pours a dark brown to black with massive tan head that settles slowly. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, brown sugar, raisins, figs, some hints of toffee. Flavor is also sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, light coffee and roast, brown sugar, hints of toffee. Medium to full body with a pleasing malty finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black body with a tan coffee toned head. Roasted malt, aromatic coffee tones, char, and some light dried minerals. A creamy dry body with a mild warming dark roasted body and a drying finish. A very enjoyable porter.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft – Max’s. Deep brown, light tan fizzy head. Dry cocoa aromas ride a soft wave of coffee and dark currants. Dried chocolate-cherry flavors round with a mild coffee twang throughout. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. Decent, but could really use some aging…
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours a clear, dark mahogany color with a crimson tint. A small, smooth head of dark khaki colored foam leaves solid, skinny rings of sheety lacing behind. The aroma is straightforward and inviting, showing notes of big chocolate roast, bittersweet dark chocolate, coffee, some anise or licorice, and burnt sugars. It’s slightly earthy and well balanced. Hops come through a little more aggressively in the flavor, showing some bitter, grassy notes, as does roasted coffee, which lends deeper earthiness. Chocolaty sweetness is not lost, though, and notes of licorice and sweet tobacco emerge as well. Carbonation is soft, but appropriate. Though it’s tasty, the palate disappoints, feeling quite thin and weak for the style. Bump up the mouthfeel and this would be a pretty satisfying slow sipper. As it stands, however, something is lacking.
kwoeltje (2207) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) black with little head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavor was roasted malt, some dark fruits and coffee. Very smooth - you don’t really taste the alcohol.
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours a super deep ruby with a one finger thick tan nitro looking head. Not much lace. Smoke, licorice, firewood, cognac, oak in the nose. Taste is very sweet with milk chocolate, baker’s chocolate, loads of toasted coconut, and then really smooth cognac. Oily mouthfeel. Sweet and milkshake-like. Awesome.
dchmela (2541) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Redlight. Thick black pour with little head. Roasted grain and dark chocolate bitterness in the aroma. Thick roasted grain and chocolate taste, very smooth and easy to drink. Good stuff.
alobar (2590) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black pour with a tan head that vanishes quickly. Tight lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and a touch of caramel. Smooth mouth feel. Very nice beer.