DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Liquor Barn in Redding, CA. I was very impressed with this brew. Itís very hit and miss with some of these smaller brewers. Full bodied, full of chocolate and roasted malt flavor. I canít wait for my next trip to Redding so I can get another bottle.
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Choc coffee aroma come from this dark brew with a light brown head. Creamy full bodied light carb and oatmealy grainy flavors come from this brew. Good job.
Strykzone (6640) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Very dark with minimal red. A fairly big almost tan head. The aroma is full of milk chocolate but the first sip is drier as in dark chocolate and that bitterness. Just a little citrus fruit and hop bitterness and a little roast. The oatmeal is not really tasted but seems to add smoothness and a little muting. Perhaps this should be a stout? Whatever it is, it is good.
hayduke (4755) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Poured jet back with a tan head. Nose is chocolate and ripe dark fruit. Full in body. Creamy in mouth feel. Must be the oats. Chewy. The flavor is big on chocolate and the fruits are big too. The finish is dry and earthy. Very nice drinking beer. Very tasty. Shucks...very good.
slowrunner77 (9946) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
chocolate and roast forward. pretty smooth, though a touch thin as well. Bittersweet aftertaste. Not bad.
megabeergulper (13) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick, malt and oat backbone. Oats make for awesome mouthfeel. Mild hop background. Good coffee hints in the finish. Quite an interesting brew.
brokensail (15774) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Miners Alley. Mostly an ashy and roasty beer. There is some earthy hops and a bit of dark fruits. Big time chalk, grass, and burnt sugar. Maybe some sugar and woody hops. Definitely on the acidic side, though. Mild malt, sugar, and fruity sweetness. Meh.
Oscbert (1238) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong chocolate aroma, toasty, slightly burnt
Pours black with red tints. Lasting small creamy brown head
Well balanced flavor of coffee like roastiness and chocolate, woody notes as well.
Medium bodied, medium co2, creamy and smooth. Lingering burnt finish with slight sweetness
Enjoyable and approachable Porter. Well balanced with interesting maltiness
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
944play (398) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Firkin at Toad in the Hole. Deep brown, bright, with minimal bubbles that disappear altogether. Intense, inviting chocolate aroma wafts away to reveal chunky vanillin, but it tires and gets artificial. Flavor and palate follow similarly unfortunate trajectories, with little beeriness left to stand up to the vanilla extract overtones.
bhensonb (13995) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours black with a creamy dark tan head. Aroma of dark malt and maybe chocolate. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate, gets a bit earthy, moves to dark treacle. Yet there seems to be some hop in it, because it finishes somewhat bitter. Could be malt I suppose. Cause itís not dryish. Overall itís a good drink. Liquid bread!
marcus (9028) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a musty treacle aroma. There is a hearty roasted malt and dark molasses flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish.