50belair (2749) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Vanilla aromas. Sweet, with loads of caramel malts and vanilla highlights. Good body and mouthfeel.
Emeister84 (1364) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of coffee, cooked brown sugar, cooked cherry, plum. Dark brown-black, a lasting small beige head. Some sweetness, nice faint roastiness, earthy. Full bodied.
zickbeer_ye (321) - Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark roasty coffee and malt aroma beige head with a very dark brown just about black body. Very sweet roasty coffee flavor with a minor plum undertone. Smooth but rather sweet om the palate.
charule (1428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to dad. Poured black with thinning beige head. Aroma sweet malty oaty brown sugar. Light carb med bod. Sweet choc maltyness.
BMMillsy (1628) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as part of a fantasy baseball winnings. Thanks. Pours black with a one finger creamy khaki brown head. Very nice aroma of sweet chocolate and sugar, molasses, caramel, anise, some dark fruit. Flavor is sweet molasses, roast, some chocolate and toffee, brown sugar, lightly bitter roast bite to finish. Medium to thick bodied with medium high carbonation and a dry finish. Wow. This is a really good porter and I suspect it would work nicely with some barrels, too.
JBPortland (1027) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours inky brown black with a finger of tan head. Nose is rich earthy dirt, bark, spice, coffee, molassess sweetness, cocoa, bitter burnt chocolate, roast. Palate is silky soft and holds all the complexities of the nose with a nice earthy sweetness which compliments the dark fruity spices without becoming cloying. Finish is spice cocoa, ash, dark fruit, sweet molasses. Very impressed and would love to see what barrel aging could do to this.
AWISLguy (1572) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Drake - thanks Dan! 6 4 14 bottle date. Pours dark cola colored - almost black but for the brown highlights - with an early brown head that faded to nothing quickly, leaving no lacing. Aroma has sweet molasses, chocolate, simple sugar and some roast. Later down the glass, the molasses is stronger, and some anise and brown sugar show through. Taste is of sweet milk chocolate, molasses, caramel and brown sugar with roasty malts and light licorice. Down in the glass, the sweetness overwhelms everything else. Medium to full bodied and sticky. Not much alcohol presence. Finishes long and more sweet than bittersweet, with tangy anisette. Solid flavors, but too sweet to be top notch. 14.3
Dr_Fellini (703) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown color with a thin creamy brown head. Aroma is sweet, toffee, roasted malts. Flavor is huge roasted malts, toffee, molasses, caramel. Medium body with a long lingering sweet roasted malts. Very tasty.
Dogbrick (8973) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the DBLDP on 08/31/2014. Dark mahogany color with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Roast malt, coffee and caramel in the nose. Medium to full body with flavors of roasted coffee, chocolate malt and toffee. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Travlr (14471) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Nice roasty chocolatey aroma, more cocoa and tiast in the flavor. Light to medium body.