SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by cbk. Deep brown pour with a creamy head. Roasty aroma with coffee, caramel and molasses. Nice bitter roasty flavor. Great brew!
Ibrew2or3 (6440) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of ksurkin. Pours dark with mahogany edges and mocha head. The aroma is pretty darn rich with molasses, caramel, prunes, dried cherries, chocolate, a mild note of black licorice and a muted array of Noble hops. The taste is smooth with near creamy molasses, burnt malts, caramel, dark roastiness, chocolate and a bit of toffee. Well put together.
markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It has to be IBrew2or3 that shared this one. Pours brown with a white head. Nose is sarsaparilla, chocolate, anise, herbs, slight roast, and a hint of coffee. Flavor is similar with a medium body that finishes with lingering licorice and anise. Interesting and herby beer.
CanIHave4Beers (2878) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black color with a small head leaving some lace. The aroma is nutty with some sweet malt and some molasses. The flavor has a good malt sweetness with some molasses some cherry and a good bit of chocolate.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours medium black, lively carbonation, spotty lacing. Nose is cocoa, florals, tar, smoke, coffee, earth. Flavours are very chocolatey and toffeeish, plus earth, tar, spice, very balanced, long finish.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep black color with a thin light brown head. Aroma of chocolate and soy. The flavor has chocolate and soy, it’s very astringent and dry, there’s also some bitterness, overall, the flavor is unpleasant. The body is medium with a chalky texture and soft carbonation.
Odde (305) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a Tampa crew tasting 7-22-2010. Very dark body. Bitter chocolate, coffee and roasty goodness. Solid porter.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle 314/2007 courtesy of mr. cbk on 3/21/2010.
dark orange tinted brown with a small tannish head.
the nose is full on brown sugar ... mixed with roast, chocolate, vanilla, coffee-like toasted nuttiness and a touch of hoppy spice.
the flavor follows the same route... brown sugar, vanilla, cream, cocoa, coffee, warming spices and peppery with a mild bitterness on the finish. it is surprisingly quite dry.
the medium body is crisp and creamy. that combo makes it very drunkable... 8/4/8/4/17/4.1
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by cbkschubert at Hellbilly’s Shootout in Sosco Tasting. Pours dark reddish brown with a thin tan head. The nose is brown sugar, cocoa and roasted malt. The taste is toasted coffee beans, ashy cocoa, baker’s chocolate and a bitter coffee finish. Medium semi-creamy mouthfeel. Good stuff - thanks Craig!
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with beige head. Aroma of huge caramel, dark bitter chocolate, roasted coffee, and milk sugar. Flavor or a heavy Baltic porter. All the usual qualities. Roasted coffee beans and cocoa are massive. Cream and alcohol in the finish. The apparent alcool flavor at the end is its major flaw