ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark brown color; it isn’t entirely opaque. The head is a one finger light cream shade. Not very impressive looking to start, it fades rather quickly and doesn’t leave much lacing behind.
S: This has a good chocolate presence, and it’s also backed by some roasted nuts, coffee, and cream. Nice aroma, yet nothing groundbreaking.
T: At first I notice some dry chocolate, ultimately giving way to notes of caramel, brown sugar, and even tangy fruit esters. There’s also a slight finishing mineral component.
M: Very creamy, yet at the same time, quite dry and clean. Not over-carbonated like some porters, too. Drinkability is fantastic.
O: This is a fine example of an everyday beer. It inspires simple, easy going drinkability, yet doesn’t blow away the palate (nor does it attempt to). But I could easily put down 2 or 3 of these in a sitting with no complaints - I’m even a bit sad I only bought a single, so yes, this one is indeed very good.
emacgee (4279) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark opaque black with one finger of chestnut brown head. Nose shows some dark grain acidity and day old coffee, fruit skins, and dark malt. Acidic in the flavor with some dark fruit skins. Not too much going on, a little slick. Medium light bodied with a very subdued carbonation.
charule (1475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the rents. Poured almost black with thin beige head. Aroma sweet oaty malt extract. Light carb med bod. Tastes bitter malt choc burnt wood.
daknole (10045) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color is a deep brown, tan head. Very standard but very good as well. Roasty, not overly dry, cocoa, molasses, toasted grain. Solid.
tnkw01 (1279) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark, dark brown. Very small, quickly disappearing head. Aroma is a nutty, fruity, toasted smell. Taste is nutty, toasty, roasted grains.
solidfunk (4898) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of toasty roast with a light dose of dark chocolate. Some caramel. Pours black with good head and lacing. Light bittersweet finish. Bottle from chevy chase.
edgallow (2572) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, toffee and coffee. Taste is chocolate, coffee and malts.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5220) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small foamy brown head that faded quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was roasty with strong anise, wood and coffee. The flavor was tart, tangy and a bit off with cherry, anise, coffee and hints of vanilla and cola. Medium length finish. Medium body. Ok.
Maxbier (591) - Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2015 Very dark brown. Roasty chocolate aroma. Malty sweet chocolate flavor. Very light carbonation. Like a slightly sweet chocolate shake. This beer is it’s own desert.
smaynard6000 (712) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours black with a small creamy brown head. Aroma is roasty chocolate malt. Somewhat sweet with roasty notes. Smooth and not too intense. Pretty good.
GenDV138 (2751) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Leesburg Brewing Company. Brownish black color. Aromas of licorice, chocolate, caramel, roast, smoke. Tasting notes of chocolate, licorice, roast. Medium body with a dry finish.