Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: Very nice porter. Nothing fancy, just great execution on a classic style. Right up there with some of my favorite porters like Anchor and Founders porters.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark, brown that was basically black in the glass with red highlights and a very small, off-white head that mostly diminished and left barely fair lacing. The aroma contained, moderate coffee, chocolate and roasted malts; light caramel malt; light herbal, almost minty hops; slight citrus hops; slight cherry; tobacco; and sour coffee. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, and slightly sour and bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet sour and bitter with an average duration. There was roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, sour coffee, a little cherry, tobacco, dark chocolate, and light hops. The medium body was sort of creamy with fairly soft carbonation and a lightly astringent finish.
emacgee (4273) - 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 (1468) - 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 (10041) - 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 (1273) - 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 (4867) - 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 (2542) - 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 (5215) - 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 (579) - 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 (700) - 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 (2724) - 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.