Darkmagus82 (1024) - - SEP 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-15-13-
Poured from growler into a pint glass
Appearance- Pours a deep brown color with a bit of ruby red shinning through the brew. Upon pouring there is a one half finger cream colored head. The smallish, but thick head fades over about a 4 min time span to leave a great level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The smell is heaviest of roasted malt and some coffee. With these more roasted aromas there are aromas of sweetness. The sweet is largely of toffee as well as some hints of molasses and prune. Other aromas of a light nut and some cocoa are there as well, rounding out the aroma rather nicely.
Taste – The flavor begins with a strong roasted malt flavor and some smoother caramel sweetened coffee. Some light vanilla and a molasses come to the tongue shortly after the initial taste. As the taste advances further the coffee begins getting more bitter in nature. Along with this bittering comes some flavors of a nutty nature as well as some British earthy hop flavors. At the end of the taste a brown sugar and a bit of a warming alcohol taste join the coffee, roasted and now stronger earthy flavors of the brew to leave a complex, moderately sweet, and bitter roasted flavor that leaves a very satisfying mark on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly lower than average side for a porter of 7% abv with a carbonation level that is a bit on the lower side. The lower carbonation is fantastic for the roasted and slightly bitter flavors of the brew, although a slightly thicker body may have helped these flavors along a bit more.
Overall – Quite a delicious brew. The flavor has lots of transitions with all of them being relatively smooth and un-abrupt. Other then the somewhat weak creaminess/body, it was quite a nice brew.
edgallow (2033) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 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, coffee, chocolate and toffee. Taste is malts, coffee and cocoa.
Cybercat (3282) - Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque coffee brown that lets daylight through only at the bottom and has a thick light tan head. Aroma has a strong note of molasses, plus tones of roast malt, caramel, and miso. Flavor echoes the molasses and roast malt of the aroma, though the other tones are not quite as strong; some sweetness comes through. Texture is smooth, if a bit thin, and fairly fizzy. A toast to the Father of this country, and his great ideas - may we recapture and remember them!
EvanFriend (304) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very, very bland for a porter, especially a relatively high ABV porter. I believe that General Washington would be disappointed; I certainly am.
jmcgavin12 (486) - Madison, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear dark brown pour with a light one finger head. Aroma isn’t too strong but contains hints of roasted malts, slight butter and chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet and malty with a slight bitter finish. Medium body and a refreshing porter
snoworsummer (2093) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours dark brown with a thick, bubbly tan head and lots of lacing. Tastes like light burnt toast and roasted coffee bitterness. Smooth with light creaminess. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like light sweet and roasted chocolate and coffee with light booze.
sonnycheeba (3510) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours deep, cola brown with thick, frothy beige head; good lacing. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, earthy notes, light ash, raisins, and prunes. Flavor is rich roast and chocolate notes, dark fruit esters, faint smoke, and light earthy bitterness; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweeter than I expected. Has some licorice and chocolate. Nice and black appearance with tan head. Picked this up at Mt. Vernon in 2014.
ibrubeer (92) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice dark ruby color. Roasty aroma and flavor. Good body. Medium carbonation. Good beer. 7%
decaturstevo (5002) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is light roasted malt and a touch of coffee. Flavor is pretty hard roasty malt with a nice medium/hard bitter finish. A tad thin and watery but pretty solid beer.