vlan1 (219) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
On Draft @ Stone Tap Takeover
Black Motor oil with tan head. Faint floral notes on the nose. Taste is roasty malt porter with hints of honey and wildflowers. Pretty smooth but not all that flavorful. mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Kind of light bodied for such a big dark beer. I guess that’s why it comes down on this side of the porter vs stout line. Prunes, spice and burnt toffee on the nose. More dark fruit on the palate, with some roast malts and sweet spices finishing. Rather complex and greater than the sum of its parts. Thebullshornbar (74) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Overall we were expecting a lot more, especially with a name like suede. Bouquet of deep, dark malts, with little hints of unknown florality. The beer becomes pretty one note after that, alcohol and malt, balanced with a bitter and roasty finish. Its a decent porter, curious to see how it would age, but nothing to go out of the way for. Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Aromas of dark earth, flowers, cocoa, espresso, and dried dark berries. Dark brown with bronze highlights and a lasting beige head. Dry, lightly bitter, well balanced, roasty, pretty savory. Medium-full bodied, nicely carbonated. zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Soy, chocolate, and floral berry aromas. Light beige head and dark brown and reddish body. Dry coffee, some light earthy fruit and floral Notes with a slight honey aftertaste. Smooth and refreshing on the palate.
jb (3251) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Appearance is clear, dark, with reddish highlights. Spotty lacing. Nose is cherry cola, and a bit of licorice along with roasted notes. Taste is toasted, with espresso and anise. Gets fuller body as you hold it in your mouth and as it ends. Interesting. Reganstout (4) - - JAN 25, 2014 does not count
Had to look twice at the bottle after pouring to reassure myself that this was a porter and not a stout. Had a nice creamy head that was a little thin but could easily be swirled back up again. Nice roasty chocolatey aroma with floral hints. First sip had a smooth sweetness that lingered on the lips. Very drinkable. Some of the bitterness seems to come from the florals not just the hops. And silky finish on the back end. SaintMatty (7362) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2014
650ml Bottle - Dark brown, almost black, with some red tinges. Roasted malt, honey, lavender and cocoa in the aroma. Plain chocolate, roasted malt, honey and liquorice fudge in the taste. pineypower (3325) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is of cocoa, some strange floral notes, honey liquor, and some tea leaves. Taste is cocoa, licorice root, some sweet/lightly earthy notes, mild smoke, honey floral perfume-like sweetness and a touch of hop bitterness on the finish. Interesting.... theisti (4126) - Kansas, USA - JAN 22, 2014
22 oz bottle received from my in-laws as a Christmas gift. The pour is a hazy brown with ruby highlights and a smallish light tan head. The aroma is dark chocolate and patent malt along with some pine notes and a sweet warming booze. As the beer warmed, licorice notes became noticeable. The taste is the dark chocolate patent malt up front, moves bittersweet towards the finish. There are pine notes and booze throughout. The licorice becomes fairly strong by the time the beer hit room temperature. The palate is medium bodied, active carbonation and the sweet boozy finish. Nice take on the style.