jtclockwork (16470) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Pours black with brown head. Nose of oats, barley, roast chocolate malt and coffee. Taste of roast chocolate malt, barley, malt balls and coffee. Medium body. brokensail (16440) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Thanks to Steve for the bottle.
A: The beer pours almost black in color with a finger of off-white head.
S: A nice roasted malt aroma to this one. Some sweet toffee and molasses. There is some dark chocolate and even a bit of sweeter milk chocolate. Maybe a little vanilla.
T: Slightly watery, but otherwise good. Lots of dark chocolate and cocoa with plenty of roasted malt. As with the aroma, there is some subtle vanilla character to it, too.
M: On the lighter side of medium with medium carbonation.
O: A nice aroma to this and a fairly good flavor too, just a bit watery. Ratman197 (14704) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, roasted malt, light vanilla and a hint of coffee. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, roasted malt and light earthiness with a smooth lingering cocoa finish. Tmoney99 (14384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle shared by shigadeyo.
Poured clear dark brown color with an average fizzy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and chocolate malty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted dark chocolate flavor with medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
Solid complex beer. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2010
12oz bottle, courtesy of CaptainCougar. Small tan head atop clear red-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, chococaramel, some cola, light sour. Medium body, smooth.
Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
A dark brown porter with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light butterscotch notes. In mouth, a smooth sweet chocolate with herbal notes, a bit light. On tap at brewpub, Jan 20 2012. Drake (13662) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Keg at the brewpub, 8/14/16. Dark brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, lactose. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, raisin, caramel. Medium bodied, smooth, creamy. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2008
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of nuts, toastiness, cocoa, and caramel. Flavor of caramel malt, chocolate, and roasted malt. Dogbrick (12937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Sample at the brewpub. Pours nearly black with a medium tan head that recedes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and coffee. Light-bodied with flavors of roasted coffee, chocolate malt and mild piney hops. The finish is roasty with a coffee and malt aftertaste. Decent overall. crossovert (12670) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Fruity porter. It doesn’t have as much roasted malts as most, especially a winter-only release.