slowrunner77 (12038) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014 skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Tornado-Pours a dark black-brown with a small tan head which fades to lacing on the edges. Aroma is of roasted malts, milk chocolate, some coffee, molasses, and maybe some vanilla. Taste is of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, some molasses, and some light dark fruits maybe. Has a medium body with a creamy, velvety mouthfeel and a semi bitter, slightly dry finish. overall, a tasty Imp. porter that hides it abv very well and drinks easy for the style.
"wow. what a letdown this was, not to mention a waste of money. this place has a good rep, and some super tasty (if very expensive) beers, especially the ipa variations. high hopes were dashed after the pour. smells pretty nice outta the bottle, but once pured, what at first is a subtle astringency in the aroma becomes overbearing by mid-glass. It’s present in the flavor too (oxidation, infection, whatever...) and the feel. It’s a shame too, cause there’s good things going on. Wonderful chocolate, roast and bourbon. But by the time we finished, you just couldn’t get past the issues. rejtable (2671) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Tap at Blind Lady. Pours dark brown with an initial frothy head and lots of lacing. Notes is sweet molasses and raisin bread. Notes of figs, bread, espresso and dark chocolate. Tastes medium/heavy sweet and medium bitter. Creamy full body with lively carbonation and lsting bitterness. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
Draught at the brewpub in Alpine. Pitch black beer with a nice lasting brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, tar, cocoa, licorice, raisins, figs, some wood and ash. Roasted chocolate flavor, vanilla, caramel, licorice, cocoa powder, hay, figs, some raisins. Roasted chocolate, toffee and cocoa finish. Really nice beer! dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
On draught at Alpine. Pours dark brown with a khaki head. Aroma has loads of chocolate. Sweet, but not cloying, and a touch of roast. Medium bodied. Really quite good! anders37 (26605) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2013
Draft @the brewery. Pours a black color with a tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with weak hints of licorice. Roasted malty chocolate nutty flavor. Has a roasted malty nutty chocolate finish.
Tmoney99 (14457) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft. Poured dark brown color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark chocolate toasted sweet flavor with medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex beer.
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Draft-Growler: Pours a clear almost black with a small tan head that disappears. The aroma is roasty with some hints of coffee. The taste is nicely balanced with roast and some sweetness. The palate is medium and clean. This is a very nice porter overall and continues in the Alpine tradition not to disappoint. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Poured up on tap at the brewpub with a deep dark body supporting a mocha head of foam. The aroma offers up loads of burnt malts backed up by chocolate brownie and dark roasted maltiness. The taste is similar with bold dark roasted malts mixing with burnt malts. It picks up some chocolate and a touch of earthiness and black licorice into the finish. Overall the body feels kind of thin and watery. Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - MAR 10, 2012
10 mar 2012, tap at the brewery. Winey porter. I'm not sure if i like it or not. It has a tartness like a sour beer and winey notes that I don't like with a porter. Just doesn't work for me.
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