BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark brown with red hues in the light. Small cream colored head. A bit light colored for the style. Smell is surprisingly good. Heavy roasted coffee notes and some chocolate. Taste is hidden behind lots of water. Good ess this is watered down. Slight nutty coffee here, but mostly water. Finishes plenty clean just no flavor. Very silky smooth mouthfeel though...probably because there is zero carbonation. Not something to have again, but not anything I'll spit out either. Underwhelming.
jsquire (4363) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On a nitro tap at the Tuttle Crossing brewpub in Dublin, Ohio. Very smooth and creamy beer just like you would expect from a nitro tap, with a very long and attractive cascade into a creamy tan head. Dark beer that left sheets of lacing on the glass. Light chocolaty nose. Huge chocolate taste, almost like a chocolate milk shake. Some roasted grains and too sweet caramel with a long milk chocolate finish. It was a little too sweet for me. The nitro was a nice touch.
smith4498 (3582) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ The Falls location that recently opened. Pours very darh brown color with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate with hints of coffee. Similar flavors. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Decent.
BVery (10122) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at BJs in Pinellas Park. Dark amber pour with a foamy head. Little bit of coffee but the sweet malt dominates any roastiness.
matthewjk (1090) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unfortunately, this is exactly what I expected from a commercial brewhouse, but their bourbon-barrel stout was excellent. This porter has no imagination at all is too creamy for the style. Look, itís okay for the situation, but not a real porter.
Kshlava (56) - - OCT 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark chocolate color with a foamy and smooth mousse head. Tastes like roasted barely, so the flavors of espresso really come out with this one. Similar to New Belgium's 1554, with a better aftertaste. Well done. Will buy again.
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Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is of dark malt and coffee. The appearance is a dark brown. The taste is muddled with dry coffee and finishes of dark, dry malt. The aftertaste is blah. Overall, this beer I would not order over and over, but it would do if there was nothing better.
Gription79 (2885) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On draft. This was a bit of a surprise. After several really good beers I got a diacetyl bomb. There were some chocolate notes but I was overwhelmed by the butter/diacetyl.
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ís Cupertino, CA, 31/08/12. Mahogany/coke colour with freckles of lace. Coal smoke, carob, leaves, coffee cake and butterscotch aroma. Butterscotch, coal dust hints, blue cheese without bitterness, Twiglet. Burnt wheat finish. Bit thin but some decent flavours.
MattH (841) - California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at BJís Modesto. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts and some flavor that is a little too sweet. Aftertaste is tobacco. Very much like a dry stout.