FROTHINGSLOSH (8291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a black color with a small foamy beige head that left decent lacing. The aroma was anise, toasty malts and hints of cola and wood. The flavor was toasty with faint coffee, cocoa, vanilla and anise. Medium length finish. Medium body. Solid for style. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Keg at the brewpub. Dark brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, minty hops. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, mild herbal hop. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Simple, smooth, very approachable. Syndicate (242) - Idaho, USA - MAR 1, 2014
so over carbonated its stupid. I can barely drink this thing. Great nose, good flavor but too much head to start drinking superspak (6212) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, dark bread, toast, light coffee, light char, floral, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt with moderate earthy hop presence; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, dark bread, toast, light char, light coffee, floral, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Light roast/herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, dark bread, toast, light char, light coffee, herbal, floral, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt flavors with moderate earthy hops; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice and straightforward porter style. Good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering. Thejay801 (12) - - DEC 7, 2013
Dark. Nice light chocolate taste. Good porter with a little spice. A really good porter.
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SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
22oz bottle .. . pours out black then nothing but massive foam.. very prickly .. . taste is decent, just can’t get into it with such a horrid mouthfeel .. . boo! .. . .goodbye Rolo! Sammy (12995) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
Recent bottle from Lizardville. good porter, Chocolately, though somewhat sour finish. Not super drinkable, but nice effort. Medium mouthfeel, well carbonated. Some lace dots. cheap (6205) - CHINA - SEP 10, 2013
From a bomber. On sale at vintage, nice place. Beauty of a pour into a big glass mug. Now I know my mug holds 22 oz, heheh. First taste is a little strong, just almost over the top but not quite. Yes, not sure if it borders on the Baltic porter side but I’m leaning there. From my experiences with macro porters, this is stronger. I want to almost say its bordering on impy stout or impy porter territory. Roasty aroma becomes nearly volatile after a while. Could have a few more manners. Getting dizzy near the end of the bottle. Tho alky is almost seven % is not as intrusive as the number indicates. I swear I detect a slight sense of tartness in there....saves it. Finish is not as medicinal as I thot it would be. Yes, decent porter finish. malrubius (3084) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle from Red Wine & Brew Chesterland. Dark brown/black with lasting tan head. Roasted chocolate malts and some grassy hops in aroma. Roasted chocolate covered figs/raisins with some coffee notes and grassy hops medium assertive hops with pretty clean finish. Nice medium body, not thick or thin. Sessionable but hearty. Solid. pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Aroma: Malty, roasted aroma--bread, cereal, hints of caramel--with doughy yeast underpinnings.
Appearance: Dark mahogany with a rocky tan head.
Taste: Medium sweetness immediately, but with a hint of sourness in the finish.
Palate: Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, long finish.
Overall: A bit disappointing. The tart sourness in the finish really throws this off.