DialSquare (5186) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2018 oobawa (1859) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 11, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty darn delicious porter, heavy with dark chocolate and roasted malts, the sweetness offset by a nuanced but firm herbal bite from the juniper. Starts with a vein of bittersweet cocoa, coffee, and anise, then gains a piney hop backbone accented by tingly, brisk juniper. Finishes mocha-laced and dry with a smoky, fresh bitterness lasting deep into the fade. Pours an ugly dark brown lacking a much of a head of lacing. Aroma's full of chocolate and heavily roasted malts. Texture is oily and thick great for a hearty lager. Very, very good pint.
Tallboy can from Craft Beer Cellar in Hickory NC: blackish pour, thin kahki ring. aroma of coffee, cocoa and herbal. tastes are chocolate, bittersweet, bit ashy licorice, faint berry and floral. water-like palate. ironcontra (494) - ATL, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2017
lightbodied, kind of milkshakey, despite the advertises juniper fairly one-d and too sweet for me. ironcontra: "just ok"