Grumbo (3464) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Bottle, from US. Backlog entry. Entering my historic scores for US beers whilst visiting New York. No tasting notes kept, just rating. Headbanger (4009) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2009
22oz bottle 5/28/09 (Woodman’s Green Bay)-Pours a black body with a huge loose tan head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma of chocolate and sourness. Taste of chocolate, coffee, and malt. This medium to full bodied brew is not bad but I wish I would of tried it fresh. islay (2867) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2008
22 oz. bottle, consumed on 12-17-08. Simple aroma features chocolate and a chalky, dusty dryness. There*s not much to it. Pours a hazy dark brown with a deep red hue. Moderate amount of tan head. Sharp, simple taste features milk and coffee flavors and a touch of mild tar. Silky in the palate. Light to medium body. A poor example of a style that only occasionally grabs me, though, in its defense, I suspect this bottle was past its prime (though not skunked). phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Pours a thick opaque, dark chocolatey brown colour with a large brown head. Aroma is soft of dark chocolate, black coffee and cinnamon. Mouthfeel is relatively smooth, creamy and full flavored. Taste is awesome, lots of flavor, fruity but chocolatey as well- chocolate covered fruit! sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2008
The Dan Journal #186. Tasted 6/6/08. 22oz bomber. Opaque brown hue. Beige ring of head. Musty aromas with notes of soggy cookies. Raisins port and a touch peat. Tangy and tart. Peppery with a mild citrus note. Good roasted malt flavor. Solid hop presence. Zesty with a mild cocoa and slight coffee nuance.
JPDIPSO (6257) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Dark brown with a small diminishing light tan head. After a time, just small bubbles of lace creating an isle of lace and a ring around the rim. Roasted malt and coffee scents along with some hints of caramel and chocolate. Sweet start with dark caramel, sweet licorice, roasted fruit and mild mocha. As a self professed licorice disliker, this one hints it right. Still rather simple flavors, but nothing seem to be out of place. Average feel and decent flavors. Finish has some light roasty flavors. Linger is a bit ashy and some mild dark caramel returns. A very workable porter. This must heave been shipped to the midwest in an attempt to liquidate. Much indifference. gunnfryd (15097) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted, smoked, fruit, coffee. Flavour is roasted, smoked, fruit, coffee, hop. Nice beer. yngwie (17102) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2008
Bottle. A dark brown beer with a ruby glow, clear, and with a small, beige head. Roasted, chocolate aroma with coffee and some hops. Chocolate, coffee and roasted malt in the flavor too, along with hops giving a pleasant bitterness. Nice carbonation level and medium to full body. The finish is long, roasted and quite bitter. A nice, quaffable beer with nothing special to it, not that it needs to. (080411) Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Bomber. Poured quite deep brown with a tall, stately cap of tan head. The aroma was rich, roasty, and indeed robust with baker’s chocolate paired with molasses and well-roasted barley.. just a little pepper and floral accenting the edges.. warm and welcoming. The flavor had deep, almost burnt molasses and dark chocolate at the core with prickly dark fruit, black pepper, and lightly sour coffee bitterness.. long, roasty finish was just the slightest bit stale. Medium-bodied, dry, and very roasty on the palate.. long finish to it. Very good beer! sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Bottle shared by moejuck: Pours a very dark brown with a medium sized tan head. Aroma, dark fruits, some chocolate, earthy, with some roasted coffee notes. Flavor, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, some dark fruits, an earthy bitterness on the finish. Pretty nice stuff.