hopscotch (11014) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Pours black with a small, fizzy, mushroom-colored head. The olfactory highlights are chocolate crème and vanilla. Medium to full-bodied with adequate carbonation. The flavor is toasty and sweet with a generous measure of vanilla. Smooth, lightly sweet finish. Bottle generously provided by HonusWagner!
SG111 (1664) - New York, USA - FEB 3, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is mint, cinnamon, chocolate, very light and thin. I would guess this is 6.5%, not over 8% at all. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, mint, cinnamon. It’s fine. Thin.
culchiem (3844) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from SED. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of cinnamon malt. Flavour is chocolate malt, vanilla, powdered milk, sweet fruity finish.
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Winter 2012 bottle @ home via my rot box. Pours a fairly clear, brown appearance with a big, long-lasting brown head. Aroma has some milk chocolate, mild roast, green pepper, vanilla, and spice. Body is a bit thin. A little twangy flavor. Lightly spicy. Chocolate and vanilla. A little watery. This is certainly on the old side but it’s hard to think this was all that great fresh.
luttonm (5723) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Pruf’s in Seattle. Warm brown, small soapy tan foam. Warm fruity aroma. Spicy cinnamon, milk chocolate. Hot chocolate vibe for sure. Warm, but not to heavy body. Clean and very tasty.
krumbum (1106) - truckee, California, USA - JAN 24, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Huge wood aromas with some vanilla to fill it out. Beautiful black with a light brown head. Smooth velvet roasted chocolate that flows to a delicate vanilla finish.
blueshockey24 (607) - Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 4 Pack. Pours black with thin head. Aroma is Malt and Chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolate, malt and vanilla with a dark chocolate vanilla finish. I don’t notice the alcohol much in this. Pretty good.
GothGargoyle (2585) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a large beige head. Aroma is vanilla, cinnamon, hint of wood, chocolate milk. Medium bodied, lightly creamy mouthfeel, slightly sweet on the palate with a hint of sweet spice on the finish. Taste is vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate milk, subtle hint of pepper.
hayduke (5141) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass dark brown with a light tan cap of foam. Nose of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Medium body. Flavor is the chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and some dark fruit. Finish is bitter. Very nice porter.
nealblind (1813) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark chestnut brown some bubbly head. Aroma cinnamon, yogurt wood. Tastes slight sour lactose, a bit of spice from cinnamon. woody peanuts. sweetness is low-medium for this kind of beer - noticable bitter on finish. clear lightish body with milky mouthfeel seems odd. wish this was a little more cohesive..