kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/25/2006CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2007
black, whispy beige head that can be roused into a thin head leaving nice lace, big roasted and chocolate aroma, rich malt flavor with lots of chocolate and a nice oily oatmeal character that reinforces the chocolate, touch of roasted, enough hop bitterness to add some balance and complexity
very creamy body, picking up the honey sweetness, such a great chocolate flavor reinforced by the oatmeal
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Sampled on tap on 8/5/06: Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with a frothy, nicely-lacing light tan head. Sweet dark caramel and roasted malty aroma has an earthy hop twinge and some bready notes. Body starts with a good sticky sweet caramel maltiness with a fresh piny hop balance revealing more roasty dark chocolate notes. A very nice porter. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2007 I had this beer at EG at a Bastille Biere de Garde Firkin tasting. very dark, tan head and stout looking. This just happens to be the way I prefer porters. expresso aroma. (Krusty mentioned worchester??) sweet and coffee flavors. very strong. This just may be the best porter I’ve ever had. Go Julie!! MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Draft - Aroma is creamy mocha, roasted malts and mild hops. Pours black with small head and great lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is tart and creamy at the same time. A nice porter. aracauna (3616) - Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2006
By far Julie’s best beer for the opening week. I’m going to have to figure out how to get back up there to try the Biere de Garde when it’s ready. Dark, dark brown with a khaki head. Big, rich aroma with espresso, brownies and a bit of c-hop aroma in the back. Very stoutlike. As it warms, there’s a bit of heat in the back from the alcohol.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2006
So nice I had to do it twice. Two pints that is. Very dark brown almost opaque with a creamy tan head. Nice aroma of black coffee with notes of smoke. The flavor continued with the coffee and added some chocolate as well. There was a nice sweetness at the start and finish. The finish sweetness had a nice hop bitterness mixed in as well. Nice throat warmth. Silky mouthfeel with a medium to sub-medium body. Overall a very nice beer with good amounts of flavor and aroma all with a nice balance. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Chocolately and roasty, but not alot of depth, but the sample I tried was a bit too cold, and I was impatient in letting it warm up to really get the full concentration out of it. Some roasty coffee flavor, with just a bit of honey sweetness. Sort of underwhelmed my palate, but I will try it again and re-rate.