hawker (17) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Trying to be a bit too fancy, not a real porter, but not a real ale. Not too tasty, drinkable... johnnnniee (4411) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Pours a clear dark brown color with with a huge fluffy off white head that seems to last forever. Smells lightly roasty with caramel, brown sugar, and an earthy mineral aroma. The flavor mimics the aroma quite well. Earthy, sulfur, dark sugar, chocolate, hints of fruit and a bit of roast. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. I can’t figure this one out, is it a weak stout, a roasty English pale ale? It does neither very well. Mediocre beer at best. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2013
bottle at Dad’s tasting. Dark brown pour with nice frothy head. Dark malts & piney light smoke on the tongue and a bit ashy, roasted chocolates, etc. Tasty. BroSpud (2239) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours a very dark amber with an off white head.Has the look feel and taste closer to a brown ale. Easy drinking beer heavier on the malt side with caramel, a slight smokiness and just the right hint of hops jredmond (8626) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle opened at the Daduary 2013 tasting. Pours a deep brownish body with moderate head. Aroma is caramel, sweet malts, chocolate and roast. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of roasted chocolate malts, burnt caramel, light smoke, spice and roast.
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Poured from 22 oz. bottle in North Conway, NH.
Clear, but nearly opaque, deep brown with 2-finger tan head and good lacing.
Aroma of coffee, caramel, roasted malt, molasses and light hops.
Taste of dark fruit, roasted malt, smoke, molasses, coffee and hops with a slightly bitter finish. Nice balance of sweet, smokey and bitter.
Medium/light body and low/medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone AirForceHops (7793) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2013
22 oz. bottle at local Market Basket. Pours just like a typical stout. Back liquid, thin ring of white head. Nose is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is a bit strange. I guess the description from the brewer is pretty right. The body and texture remind a person of a pale ale but the roasted malts and chocolate is slightly off balance. What does this brew want to be? I could take it or leave it. I think I will leave it next time. PhillyCraft (7904) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle. Deep black pour with tannish head, medium in size. Lots of chocolate bar, caramel malts, pale malt, hops, and roasted grains. Softer carbonation with a medium body. Not bad for a Harpoon. TATE (407) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JAN 30, 2013
On tap at the Nocturnem Draft Haus. Pours black with a tan head. They had it listed as a Black and Tan. This was a great combo of stout and pale ale with the blending providing a mello, smoky, roasty taste similar to a porter thornecb (6055) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Pours deep amber into an English pint. Off-white micro head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Caramel, chocolate and mild smoke aromas. Medium bodied upfront with dark caramel turning dry in the lasting charred chocolate finish.