Travlr (26129) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Tap at Churchkey. Dark maroon brown, large thick tan head, good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste of chocolate syrup. Nice. cgarvieuk (25992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
bottle at home ... dark brown black.. big tan head ... soft sweet toffee fruit malt nose ... soft roast ...dark chocolatt roast ... soft chocolate roast ... soft roast malts ... dry fruits ... soft malts ... caramel toffe Leighton (22327) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle shared at Craig’s. Pours transparent brown with a creamy tan head. The nose has some toasted grains, nips of earth and brown sugar. Medium sweet flavor, lightly smokey, with burnt toast, more earth and grains. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Moderate sweetness to finish with still more toasted grains, bittersweet cocoa, mellow earth. Not bad. bhensonb (15760) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Bomber from Bruisin Ales. Pours really dark brown with a foamy, clingy 4 finger beige/tan head. Aromas of dark malt and some hop. Medium plus body with lots of foamy carbonation. Flavor is very hoppy. The rye harshness, sorry other rye lovers, is present, there’s a strong hint of coffee/chocolate, and there’s a lot of hop bitter. Love rye. Love hops. Love this. Tmoney99 (14982) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malty, earthy and rye aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark toasted bittersweet flavor with medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex beer.
Stuu666 (14843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours pale ruby brown, nose is fruity, chocolate, taste is dry, bitter, chocolate, roast. Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2011
A red copper ale with a thick moka head. In aroma, a nice fruity hops with treacle and caramel. In mouth, a smooth DIPA with oily biscuitty malt, orange pulp, pinhey c-hops, all very nice and classy. On tap at Brewvival, Feb. 26 2011. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2010
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop clear dark brown body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, rye, some bittersweet chocolate, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, some bittersweet chocolate, rye. Smooth medium body, some acidity, fairly drinkable. Put it among some black IPAs and it’d fit right in. But whatever style it is, it’s pretty tasty -- hats off to the homebrewer who developed the recipe. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2011
22 ounce bottle form Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA, opened 6/28/11. Pours a reddish brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, rye, minty and floral hop notes. The taste is Kind of an odd leathery, minty taste, if that makes any sense. Almost like menthol. Some roast and herbal notes in there as well. Medium bodied. Weird beer, and I’ll be drinking it rather quickly. Dogbrick (13789) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2010
This brew pours dark brown with some amber highlights around the edges. Medium tan head that diminishes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is piney hops with notes of rye. Medium body with flavors of hops, pine, bittersweet chocolate and rye. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitterness underscored by toasted rye bread. Overall this is a solid Porter that actually reminded me of a lot of Black IPAs I have tried recently.