troopie (2501) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2013 BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 (so I was told), bottle thanks to thirdeye11’s friend. Pours with a deep brown body and a small, off-white head. Aroma of port, brown sugar, oak, chocolate and licorice. Taste is chocolate, port, anise, fudge, licorice, and raisins. Creamy carbonation.
Draught. Pours black with a thin off white head. Light and rather faint aroma with a bit of berry. Full satisfying flavour, malt, raisins, berries, with a strong chocolate note. Lekker berry and malt finish beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - FEB 23, 2013
On tap. 2011. Black with a thin brown head. Scent is sweet and roasted malts. Taste is chocolate, roasty, coffee, wood and ripe fruit. lucky_dog (1) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2012 does not count
I tried this sweet deliciousness on tap during a brewery tour around Portland, OR. Out of several brewery samples around the city, this came in as my favorite beer. It poured thick, black and rich with a dark tan head. Taste had notes of brown sugar, caramel, coffee, and oak. Beautiful finish-lightly sweet and balanced. The taste lingered on my palate and left me looking forward to the next sip. The higher alcohol content didn’t make this beer too rich either as I’ve experienced time and time again. I wasn’t an imperial stout drinker before this beer, but I have been trying to find one that compares since. marcus (10890) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 14, 2012
On tap at Fredfest 2012. Pours black with a thin tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor featuring chocolate, anise and fruit with a very dry finish. bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Draft. Black beerwith a thin light brown head. Roast and malt aroma. Roast and malt flavor with backing hops. Medium bodied. Roast and malt lingers with light nuttiness and backing hops.
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2011
At Holiday Ale Festival in Portland. Pours dark brown with a reddish tan head. Aromas of melted chocolate, caramel and vanilla--yummy. Unfortunately, taste doesn’t quite live up, with too much caramel, and a red wine finish. mar (5458) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
2007 bottle thanks to matt. poured black with no head. nose is chocolate, wood, alcohold, raisins, dates, and roasted malts. nice on the palate, flavors are port, wood, chocolate, raisins, bitter chocolate, and a clean finish. Rosebud butternuts (2398) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2010
bottle thanks to matt that likes beer. poured an iodine looking color. aroma was caramel, port, dark roast, and honey? flavor was port, cherry, and oak. body was heavy with low carbonation. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
(22oz, courtesy of Matt) Pours a black body with a medium brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, port, wood, raspberries, caramel, and marshmallow. Flavor of roasted malt, port, caramel, chocolate, and some anise with a somewhat dry wood finish. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2010
Thanks to Matt for sharing this beer at thirdeye11’s recent tasting.
The beer pours black with a dark brown head. The edges of the beer are dark red. The aroma is chocolate, port and roasted malt. The flavor is chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, oak, vanilla, port and licorice. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. A very nice barrel-aged beer where the port notes really shine.