anderson01 (356) - Spirit Lake, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Black in color with a tan, bubbly head. Caramel and maple syrup are in the aroma. Reeses peanut butter cup is the first thing i taste. Watery texture with an abrupt finish. Medium-bodied with average carbonation. Overall average beer. poisoneddwarf (2511) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2012
12 oz bottle bought at Super 1 in Rathdrum, ID. Pours almost opaque black with reddish tints; has a thin beige head that holds for a couple of minutes. Aroma is faintly bready--that’s all I’m getting. Taste is bittersweet--the bitterness is much more prominent than the Big Sky Bobo I rated last night, which was sweeter, but this is Ninkasi, after all. Has a nice roasty flavor. Carbonation is average and the mouthfeel is creamy. Not as good as Bobo, but this is good. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Draft at Indigo. Pours a grainy, murky black with a scant tan filmy head. Dark bitter chocolate nose. Creamy medium body, decent carb. Bitter chocolate mid palate with a mild roasty finish. Kind of a one trick pony. slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"I was looking forward to this based on the goodness of their oatmeal stout. This was a solid porter entry, but nothing too exciting. Light roast, coffee, subtle hops. A little chocolate on the back end of the flavor. Standard, but good." PapaSkeetSkeet (1010) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Deep, dark, black-mid brown, slightly cloudy, amber-orange when backlit. thick, warm-tan head that is slight coarse and fades to a ring. Aroma is sweet oat, light caramel, pine, hint of maple and honey, hint of roots/sassafras. Body is medium-light, but with light, delicate carbonation and a somewhat sweet palate that gives the impression of a medium palate. Flavor is leaf and pine, light grain/woodiness. touch of light caramel sweetness (most of the caramel comes through the nose). Moderate earthy bitterness that lingers and defines the aftertaste. Nice porter, just what I wanted (actually, an imperial version of this would have been ideal, this is more of a spring porter, but for the non-porter drinker, I suppose it could be a proper January beer). RIP Sarah Burke, and please support an unregulated internet at all costs!
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle... Poured a dense, near black with a thick, light brown head. Nose had some roast, and some hints of sulfur. Thin, drying body. Lots of roat here in the flavor. Reminded my of a dry stout. Dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, charcoal, a but nutty. More roasted malt in the finish. Mild bitterness with a hint of hops. troopie (2341) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with off white head. Nutty and bittersweet chocolate aroma. Medium bodied, with some nut in the flavour. Roast and a little hop in the finish marcus (10227) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 14, 2012
On tap at Fredfest 2012. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a thin dark molasses flavor with a dry finish. jake65 (3695) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle: Dark brown with a thin head. The description of bittersweet chocolate is very accurate, plus a little roast and yeast. Consistent through the flavor too. Good chocolate to bittersweet to roast ratio. Moderate in intensity and I found this rather easy to cruise through the whole bottle solo. robforbes (2243) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2012
pours a dark brown with a medium size khaki head and very good lacing.
smell is faint, cocoa, malt, and a little nutty.
taste is dry yet creamy, bakers chocolate, malt, and a few hops. ends smooth with a touch of sourness.