maekchu (4104) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2013 Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s dark, lightly tart fruitiness on the nose. This is soured right? Smooth & clean but with a tang. It’s good. I like it a lot. It’s dark cherry chocolate. Yums
Draught at Bailey’s Taproom in Portland (from notes). Dark malt, charred coffee, and some grass in the nose. Flavor is similar. Alcohol is very well
disguised. Strong and straightforward stuff. I liked this a lot more than my drinking buddy did.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Black with a creamy tan head. Beautiful strong floral chocolate tropical fruit and citrus aroma and taste with a clean tart finish. Outstanding! deyholla (12590) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Poured a clear brown with an off-white head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma was a combination of chocolate, smooth dark grains and a bit of cookie. Flavor was smooth dark grains and smooth dark chocolate. Really nice mouthfeel. AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Black color/ fleeting head. Chocolate syrup, dark roast malt, black licorice aromas. medium bodied. Earthy molasses, dark fruit, licorice, dark roast malt flavors- very good.
brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
A: The pour is a dark brown, almost cola-like, color with a thin off-white head.
S: The nose opens up with a mild roast character along with some roasted malts. Overall, it’s sort of watery and mildly boozy. Nothing really that great going on.
T: Flavor has a fair amount of licorice, ash, and roasted malts (almost burnt). There’s a moderate sweetness to it, and the molasses does come through. A decently boozy effort, too.
M: The body is light to medium with a moderate carbonation to it.
D: No real desire to try this again. Both the aroma and the flavor really fall short here JohnnyJ (5571) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Draft at the San Diego Strong Ale Fest 2010. Dark brown pour, tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt, burnt coffee, and brown sugar. Surprisingly I am not a big fan of this. LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a frothy tan head that subsides to a thin cap.Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Aroma: Big roast, slight herbal hops, peat and coffee..
Taste: Burnt roast, coffee, ash with a vinous finish..
Mouthfeel: Lively bubbles, medium bodied and a little creamy..
Overall: For being big, it was wonderfully dry and complex. With all the sugar in this, I am surprised I arrived at that.
Growler from Sixteen Tons consumed during Thanksgiving dinner. Poured the color of Christmas coal with a slight tan head that was gone almost before I’d closed the growler. Smelled of roast malts, coffee, chocolate, molasses, light brown sugar and a mild touch of earthy hops. Tasted of cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, molasses, brown sugar. Medium to thick mouthfeel, slightly chewy. Delicious porter that I hope to drink more of someday. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2010
GABF 2010, one of my best in show beers. Best porter I had in Denver. Big roasted malt aroma with touches of coffee, chocolate, molasses. Big big mouthfeel. Flavor did not disappoint either. Layers of it. Very good