bbaird (37) - - JAN 14, 2018 picknbrew (199) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2011 12 oz. bottle. Aroma-Roasty and a little nutty. slight hint of chocolate and some sweetness. Appearance-Dark cloudy brown color whith hardly any head. Taste- Lots of roast character with coffee coming through in the aroma. Some sweetness but mostly dry and somewhat astringent with a fairly bitter finish and slightly metalic feeling. Palate- Plenty of carbonation. medium bodied.
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---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Bill Becker (2000) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017
From Aug 2007
Yet another sample I got in trade with Wasatch. Thanks, John!
It pours from the 12oz bottle a very dark brown with some reddish hues and a tiny head of foam that dissipated quickly. There's just some spotting and a little bit of lacing.
The smell has a nice roasted and caramel malt nose to it.
The taste starts off with a good chocolate malt flavour and it's pretty sweet but then the roasted malt moves in and cuts down on the sweetness a bit and that improves the taste and drinkability for me. I pulled this straight out of the fridge, not my usual modus operendi, so I'm going to take small sips and see what happens when it gets closer to room temp.
It's now warmed up some and nothing's really changed. I'd have to say that this is a pretty good sample of the style, not overly complex yet a solid interpretation and I'd gladly drink it again if I was offered one. katrinaez (2355) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Light, sweet chocolate coffee aroma, pours dark brown, medium mouthfeel, bitter malts on the back of your throat, mild toffee sweetness throughout, more like a health bar followed with some coffee. bottle. ExpendableHero (934) - Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2017
A solid porter. Faint aromas of dark chocolate. Flavors of water coffee, some mild dark chocolate, earth, and woody notes. Earthy, dry finish is semi-sweet. Oily mouth feel. Enjoyable. sinfull (1844) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Dark brown color. Thin, beige head. Milk chocolate and roasted malt in aroma. Sweet ,malty taste with roasted bitterness at the end.
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mar (5456) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2017
Deep brown, basically black with a cream head. Rich chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Smooth palate, heavy roasted malts up front, light chocolate, coffee in the finish. Voodoo (714) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head which disappears quickly.....aroma is chocolate, sweet malt, slight coffee.....taste follows the aroma with a medium thin body and slight bittering on the back end. puboflyons (3529) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2017
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Brown, moderately heady pour with reddish hues. The aroma has a kind of cherry fruitiness at first along with the roasted sweet malts and a low hop profile. The body is light to medium and smooth. The taste also has a sweet cherry-like character with a slightly fruity short lasting bitterness to end. gnoff (11138) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2017 Bottled 355 ml on January 30, 2017, from Luekens Dunedin ($2.49).TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Pretty much black color, lasting fluffy tan head with lacing. Sweet, malty, grainy, some chocolate scent. Malty, grainy, chocolate taste. Grainy, light roasted aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high grainy dry bitterness.
Pours a dark brown color with khaki colored head. Coffee, roasted malts, and chocolate on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with an over abundance of roast.