nuplastikk (6454) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2013
Imperial Pint at FFF on 4/20. Sort of an excessive massive beige head..steady. Sweet chocolate aroma. Whereas the Alpha Klaus lets the hops shine, this is rich and chocolaty. Smooth on the palate. World Class, this is fantastic. Roasty, oily, cocoa action. Creamy smooth finish, a hint of chocolate covered bitterness. Big, bold, delightful. Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
Draught at Three Floyds Brewpub. Black - brown head. Burned, nice malty, chocolate, coffee, fruity, nice bitterness, ok sweetness, nice hoppy, smooth body, high malty. Lovely. jmikolich (1486) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2012
on tap @ 3F (25Mar2012) ARE YOU KIDDING ME? this was the last beer I sampled @ 3F and it was easily the best. the smoothness and complexity just rocked me, 3F speaks to me in hops but nailed the english style.. coffe flavor is there but balanced, malty backbone still balanced... good drinking. Bigmmartin (620) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2012
On tap at the brewpub on friday night before DLD ’12. dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2012
An excellent, classic porter. Filled with dry roasted nuttiness, chocolate, and robust malts. Starts off with slightly sweet, with some chocolate and light fruit. Ends with a dry, hearty maltiness. The hops take a backseat on this one, only stepping in to help balance things out. It seems like a good, traditional English porter.
Pours black with a reddish tint and a khaki head, great retention. Aroma is french roast coffee, baker’s chocolate, some dank pine. Taste is chalky chocolate, coffee, some pine. Body is rich and creamy, medium carbonation, long roasty finish. Overall, the night before I drank this at the pub I opened a bottle of 2011 Alpha Klaus and these 2 beers are nearly indistinguishable, Mushy just has less hops.
pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2012
On tap at the source... Pours a cola like consistency becoming more brownish towards the edges. A thin light beige head rests on top that quickly dissipates... Chocolate and roast emphasized in the aroma, touch if rye bread almost... Flavors are more of the same with a slight fruity roasty bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium with somewhat prickly carbonation. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Draft on tap at the Deconstructed brewpub (Munster, IN). A new one. Excellent. Pours a rich blackish pour, darker with flashing deep ruby edges and bottom, some body flashes. A thicker cakey light brown head atop that stays well layered, laces ok and sticks around. Aromas are cocoa and roast, toffee and gentle kisses of dark fruit. Biscuits, more cocoa comes into the fold as it warms a bit more, dustings and gentle roastiness mix. A light dry floral hopping sits there. Initial is medium bodied, preaching a firm dry bitterness and hopping up front. Citrus and florals mix with black malts, bitter roast, and dark chocolate. Middle shows a touch of sweetness, cocoa and a bit of toffee, biscuits and bread. Middle picks up with a creaminess, cocoa and dry roast mix liberally with a firm malt body that gives it some girth, but definitely doesn’t get sweet. Earthy brown malts take the reigns here. Backend is dry and hoppy, lingering roast and toast with cocoa and biscuity elements kicking around. The hops and chocolate element interweave well, almost a bit creamy and chocolatey on the palate in the middle. Smooth and mellow, earthy brown malts really give some life in the middle giving the malt body a pleasant kick. They assert themselves. Lingering weird dry hop and almost a faint kiss of anise or something medicinal in the aftertaste is what I catch at times. Overall, a solid beer with some great balance, dry and bitter yet still with some of that malt body hanging on. Nice.