pintsize (1041) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2008
1-19-08 bottle. pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Blackish brown with thin cream colored head. Smells like the generic cocoa puffs. Has an artifical cocoa and cheap malt smell. Taste is slightly chocolate and malt but is mostly just watery. Has a chocolate powder aftertaste too that isn’t very enjoyable at all. No desire to finish the glass. Not a winner.
Reminds me to avoid this brewery like the plague! This is terrible! Do they know what a winter warmer is supposed to be? Maybe. It’s a sipper. And about all I can handle of this is a sip! Looks good enough, standard brown red, without much of a head. The nose is okay. A bit of chocolate powder, small sweetness, and earthy. Like dirt. Or dirty beer? And then maybe a bit rusty? A bit fizzy in the mouth. A big towards the creamy side. The flavor seems okay at first. Creamy and sweet, but then it sinks in after that split second. Crappy crappy cola like abbrasiveness, a bit of Dimetap. Maybe some chocolate? I don’t know, this leaves a metallic to dirty grimy flavor in the mouth. I hate this beer. And it’s too acidic. Bad beer. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2008
hideously crafted...very homebrewish...grainy and earthy is all im gonna say ...thin...sick...gross...embarrasing.. lb4lb (2632) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Black with transluscent, ruby edged with a medium beige head. Smell is cocoa, cardboard and metallic. Taste is cocoa at first, but soon after a stale cardboard like flavor kicks in with a metallic finish and aftertaste. Body is a bit thin, but not overly, and although it doesn’t taste terrible, there are some slight off flavors that detract. Drinkable, and not as bad as I expected. Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2008
12 oz bottle just purchased at Lueken’s in Dunedin, FL. Pours kind of dark brown and dirty with thin tan head. The aroma is bits of roasty and burnt malts hidden under a musty blanket of oxidation. The taste is just the same as the aroma with roasty malts, burnt malts, a splash of chocolate milk, malt sweetness and then a big roll of old wet cotton throw rug. Not so good.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Single sample, after their Maple Nut Brown debacle I couldn’t convince myself into getting an entire six pack...turned out to be the right call. Pours a dark brown with a fizzy head that quickly vanishes. No lacing and very minimal carbonation. Lush chocolaty aroma, very sweet to the nose. Flat and thin, poor mouth feel to say the least. Flavor is rich and rather nice. Heavy cocoa, reminds me of liquid Tootsie Rolls. A dash of maple syrup and honey along with an extremely faint bitterness. Overly sweet that tends to work out, My senses couldn’t handle more than one of these at a time even if it were a much better beer. travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Very dark brown to black in color with an ok head. Sweet smell you can smell and taste the cocoa powder. Seems a little artifically sweet.
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a dark burgundy body with a small beige head. Aroma of cocoa, roastiness, and honey. Flavor of cocoa, lactic, and roasted malt. An easy drinker. morrdt (715) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2007
12 oz. bottle from Broudy’s at Jax Beach. Pours a nice dark color with a light tan head. Aroma is all cocoa. Taste has a powdered cocoa tinge to it with a little bit of the usual porter follow up. A good porter...if you’re a girl. I’ll pass on this one next time. heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Very dark brown body with a light brown sand colored head.The aroma is Swiss Miss hot chocolate with some light notes of caramel. The taste is light diet chocolate soda with some coffee flavored candy in the finish. There is also some root beer barrel candy, but not in a pleasant way. Overall, this is a strangely thin brew for a winter porter.