robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Dark Brown with Sandy Ring. Bit of a Tart Smell with a Dry Wine and Malt Aroma. Dry Malt Porter with a Tart Wine Taste Surrounding It. Thin Mouthfeel, But Heavy at the Same Time. SImplistic Barrel Aged Brew in that the Barrel Hogs all the Taste Glory...but Overall A Really Nice Tasting Beer. fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Thanks again to Hopdog. Pours deep dark brown, nearly opaque with thin tan ringing head. Aroma of chocolate, oak wood, sweet coffee. Flavor of oak, coffee, smoke. Soft, smooth, thin palate. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Tasted from Growler acquired in trade with robertsreality (big thanks!). Poured a dark brown (almost black) color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of light vanilla, wood, and ground coffee. Tastes of stronger wood, coffee, roast, light vanilla and some chocolate. The coffee was not as strong as I remember the regular coffee porter was. Some lacing left on the glass. Smooth body. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Thanks to hopdog for sharing the growler he landed in a trade. Really a treat. Pours a darke brown almost black with a small tan head. Slight lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. For any of you who have been to Hershey Park and have gone through the "chocolate factory tour", that is what I was getting for the aroma. Flavor was more coffee with lots of wood and also some chocolate. badgerben (5286) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Town Hall 8th Anniversary, Wednesday release: It looked damn near spot on to mud, just a very vague hint of red around the top edges. No head. Solid hit of bourbon and vanilla on the nose. The taste is an interesting spectrum. It started out with the expected bourbon, oak and vanilla. After a few sips, a very lightly roasted coffee rolled out. About halfway through the glass, the sweet malt became apparent, but a bitter chocolate offset it. Towards the end, there was almost a hint of tobacco. It seemed to really mellow out at the finish.