orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Playing a bit of catch up on this one. Reviewed from notes.
Was lucky to get a pour from a growler of this one, it was gone crazy fast!
A - Pours deep brown, bordering on black with a small half finger tall off white head leaving spotty trails of lace down parts of the glass.
S - Smells of straight up cocoa powder and very little else. Maybe a touch of vanilla? Thats about it really.
T - Starts off with a HUGE cocoa powder taste / feel that is strong from start to finish. The chocolatey sweetness can only do so much, the powdery feel leaves the palate dry after each sip.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. The powdery feel is just so over the top, it really makes it hard to consume a lot of this in one sitting.
O - I liked this one, it is just a little too heavy on the cocoa powder. Maybe twice as much would have worked just as well. Oh well, better luck next year for this one.
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at 5 lamps. Pours like dark coca cola with thick lasting tan head. Aroma is chocolate, some hints of leather and malt. Taste is overwhelmingly chocolate. Medium body. Great chocolate porter.