LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Appearance: Pours root beer brown with a thin ring around the edge.
Aroma: Walnuts chocolate, oats, caramel popcorn.
Taste: Roast, chocolate, nuts. Alcohol is well hidden.
Mouthfeel: Dry for an imperial with modest soft carbonation.
Overall: A very balanced decadent big porter.This would pair well with some chocolate covered nuts. taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Dark, slightly tan head. A good light porter that has decent chocolate flavors to it. The bitterness is not overdone. durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2011
On tap at Falling Rock in Denver. Pours dark brown, nearly black with a thin mocha head. Nose of chocolate, roast grain and coffee. Good balance of sweet and roasty, which is similar on the tongue. A fair amount of chicory and licorice as well. Palate isn’t too thick or boozy. Nice. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2011
2009 vintage on draft at the brewpub.
Pours a deep dark brown color that’s almost black with a 1.5 finger beige head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Roasted malt aroma with lots of chocolate along with some toffee, caramel and licorice. Silky sweetness and subtle lactic cream in the nose.
Medium bodied with a nice balance of roasted and sweet malt notes. There’s a strong chocolate presence up front along with hints of caramel, toffee and nut countered by faint spice, licorice and dark fruit. Well balance and easy to drink but nothing overly complex. This was the best beer I had during my visit to Twisted Pine. brokensail (16444) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
A: The beer pours almost black in color with about a finger of khaki head.
S: The aroma starts off with plenty of roasted malts. There is just a very slight acidity which is quickly followed by plenty of dark fruits, licorice, and dark chocolate. Toward the back end there is a light sweetness of molasses.
T: Things begin much the same way on the palate. Roasted malts and dark chocolate with a hint of cocoa powder. There is a mild vanilla note as well as some molasses. A few notes of black cherry, too.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: Other than that light acidity to the nose, this was pretty solid overall.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2011
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Nose is milk chocolate, green hay and caramel. Creamy medium body with a lively tang. Taste is dark chocolate, licorice, gin, malted milk and raisin. Finishes roasty with citrus peel. Close to a stout. Good but uneventful. JokerXgg (12) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2011
One of the best porters I’ve had yet. The aroma is delicious and makes you want to have more and more! madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 Bottled. Thx doodler for this. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma of liqourice, sweetness, chocolate, coconut, Spice. Flavour of sweetness. Roast, liqourice, caramel SMS then some. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a sweet and light roasted note. Pleasant. Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone nuplastikk (6252) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2011
22oz bomber split at tasting. Opaque black, oily non-head. Malty, smoky, chocolate aroma. Sweet and mellow like a Porter, but a little sweet in it’s imperialness. A touch watery, Twisted Pine style. Not exactly World Class, but still enjoyable stuff. Quite mellow, with big chocolate tones. OK. rougeau13 (3007) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Pours black with a slight tan head and little lacing. Aroma of roast, wood, chocolate, and pancake syrup. The taste is definitely sweeter than expected, and chocolatey, with a distinct molasses-like character. A very minimal bitterness peeks out at the end. The body is full and creamy. Quite nice, and the alcohol is pretty well hidden.