OldStyleCubFan (77) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at churchkey.....flat. ....but really traditional porter....the negative review seem to be expecting a stout.....maybe a little thin....reddish brown..slight alcohol in the noise...good
wombat23 (607) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at The Ginger Man, NYC. Dark brown, almost black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and dark fruits. Acidic and alcoholic finish.
Jow (3378) - New York, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at gingerman. Deep dark pour small purple head. Nose is chocolate and malt. Tastes of fudge, motor oil, cola, cocoa powder, malty, red wine residue, and brown sugar. Rich and thick palate.
magsinva (1100) - Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Tusky’s - pours pitch with a tan head that vanishes as it warms. Love the coffee beef jerky sweetness happening with this one. Has a nice smoothness to the finish. Nice!
DiarmaidBHK (4155) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Tuscarora mill. Pours black with a half inch of khaki foam. Doesn't leave much lacing in the glass. Lots of chocolate on the nose. Nice roasted malt on the nose with a touch of sweetness balanced by some nice hop presence. Hides it's booze well. Nice!
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brownaler (527) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong coffee aroma with a bold chocolate malt. Finish is smooth and velvety. M
pras (577) - Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with aromas of roasty malt and chocolate. Flavor is more of the same, very rich and sweet. Mouthfeel is silky. Sweetness hides the alcohol well.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[7203-20150501] 1pt9.4floz bottle. Roasted wood chips and fruity roasted nuts aroma. Black body with a quick foamy tan head. Fruity wooden roasted bread flavour. Medium body. Seems almost infected? (7/3/5/3/12) 3.0
(w/ jercraigs, mds)
BierMeHoos (557) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 1 pint 9.4 fl oz bottle. This is one darn good beer. Appearance is black, pure black. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee, and lots of chocolate. Taste is similar, with some slight hints of alcohol. Palate is medium, not too thick. Overall, a really nice beer, very drinkable, right up my type of beer.
Huhzubendah (3443) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Near black body with a thin ring of beige head. Aromas of charred malt, roast, smoke. Sweet malt with medium alcohol presence. Perhaps an over abundance of burnt / charred malt. Low carbonation with notes of melted chocolates and booze. Decent in small quantities. Could use a few tweaks.
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2015-05-01. Black body with a small tan head. 3+ Dusty roasty aroma, sort of tangy quality to it. Flavour is similar dry bitter roast. Touches of cocoa. Tangier than expected. Average body, effervescent carbonation. Okay. I suspect more sour and tangy than intended. Bottle from Trader Joe’s, Washington DC.