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
jercraigs (8294) - 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.
jefcon (1461) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of hops on a porter, and a good full palate feel as well. Long and rich finish getting more and more malty as you drink it.
floydslip (232) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep cola-brown beer with a dark beige head that subsides quickly with an audible crackle. Rich nose of semi-sweet chocolate, balsamic vinegar, and soy sauce. Flavor follows the nose with some coffee and quite a bit more malty sweetness. This all ends with a slight bitterness. There’s quite a bit going on here; I just wish more of the roast followed through to the finish to counterbalance the sweetness. Still, a pretty good porter.
brigg (532) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Growler from D’Vines in DC) Poured black, a ring of a brown head. Dark roasted aroma, Medium body. Flavor is sweet; caramelized sugar, dark fruit, bourbon, coffee, bittersweet chocolate; mildly spicy.
Patrickctenchi (4538) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, with a dark tan ring.
Tangy, wood, chocolate, dark fruit aroma.
Taste is almost vinous, chocolate, tart wooden notes....plum.
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (courtesy of Travlr). Woody chocolate fudge and coffee malt aroma. Black with nice brown head. Mildly sweet chocolate malt and mildly astringent herbal flavor. Dry finish. Tasty.
stevoj (2663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is almost firing on all cylinders, except for a flat appearance, pouring out like an oil slick. Slick, slippery body, aroma carries some wine like essences, along with some molasses and soy sauce. Alcohol warmth right up front, woody, sweet taste. Medium sweet finish.
Westchesterco (1246) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at spacebar in falls church va it is a dark brown color with a slight head. The aroma is boozey with cherry and some malt. The taste is is a strong boozey licorice chocolate taste that lingers on the palate
Iphonephan (4016) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Spacebar in Falls Church VA. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Malty nose. Flavors of toasted nuts and caramel. Sweet finish.
GenDV138 (2776) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz draft at Spacebar. Black with light tan head. Aromas of vanilla, dark fruit, dark chocolate, caramel. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, booze, dark fruit, a little cola. Medium body with a dry and syrupy finish. The booze kind of masks the other flavors and holds the beer back a bit for me.