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
illidurit (2136) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
jesus_leal (11) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a very unique porter without the traditional sour grainy flavor and palate. It has a very pleasant appearance with a dark chocolate color. The taste is sweet with strong coffee, citrus and vanilla aroma. The palate is very crisp and creamy. A very unique porter that you should try if you happen to be in the DC area.
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewery. Poured black with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor were roasted malt, lots of coffee, quite boozy, hints of chocolate and smoke. Moderately sweet and bitter. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Very good strong porter.
jtclockwork (8241) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GABF. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of vanilla, espresso, green pepper, chocolate and roast with some chocolate covered banana. Medium body.
kermis (4950) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampled at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of strong rich coffee, dark chocolate, caramel. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter. Thick mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Nate (3710) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle). Rich malty chocolate notes, sweet alcohol vapor, and espresso. Smooth nose, lots of coffee notes. Dark black opaque with cream tan lacing head. Medium body with cask carbonation. Starts rich and sweet with tons of coffee and espresso, chocolate, smooth and sweet. Nutty sweet coffee finish with very little bitterness. Alcohol warming. Delicious porter.
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Churchkey. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, earthy, spicy and floral hops, figs and raisins. Flavor is dark malt and fruits, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a pitch black color with slightly creamy brown head. Aroma is roast, some oaty cereals. Flavor was creamy malts, roasted, and a touch of sweetness. This was pretty good!
MadRobin (1899) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 4 oz. pour at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC.
Opaque, brown-black with small tan head and good lacing.
Aroma of smokey barbecue sauce, roasted malt, charcoal, dark fruit, toffee, chocolate and coffee.
Taste of sweet roasted malt, dark fruit, smokey barbecue sauce, chocolate and coffee.
Medium body and medium/high carbonation.
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Damico (2562) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick, dark, almost muddy black with a cocoa head. Aroma brings smoky barbecue, roasted malts, and coffee. Body is a bit thicker with sweet roasted malty notes, smoky barbecue notes, and chocolate. Quite nice.