Damico (2892) - 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.
mabel (7250) - 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 (333) - 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 (2994) - 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 (8485) - 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 (1502) - 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 (252) - 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 (548) - 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 (4795) - 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 (8992) - 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 (2866) - 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.