DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Squire’s., #0364 of 2007. Pours onyx with 1-finger tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, heavy molasses, dark chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, cashew, cinnamon. Tastes roasty, with a rich dark malt upfront flavor giving way to dark chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, and nuts. Rich, thick, oily brew. My only beef is that it waters out a tiny bit at the end. This one is amazingly good.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another thanks to The_Epeeist for bringing me a bomber of this. Pours deep brown with a medium creamy head. Nice lacing. Aroma of espresso, roasted malts and toffee. Rich coffee taste that’s a little bit sweet with the toffee, but very nice overall.
I’m assuming that much of the toffee sweetness is from the rapadou. It’s definitely something to try.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy coffee like roastedness, and an odd burnt something,like charred sugar, taste is burnt coffee and dark caramel,finished by a smooth and bitter light sweetness,alcohol well hidden, strange combination, coffee grounds taste more burnt then roasted, you certainly notice that strange sugar used,still very enjoyable
SirSlarty (68) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing. Wehn I was at the brewery I asked about the brewmaster’s reservse and this one sounded the most fascinating. Brewed with cane sugar and I can taste it. It’s more of a refined sugar. And incredible porter worth a taste but it’s limited.
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with brownish head. Roasty, caramel malt, light touch of coffee, sugar cane is present.
Very impressed, wish this beer was available here in FL.
TheEpeeist (3520) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a crema head. Nose is brown sugar, molasses and light espresso. Medium body with a buzz. Taste is tar, burnt sugar and lime set against toffee and mocha. A bit harsh at times but nice touches of sweetness.
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good looking beer with a chocolate colored head. This one is pretty big for a porter and i will have to admit that it has some redeeming qaualities. its sweet with a mild burnt body and some bitter chocolate notes. This is the secnd beer i have had from these guys and i will have to say that i am pretty impressed.
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle, via kmweaver. Pours a very dark brown, almost black body with a small tight bubbled chocolate brown head that retained as a thin covering. The aroma is heavy dark fruits and roast with a bit of a espresso coffee smell. A little licorice, burnt caramel, and a touch of chalk. The flavor is a little too high on the burnt malt, it almost crosses over into the ashy category. Heavy caramel and burnt residual sugars on the finish, a touch of tobacco. This does have some similarities to a Foreign Stout with the high sugars, but not quite enough roast to qualify. Pretty well hidden alcohol for being 9%. Mouthfeel is fairly thick with a slightly clingy sugaryness on the finish. Moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, pretty decent, but the sweetness gets a little tiring as you get further into the bottle.
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Initial tasting reminding me of the inaugural ale they brewed. Pours very dark brown with fair brown head. Very roasty and chocolatey aroma. Notes of caramel and some coffee, even a little nutty flavor. Mouthfeel is creamy with a medium-full body. Pleasant bitter finish. Very tasty.
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, #0211 of 2007. Pours dark brown. Spruce aroma. Lots of roast. Flavors of roast, caramel. Long lasting bitterness lingers on the palate.