emacgee (3740) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean dark pour, opaque with reddish hues and one to two fingers of tan head. Wonderful aroma, soft orange rind and dark roast with coffee and toast. Nice ester profile. Flavor is nice, shows dry coffee roast upfront with some citrusy esters. Light bodied and dry. Very nice.
joeneugs (2573) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours dark brown with a khaki head. The aroma is fruity with light chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is ashy with tobacco, roasted malt and fruitcake. It has a full and creamy body. Notes of anise and black licorice in the finish. Really tasty.
merc7186 (1462) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Dark Malts, Mildly Roasty, Mild Coffee
T: Dark Roasted Chocolate Malts, Coffee, Belgian Yeast, Mild Oranges
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mild Drying
Overall, a nice balanced porter with lots of fruit and roasty malts in the flavor.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is chocolate, orange peel, pepper, Belgian yeast. The The flavor follows exactly, not quite as sweet as I thought. The appearance is brown/black, cream/light brown head. Medium, slightly thick head. The finish is pepper, pine. Nicely done.
milosh (2) - ESTONIA - NOV 9, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brought a bottle to Europe from a trip to US. Complex beer with many layers. The first thing that came to my mind from aroma was ciders from Normandy/France (the same feeling/memories continued from taste). Nice large brown head. Fruity. Citrus. Roasted malt, chocolate. Some raisins. Complex, very complex, yeast. Sweet start with a slapping bitterness. It seems a bit too dry for such a dark beer with a bitterness - more body would be better. All in all -- a very complex porter with a Belgian twist.
Dan269605 (135) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with red hues, large beige bottle conditioned head that sticks around for a while. Right away I get a hint of citrus on the nose, although subtle. There are also all of the typical porter aromas such as roasted notes, malty, light roasted coffee and a slight Belgian characteristic. Taste much like the aroma, roasty with slight bitterness, the blood orange is there, but very subtle in the background, I would like some more. The body is a little thin, I think I would prefer a larger beer, more of an imperial porter. I think more body would benefit this. Interesting, good, could be better though.
TaktikMTL (5376) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fût. Verre de dégustation au Acadia’s Oktoberfest 2013 (Southwest Harbor, ME). Arôme: Légère odeur de céréale grillée et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat avec une pointe de caramel et d’agrume. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #5271)
CanIHave4Beers (2757) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours basically black with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is roasty with some smoky coffee, some light hoppiness and some dark chocolate.
The flavor is nicely roasty & bitter. It’s got a good coffe character overall is pretty darned dry. The blood orange is pretty well incorporated but light lending a light pithy and bitter flavor.. Although it becomes fruitier as it warms.
keanex (1132) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Clear, but opaque, Chestnut hued body with a creamy tan head.
Aroma: The aroma is mild with cocoa, roasted malts, brown sugar and hints of citrus.
Taste: Cocoa is prominent with brown sugar, some dark chocolate overtones, with a subtle bitter orange on the finish.
Palate: Full bodied and highly carbonated.
Overall: This drinks nicely, but the price hurts it. If I had bought a bottle I likely would have been a little disappointed. It’s not a bad beer, but I feel that it’s muted in flavor.
ManvsCity (180) - Redmond, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a thick beige head. Roasted marshmallow and faint orange zest aroma. Medium body, low carbonation, flavors of caramel, fresh baked dark bread, plum, and a touch of citrus. Finishes somewhat dry, with orange peel burps.