skmikeg (900) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Tornado-Pours a dark black-brown with a small tan head which fades to lacing on the edges. Aroma is of roasted malts, milk chocolate, some coffee, molasses, and maybe some vanilla. Taste is of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, some molasses, and some light dark fruits maybe. Has a medium body with a creamy, velvety mouthfeel and a semi bitter, slightly dry finish. overall, a tasty Imp. porter that hides it abv very well and drinks easy for the style.
rejtable (1298) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Lady. Pours dark brown with an initial frothy head and lots of lacing. Notes is sweet molasses and raisin bread. Notes of figs, bread, espresso and dark chocolate. Tastes medium/heavy sweet and medium bitter. Creamy full body with lively carbonation and lsting bitterness.
rlgk (10520) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub in Alpine. Pitch black beer with a nice lasting brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, tar, cocoa, licorice, raisins, figs, some wood and ash. Roasted chocolate flavor, vanilla, caramel, licorice, cocoa powder, hay, figs, some raisins. Roasted chocolate, toffee and cocoa finish. Really nice beer!
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at Alpine. Pours dark brown with a khaki head. Aroma has loads of chocolate. Sweet, but not cloying, and a touch of roast. Medium bodied. Really quite good!
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @the brewery. Pours a black color with a tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with weak hints of licorice. Roasted malty chocolate nutty flavor. Has a roasted malty nutty chocolate finish.
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Poured dark brown color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark chocolate toasted sweet flavor with medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex beer.
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft-Growler: Pours a clear almost black with a small tan head that disappears. The aroma is roasty with some hints of coffee. The taste is nicely balanced with roast and some sweetness. The palate is medium and clean. This is a very nice porter overall and continues in the Alpine tradition not to disappoint.
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured up on tap at the brewpub with a deep dark body supporting a mocha head of foam. The aroma offers up loads of burnt malts backed up by chocolate brownie and dark roasted maltiness. The taste is similar with bold dark roasted malts mixing with burnt malts. It picks up some chocolate and a touch of earthiness and black licorice into the finish. Overall the body feels kind of thin and watery.
Blairgus (2609) - California, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10 mar 2012, tap at the brewery. Winey porter. I'm not sure if i like it or not. It has a tartness like a sour beer and winey notes that I don't like with a porter. Just doesn't work for me.
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nickd717 (3483) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler thanks to largadeer. Very dark brown in color with a one-finger tan head and some lacing. Roasty and coffeeish aroma with some piney hop notes. The flavor is pretty nice, with roast and coffee, slight dark fruits, and piney hops but not in excess. Some nutty flavors. Medium-bodied, fairly dry yet smooth on the mouthfeel. Solid stuff.