Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice dark color with an off-tan head that doesn’t last very long. Aroma is nice and toasted with some smokey notes with hints of molasses there might be some underlying molasses. Flavor is bittersweet that lasts a decent while and finishes more sweet. There are some smokey flavors with notes of chocolate. Mouthfeel is full while carbonation average overall. This is a great beer I would definitely have again.
Luvystypotables (1613) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A smokey malt and coffee aroma, pours a dark brown color without much of a head. A full bodied oily mouth feel with a taste of smoked malt and coffee. A slightly bitter coffee finish.
ADfan (852) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the glass it dark cocoa color with a medium head. Aroma of smoke, and some malts and a touch of cocoa. The taste is smooth with roasted malts, chocolate and some caramel. Not as thick as I thought. Good finish.
bpreo (2496) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An Imperial London Porter. So, okay, I guess that is a thing. Either way, good beer.
bpar73 (939) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with almost no head. Dark roasted malt, burnt coffee and dark fruit in the aroma and taste. Excellent porter.
mrjaxson (481) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent porter. Chocolate scented, thick and creamy, sweet and smoky finish. Dear Arcadia Management -- Please expand distribution network to Wisconsin. Enjoyed from a bottle.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.75 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is about average and a lot of lacing is left.
4.0 S: This smells mainly of tangy roastiness with smoky components. I’m not sure if this is a smoked beer or not, but it certainly seems that way. Aside from that, there’s plenty of chocolate with some caramel and molasses. I keep getting a whiff of pig, so I have to assume this is smoked. Smells good.
3.75 T: Taste is like the nose. Tangy roastiness, campfire and porcine smoke, chocolate. Underneath is caramel, molasses, and maybe a touch of dark fruits.
3.75 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Pleasant creaminess makes this go down quite smoothly.
3.75 D: Solid beer all around. No complaints.
DavoleBomb, Jul 09, 2013
HighlanderOne (1223) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Molly Malloy’s in Philly on 6/19. Aroma of coffee and roast malt. Flavors of dry cocoa, coffee, toaster malt, smoke, licorice with a trace of booze. Delicious.
Tayeth (528) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extrem schokoladiger Geruch. Geschmack dann süß, ein bisschen sprittig, mit viel Schokolade und etwas Asche im Nachgeschmack.
gueuze (790) - - JUN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Schwarze Farbe. Geruch eher unauffällig, nur leicht röstig. Im Geschmack dann sehr schokoladig, nur leicht rauchig. Sehr ausgewogen.
Sprittig im Nachgeschmack.
MarkSachon (904) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle. This unassuming brew is nearly perfect. Just the right taste of coffee and molasses pair perfectly with some smokey malted goodness. Just wish my bottle had WC on it instead of what I got.