wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. pours very dark with a thick head. very strong coffee taste. almost too strong for me.
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 27, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice. Very dark black coffee color, no light gets through. 1 finger head fades to a light ring. Smells of toasted malt and lite bitter chocolate. taste is chocolates and toast malt. some coffee flavor. The finish has a mild and dry hop bitterness. Very nice body-not heavy but manages to be lite without coming across as watery. I know Arcadia works to remain true to the old school of English style ales and here they nailed it.
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep in color and in flavor. Roasted cofee and caramelized malt dominate. Extremely well-balanced with a great hop finish. I was extremely impressed with this.
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle: Very dark brown w/ a small light brown head that dissolves quickly. Very nice light roasted malt aroma w/ hints of coffee & chocolate. Rich malty flavor w/ some light smokiness. A littl too much carbonation for me. Smooth, save the over carbonation. Great, but the cO2 is killin’ me...
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hearty, smoky, flavorful beer that keeps you warm on a cold winter’s night. Take a great, great Porter, and add an acceptable level of smokiness, and this is a classically flavored beer.
zootfinster (213) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep brown color. Tan Head. Very malty and very chocolaty. A bit too bitter for me to say it’s one of my favorites yet a very respectable beer
mjmcend (209) - USA - MAY 12, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like victory and winners. Some smoke and fat there too. Very secondary. Appearance is black and just good. Taste has fire and smoke on the nose. It is a porter that needs to appreciated with a wider following.
DBob5150 (208) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Heavy alcoholic aroma, slight hints of carmel.Pours a deep brownish-black with a thin beige head.Taste is again alcohol with coffee, toffee and caramel. Leaves a medicinal after taste. Not a repeat.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
smooth malty slightly fruity dark ale. did not detect the smoke flavor from the description.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep mahagony bottled conditioned lots of yeast packed firmly at the bottom of the bottle...Poured carefully into a pint pub glass ...smallish off white head
Aroma is dark roasted coffee brewed with a leather filter.Taste is chocolate malt with some smokiness .Dry no sweetness and some slight astingency in the finish.A decent porter