BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is kind of my go to beer when I come here. Lots of burnt coffee notes throughout, quite roasty with a bit of chocolate on the finish. Has a nice sharp hop bitterness on the tail which I find to be quite pleasing.
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2008 Had this at the brewery in Asheville during a music festival this summer. Pours nearly black. Light brown head. Mocha and coffee aroma and taste. Could be a little more hoppy, but very smooth. Not a lot of complexity in this one, but it didn’t stop me from having 3 glasses of it.
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draught at the Capitol City Carnival 2007. Pours to a deep brown to black color, with a rocky, tan head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is inviting, with aromas of dark chocolate, light roast, and coffee. The palate delivers much of the same, with good dark chocolate and coffee flavor. This beer finishes with more chocolate and coffee notes up front, then ends dry and roasty, and with a touch of piney hop bitterness that lingers. A solid porter, with good flavor and very drinkable. Would make a nice beer to match with pub grub, and a nice beer to drink a few pints of.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour: chocolate brown. Head: thin, light beige. Aroma: chocolate, roasted, coffee. Flavor: coffee, roasty. Palate smooth. Finish: clean.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 pours brown with tan head. some spotty lacing. very sweet creamy mouthfeel. malts, toffee, and coffee.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at ABC.poured a big brown color with a nice khaki head.Coffee and roastedness aroma.Flavor was full on coffee and caramel.Mouthfeel was creamy.A slight coffee bitter finish.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at the Capitol City Carnival 2007. Clear dark brown body with a small brown head. Light chocolate aroma. Light bitter chocolate flavor. Fairly bland.
ChainGangGuy (4364) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours an opaque, black body with a creamy, khaki-colored head.
Smell: Aroma of roasted malts, hunks of baker’s chocolate, and maybe, just maybe a little hint of licorice.
Taste: Roasted maltiness with the flavor of dark, unsweetened chocolate. Not really much hop character at any point. Finishes roasty and chocolatey.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Soft, spritzy carbonation.
Drinkability: Not bad at all, it really started to grow on me more and more towards the end.
BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at brewpub. Pour is a very dark ruby with a light tan head. I can’t say much about the aroma. I have difficulty picking out the aroma of beers in restaurant/bars. I did notice some cocoa though. The taste of of cocoa, oatmeal, coffee, and some roasty notes. The finish made the cocoa burst a little more. This was decent.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown, with a medium, foamy light brown head. A light chocolate aroma fills the air, with some dark malts and extremely light roasty smells as well. The flavor was pretty big on the roast, some dark chocolate, with a full bodied palate. Pretty good porter, nice flavor, with pretty much no bitterness in the aftertaste. More chocolatey than anything, which is fine by me.