LilBeerDoctor (3539) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and smooth roasted malt. Flavor of chocolate, diacetyl, and roasted malt. Kind of bland and the diacetyl was off-putting (although not too dominant). A drinkable beer but it took me forever to finish the pint.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep woody brown nearing black with a thin lasting beige head. Aroma is nutty, old earthy espresso and coffee hints, big chocolate, toast, and osme herbs. Flavor is nice nutty toasted malts, dark chocolate, tootsie roll sweetness, earth, light roast and coffee with light herbal and some citrus hops. Mild bitterness in the end.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black pour, with thin brown head. Chocolate malt aroma. Creamy and very easy to drink.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 2, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle, 2010-10-02 - Pours dark brown to near black with reddish hues and a big fluffy tan head. Notes of tart fruit, lightly sour, winey, tannic, acidic malt. Medium bodied, tart with lively carbonation.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark brown, roasted malts, dark fruits, dark chocolate, little coffee, slight hops.
bubbleflubber (2053) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cola-esque, with ruby fringes and a thin, retentive soapy head that leaves light soap lacing. The nose is of marshmallow, roasted coffee and dark fruity esters. The flavors are dry, smoky, of roasted coffee, slight citrus rinds, bitter chocolate on top of a deep malt base. The finish is of roasted smoked bitters and a hint of citric acid. A creamy mouthfeel contrasts a zesty carbonation. The body is light and the palate is very smooth. Decent porter indeed.
argo0 (12362) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Beige head atop clear red-dark brown body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some roast, light orange/earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, coffee/roast, light earthy/orange/grapefruit. Light-medium body, somewhat smooth.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bomber. Roast up front w/ hops & coco powder. Very driankable. Dark as a ninja.
zizzybalubba (1626) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Asheville Pizza and Brewing (Coxe Ave.). Dark, cola-like pour with a quickly dissipating khaki head. Aroma of light floral hops, coffee, and toasted malt. Roasted malt and chocolate flavors. Thick for a low ABV porter. Good overall even if this was heavier than I expected.
alexsdad06 (7107) - Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle from the Greenlife Grocery in Asheville. Pours a clear dark brown color with a small beige head. The aroma was roasted coffee/espresso with a slight sourness. The flavor was roasted to almost burnt, dark chocolate, coffee with more sour fruitiness. Dry with some bitterness in the finish. Very thin and watery. I don’t know how old this was or how well it was stored, but it was not something I would seek out again.