Concealer (755) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, light caramel, pine and grapefruit citrus. Flavor is roasted malt, and chocolate, light caramel and then some pine and grapefruit near the end. Medium bodied, just a touch dry and bitter in the finish.
wilnatp (563) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is black with tan head. Aroma of caramel and smoke with chocolate. Taste is slightly sour.
kptron (17) - Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasty/light coffee aroma with earthy hops lingering on top. You could get blackah, still pretty dark. Minimal to no head. Light sweetness mixes well with a respectable bitterness topped off with a scoash of soy umami. Medium bodied, soft carb, and a long finsh which undualtes from bitter to cereal. The original "black IPA" is always exciting to see on the shelves in early January! Go Buffs!
badpuppy69 (216) - orange, California, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep red dark amber. Beautiful color! Thick soapy tan head! Aroma is chocolate and some vanilla notes aswel roasted malts and light dark fruits. Taste is upfront roasted smoke malt followed by dark fruits and dark chocolate under tone and a touch of a dark roasted coffee note. And a un denyable lingering roastyness malt character, medium mouth feel. Super fine well put together fine Porter! YuuuuuuuM!!!
rondphoto (1926) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Party Town / Florence KY - Clear very dark mahogany with a long-lasting 1/2" tan head, bands and streaks of lace. Taste is strong porter - roasted malt with burnt toast, chalky chocolate, and bittering that is nearly sour w/o reflecting the natural taste of hops. A unique brew, but not strong enough to require sipping, not tasty enough for gulping. Verdict: good not great.
jcartamdg (1942) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma big on roast, licorice, piney hops. Taste is bitter, roasty, pine and dark chocolate. Average hoppy robust porter
ColovianTrader (269) - - JAN 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heavily roasted, perhaps too much. Burnt bread and dark coffee flavors. Licorice, bitter chocolate, and a nice bit of floral hops round out the flavors. Medium body with a dry finish. I’m torn on this one. Not a huge fan of the flavor but still enjoyable.
Azand222 (170) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tapped at Avery, a very dark red brown. The aroma is hoppy, and very malty. The taste is smooth, hoppy but malty enough to over power.
ads135 (2916) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An excellent porter. Chocolate and nutty with a hefty amount of bite that I assume comes from the hops.
drowland (5993) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11/15/13. 12oz bottle at Bad Habitz. Happy Birthday, rdixon77! This is one of those beers that’s always around but I had never rated it for some reason. Well, here goes, I guess. Dark pour, definitely more of a dark brown than a black, with a small khaki head. Ashy aroma, dry, mild chocolate. Ashy flavor, mild chocolate, chalky and dry. Not bad.