TomTron (348) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a coffee black of course, with a thin beige head. Aromas of roasted chocolate malts and some faint hints of hops. Not joking around with the dry hops because the malt character has taken a back seat in this one. Seems like they just can’t decide whether to call this a porter or a black IPA, and I’m thinking more the latter. A bit lighter than what I was expecting and not as complex either, but still highly drinkable.
KUEric (876) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some malty coffee flavors, some biscut/toast as well along with a touch of nutty chocolateness. Not a whole lot of head, almost no real prominent aroma that I could note.
andrewje41 (68) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour at home. Dark pour with roasted malt and chocolate. Long lasting chocolate and caramel flavor. Not exactly a stand out porter, but I enjoyed it.
crossovert (6134) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. The description up here is humorous. Dark pour, crea smell is nice, almost strictly burnt roasted malts with a nice caramel, coffee, cocoa, and hop backing. The flavor is nice, lots of peat and cocoa, coffee, hints of melon which is strange but nto upsetting, sharp and dry, nicely robust. Decent porter.
novice101 (189) - - MAR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good porter, taste of malts, chocolate and coffee blend well together with some hop presence to balance things out.
Bif (1261) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Shamrocks. Served a dark virtual black color with a nice thick head with ample lacing. Aroma of roasted malt nice touch of citrus, with vanilla, chocolate and dab of coffee. Taste of roasted malt, bit of citrus with a subtle blend of chocolate and coffee. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Pretty full bodied, smooth and creamy. Has a nice robust flair. Very enjoyable Porter.
t8dd (41) - Mascoutah, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. From the label: "a pioneer black IPA." Exactly. Poured dark brown/black with a moderate foamy head. Aroma is all hops with slight alcohol heat. One of the more hop forward black IPAs I've had. Taste is pine and citrus with subtle roast character. Finishes slightly bitter with resinous hop aftertaste. Really good.
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Fritz123 (718) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Funky Buddha in Boca Raton. Snifter. Very deep black pour with a one finger, off-white head. The aroma was huge roasted malt presence, hops, light coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla. The taste was big roasted malts and surprised with the hop presence. It was nearly a Black IPA. Good roasted notes, vanilla, light coffee. Medium body and decent carbonation. The finish was a little bitter and closed. As it warmed I liked it better. A little light for a porter as well.
BrewBoxer (1724) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at church publick NYC . Pours a dark rich color. Very lacy edge. Milky vanilla coffee taste . Delicious
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DearBeer2013 (15) - - FEB 26, 2014
2.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
I just do not like hoppy beer @ all. Stouts are not supposed to be hoppy in my opinion.
ziel (69) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2014
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I was eagerly waiting to try this one so my expectations were high. Missed the mark for a porter. But if it was a hippy brown ale, very nice.