DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with Matt at the house in Kaua’i, 21/08/12. Thin-lidded, ruby-edged pitch.Coke and coffee aroma. Black chocolate, espresso with little bits of dried raisin and cranberry in it. Finally bitter with burnt toast and soapy underlying hop. Decent.
CopterScott (241) - Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
black with a tan head that leaves lacing. aroma is cocoa, coffee, and roast. Flavor is the cocoa, coffee, roast, nuts, and bitter at the end.
BrewTom (556) - - MAY 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black with quickly fading brown head. Roast cocoa nibs dipped in caramel on the nose. Full bodied with deep roast notes like 85% cocoa chocolate spread on toast. Lasting grass filled bitter finish. Outstanding!
Rated by BrewTom
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice brownish black color. Aromas of espresso, chocolate, and a hint of bitter smoke. Flavor has a burnt chocolate/coffee taste to it, nice touch of creaminess coming in at the end. Damn fine porter.
hershiser2 (1867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Whole Foods. Pours black with a nice soft tan head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of coffee beans, ash, metal. Taste is coffee, light bitter chocolate, coffee grounds. Just fine, but does not stand out.
Quick3Beers (810) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a near black from a bottle. Burnt molasses odor with coffee beans, flavor somewhat similar with an oddly thick oily mouthfeel. Meh.
valpoaj (713) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black/brown pour - thin tan head. Aroma is heavily roasted malt, hint of charred nuts, coffee, chocolate, and a slight grassy hop note. Flavor is a lot more of the heavily roasted malt, dose of dark roast coffee, caramel, and then has a nice hop bitterness to offset things. Palate appropriate for the style. Nice beer overall!
arnold931 (1229) - Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste are coffee, chocolate and a little dark fruit. Some bitterness in the aftertaste.
kyzr (1326) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark thick brown pour with good sized brown head. Nose of toasted malt and coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Nice complex finish.
IslandHaole (1216) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - FEB 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Motor oil brown, opaque, huge tan head with a scent of cocoa, burnt toast and day old milk. A tasty blend of roasted malts, mineral salt, cocoa, has a bitter hop follow mixed with the mineral tanginess of licking a penny. I know that doesn’t sound appetizing but it works.
beerbaaron (1933) - Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful ruby mahogany with a beige head. Semi-sweet with a perfect moderate bitterness. Mild dryness. Cocoa. A great roastiness. Some smokey, peaty goodness. Earth. Molasses. Bit of pine. Hint of fruitiness. Medium body. Excellent.