TheHOFF43 (1603) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from Barley Johns (backlog). Pour is black with tan head, lots of roasted malts, smooth palate. Very solid, 8% boost helps as well.
jcnielsen (1634) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at Barley Johns. Pours a black color with tan head. Roasty, creamy, burnt, malty flavors. My favorite of the seven I sampled at Barley Johns.
camborne (630) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great malt sweet nose. Chocolate and cocoa. Good mouth feel. The finish is so good. Just lingers with sweet chocolate
Ryborne (53) - - MAY 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gritty chocolate Porter. Rich and a slight bitter aftertaste. Can really tags the dark roasted quality.
mnmike (978) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great to try this base for the bigger Dark Knight. Roasty malty goodness with a bit more earthly taste than comparables.
pantanap (3334) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewpub... Pours a deeper solid stouty hue, homogenous, and topped with a nice khaki tan head... Roasty chocolately nose accented by oats and grain... Semi-sweet roasted malt, chocolate, and cocoa. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Fairly solid.
NielsenRatings (8077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Barley Johns. Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Nice dark chocolate, light anise, a bit burnt aroma. Roasty/burnt, símore, charred chocolate, vanilla flavor. A little syrupy with lots of anise on the finish. A bit strong.
jmikolich (1352) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at BJ, again with the solid beers, they have solid beers, none have been home runs all are very solid, very smooth very balanced this beer nails the porter.. needs some more sweetness to me to make it really fantastic
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a really nice chocolate scent with a big coffee roast. Taste is big coffee flavors with a little booze kick. Has a super nice lasting head.
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Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Barley Johnís. Pours viscous black, medium thick dark tan head, great lacing. Nose is smoky chocolate and rich earth notes. Sweet vanilla a bit here too, along with something "woodsy". Flavours of soft tart black malt, some mocha, some graphite/mineral. Really solid Porter.