brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a very dark brown with a bit of reddish notes and a thin khaki head.
S: There’s quite a bit of sweetness to the nose. I get caramel and sweet chocolate. The roasted malt and coffee notes are a bit more subdued.
T: As much as the roast is in the background on the nose, it’s surprisingly strong and "featured" on the palate. Lots of roasted malt flavor with a nice bitter chocolate compliment. Some slight caramel sweetness and a bit of an earthy hop flavor.
M: The body is medium with a smooth and almost creamy feel on the tongue. The carbonation is moderate.
D: Not quite an amazing porter, but quite good. Solid in all aspects.
bhensonb (12962) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. Dark brown/black color with a decent tan head. Near full bodied with creamy carbonation. Indeed there is a smokey note to the malt. Coffee tends to dominate the finish. There seems to be hop bitter. A very good porter.
argo0 (12513) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark porter, stoutish in appearance. Serious coffee aroma -- do a blind smell test and you’d have trouble picking out the Starbucks. Flavor is bitter coffee. Between this and the Java Stout, it’s clear Larry likes his coffee almost as much as he likes his beer.
Tmoney99 (12415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark black color with medium head. Aroma was sweet malt and coffee. Flavor was full with stong sweet with good finish. Another good Bells brew.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown (almost black) with a large frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, chcolate, and hints of burnt candy. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Long flavor retention of raosted coffee and chocolate. A yummy treat! Thanks Kevin42!
Beerhunter111 (12343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a big tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, nuts, slight roasty, Taste of chocolate, slight coffee, burned malt, caramell, slight sweet, good stuff!
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with light tan head. Nose of roasted chocolate malts, licorice and coffee. Taste of roasted chocolate malts, cocoa, coffee and licorice. Medium body. Smooth.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-pours a big rich light brown head and black color with red tint. Aroma is mild dark malt-chocolate/molasses. Taste is roasty, dark malt-chocolate/molasses, nice secondary hops bite, some acidity. OK carbonation.
Lubiere (11588) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark clear brown porter with a thin light moka head. Aroma of chocolate and brine, coffee and wet dog. In mouth, a light sweet chocolate and bitter chocolate or coffee, a bit short but still a good porter. Tasted Dec. 2006.
Drake (11156) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market in Charlottesville. Batch 8750. Pours a deep, dark brown with a huge medium frothy head. Nice lacing and retention. Straightforward roasted malt aroma with some caramel and hop notes. Taste is nutty, coffee, roasted malts and subtle fruity notes. Full bodied.