Headbanger (2863) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle 6/29/13 (Binny’s Naperville Clearance Rack)-44° in English Pint-Pours black with a two finger loose tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Taste of the same with more coffee and chocolate on the back end,.This medium to full bodied brew is very well balanced and quite tasty.
rmorris171 (3) - ann arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark light head and coffee aroma. Good flavor. Nothing special. Goes down easy.
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bpar73 (329) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of toast and coffee. The taste is roasted coffee. Nice smooth finish.
Hanuta06 (257) - Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles.
Aroma: moderate, chocolate/coffee aroma.
Appearance: very small, light-brown, initial head that instantly disappeared. No lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Dark, reddish-brown body.
Taste: light chocolate/coffee initial flavor and lightly acidic and roasty finish with long duration.
Palate: medium bodied with dry texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: this is an outstanding porter. Great aroma with a flavor to match. I’d like to try it from the tap.
Mittenator (1055) - Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark chestnut with a small, dark beige head. Really malty with some chocolate and slightly sour in the finish. A little thin but nice.
RespertFTW (464) - Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice dark color. Dark khaki head. Heavy chocolate aroma. Almost a Smokey coffee flavor. Slightly thin. Solid porter.
RobertDale (2857) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and malt. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and smoke. Interesting take.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a clear reddish brown with a dissipating light brown head. Some vanilla and coffee in the nose. Medium body, dryish, chocolate accents and again quite some coffee - but never heavily roasted or burned. But quite pleasant and easygoing - if somewhat light. 160513
piscator34 (1884) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample. Black in colour with moderate carbonation. Smells like a mocha milkshake with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla. Flavours are of medium roast coffee, olive, toasted malt, and toasted nuts. A touch thin on the palate, with some coffee bitterness. Solid overall.
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep brown, moderate to large frothy beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Not getting a terribly strong coffee nose.   Comes across as more of a musty cocoa, and even a bit of earthiness.   Its like it
reminds me of coffee beans before they are roasted.   Moderate and semi-sweet roastiness up front, but unfortunately to me its like watered down coffee.   Decent malt base, a bit creamy, cream and sugar, but missing the core
roastiness.   I had the Bridgeport Negro Porter right before this and thought it was much more coffee oriented.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Light finish, again with some watered down coffee.   I don’t drink a lot
of coffee, but this seemed like a regular old porter to me, with a bit of coffee.   Hops were on the low side.   Meh...