scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasty muddy nose, black in the glass with a small agitated tan head. Chewy dark grain, gritty middle, book-ended with creaminess. Raw chocolate creeps in the finish.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint @ Brouwer’s. Sort of blurs the line between porter and stout. Low ABV but robust flavor makes for interesting brew I could drink a few of. Better than the Black Butte which is my porter standard.
douglas88 (6590) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a pure black color with a medium off-white head. The aroma is rich chocolates and coffee. The flavor is ashy, coffee, sweet chocolates. Sweet and smooth. Nice.
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some times I am a man of few words. This beer was pretty good.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the pub at the University of Washington, this black, thick, sweet, porter is absolutely wonderful. Great balance, mouthfeel, finish..I just wish they would send it to my side of the country!
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a tan head. The flavor is roasted and slightly smoked. Thinner in body with a sweet finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: September 12, 2009
Appearance: opaque dark brown with ruby edges, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: roasted and dark chocolate aroma, hint of caramel sweetness
Body: body is a little watery
Flavor: sweet dark chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness, light roasted
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep dirt brown. Very richly toasted malts, barley, tar, a little bit of hop tones too. Mouth is chewy and rich. Decent rich porter.
pivo (2610) - GERMANY - JAN 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like starbucks in a glass - coffee a-go-go in the nose and in flavor. Deep dark opaque brown. Deep roasted malts, espresso bitter end. Could be thicker in body. Maybe too roasted but good overall.
YogiBeera (2516) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Seattle Brewpub: Nice coffe taste and nose - laces leaving head. Light and round in the taste- chocolate - goes quick but is decent.