Concealer (1140) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours black with a caramel white head. Big Smokey nose with a touch of hops. Taste is a toasted malt, sweet and Smokey.
bigbish (684) - California, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
An ok porter with decent taste and body. Not amazing but not bad either. On top at the brewpub.
thorongil2 (2216) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(tap) clear very dark borwn colour with a tall brown head; aroma of roast, bitter chocolate; light, balanced flavour with a long, light sour finish
hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF 2015. In sample glass was dark brown with tan foam. Nose of chocolate. Medium body. Flavor is big on chocolate and the finish is bittersweet. To style and tasty.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
2.75 A: Dark brown black color. Two fingers of foamy tan head. Retention is below average and no lacing is left.
3.0 S: Dry with a lot of roastiness that borders on ashy. Some coffee and chocolate notes, but mainly just the standard roastiness.
3.0 T: Like the nose, there’s a lot of roastiness in here, perhaps a bit too much. A bit sweeter than it smells, but still dry overall. Again some chocolate and coffee notes under the roast.
3.0 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking creaminess.
2.75 D: It’s not a bad beer, but it’s simple and the flavors it focusses on aren’t the right ones.
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DavoleBomb, Jul 19, 2013
BillKismet (3780) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sasparilla body, ok head. Nice moderate roasty nose with restrained black patent usage. Berry-tinged flavor, with blueberry a likely culprit, melding admirably well with the roasty notes. An interesting and enjoyable fruity porter.
Cybercat (4986) - Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours barely translucent ruby-sable with a nice light tan head. Toasty malt aroma has a yeasty overtone and a hint of molasses. Flavor is definitely roast malt, with less yeast and more molasses plus a touch of coffee. Mouthfeel has OK body and good fizz. Reach for this star.
willisread (2213) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a small tan head. Chocolate milk, toasted grains and malt on the nose. Bittersweet on the palate. Cacao notes become more pronounced as it warms up to room temperature. A little on the thin-bodied side. Nice finish bitter finish though.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2014 Tap @ Bluegrass: Chestnut brown & ruby tinted body with a thin beige collar. Toasted & light roasted malts with a faint hint of acrid & heavily roasted coffee beans lingering in the background. A little bit of faint cocoa dust & some metallic earthiness on the palate, too. A touch fizzy & light bodied for a porter.
tnkw01 (1707) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma was tosted grains and mocha. Taste was smooth, chocolately and tasty.
JStax (4992) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pour at the source. Pours a clear dark brown with a grey head of foam. Roasty and a little smoky in the aroma. Semi-sweet taste. Medium body and low carbonation.