Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(On tap) Memphis. Black, but not completely opaque, there’s a reddish hue in there, and a creamy, beige head. Malty, lightly burned aroma. Medium-bodied with lots of burned malt leaving some bitterness. Very dry finish. 280306
Tmoney99 (12406) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at Boscos Memphis.
Poured a clear brown color with an average creamy off-white head that was mostly lasting and produced good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee malt and chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted coffee sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
Sold drinkable brew.
BeerandBlues2 (11053) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black with a fizzy tan head. Dark chocolate malt aroma with hop hints. Hoppy roasted malt and dark chocolate flavor. Full-bodied and roasted palate.
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a sampler: Pours a dark brown (almost opaque) color with a medium beige head and decent lacing. Strong roasted coffee aroma, along with a little chocolate. Medium body, containing a nice blend of coffee, hops and chocolate flavors. The rich and somewhat bitter coffee-tasting finish is very nice, and I don't even like coffee. Good stuff.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Nashville - Very dark brown, nearly black hue. Large light brown head that produces an excellent lace. Medium to full-bodied. Toasted malt with nutty, dark chocolate, and strong coffee hints. Hint of smoke too. Chocolate heavy sweetness well balanced with bitter undertones. Oily and soft mouthfeel. A good version of porter, similar to Fullers but aroma not as distinct or aftertaste as long. Recommended if in area.
onceblind (6101) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear black hue with a thin and sticky light beige head. The nose has some earthy caramel and some biscuity chocolate. The flavor is much the same, soft and medium bodied. Light caramel and light biscuity tones with a very light and semi-dry chocolaty tones. Meh.
Strykzone (5897) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Bosco’s Squared in Memphis. Dark brown with a bit of red. Big roasted notes and a well hopped porter. This brewery seems to like well hopped beers. Decent chocolate and coffee. Those hops make this a different take on a classic style. Nice.
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish black, sturdy tan head. Coffee aroma, coffee flavors, too. Some fruity, apple flavors, too, with a crisp, peppery hop finish.
decaturstevo (5581) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A slight dark brown almost black pour with a gooey clinging lacing. An aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. A decent hops aroma for a porter. Asweet burnt coffee flavor dominates wth a very good bitter finish. A fizzy finish and a tad thin for a porter. Overall o good beer just barely off.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque dark red with a creamy tan head. Roasted grain and mild caramel aroma and taste with a chocolate finish.