beerbill (3531) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler filled at the brewpub and consumed three days later. Pours black with a moderate light brown head that lasted until mid-glass and left a layer of foam with each sip and considerable lace. Very pleasant aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and caramel. The flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and coffee. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium-full bodied. Excellent beer.
nickd717 (3569) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBC. During my progression from sample to sample (about 4oz each - what do you expect, I’m a ticker!), this was the first impressive one I encountered. Darkest brown in color with a well-formed light tan head sitting on top. Aroma is pretty nice for the style, albeit typical. Roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and slight coffee, maybe even some fruitiness. Flavor is excellent, yet not over-the-top. Caramel, chocolate, and roasted malt are balanced in just the proportions you would want. Definitely some toffee flavor in there, as well as some earthy and fruity notes in the background. Somewhat smooth on the palate with medium body and soft carbonation. A real winner overall, great for the style.
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dark pour with some light tan head. Chocolate, lactose, slight dark fruits, caramel and roasted malts. Hops are slight.
mephisto (1270) - TAIWAN - MAY 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap in boston common, it is pitch black with brown head. the aroma is coffee with hint of chocolate. the flavor is chocolatey with a hint of caramel. well balanced and enjoyable.
Zymurgeist2 (1104) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque with amber hints. Tan head collar, big roasted malt. Dry finish and lots of coffee on the palate.
AGAquino (662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Cambridge Brewing Co. Cloudy amber with slight off-white head. Slight aroma of hops. Flavor is hoppy bitter and malty sweet dried fruit. Quite enjoyable.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Brewpub. Pours a black body with a yellow tainted head. Roasted dry malt coffee tones. Some light caramel malt, floral hoppiness, and toast. Lactose then a sharp coffee esk burnt malt with a light licorice finish. Nice!
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a medium dense tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and light coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and toffee.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
a porter that is just a porter and not a half assed stout. Great session beer here. Roasted malt with some espresso notes. Good bitter finish. good hearty beer.
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear dark brown color with a average, fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.