strongpieman (1550) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Chocolate aroma, deep brown color, light tan head. Rich and thick, roasted flavors come out, nice finish.
freekyp (1544) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with a slight reddish hue. Thick rocky tan head. Nose is chocolaty with some roast notes. Full flavored and bodied with no sharp edges. Mellow cocoa fade.
gyllenbock (5074) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Capitol City Brewing - Downtown, October 2011.
Dark brown with a small tan head. This was the best of the five beers that I tried during my visit to the Brewpub in Downtown DC. Quite a lot of chocolate in both the aroma and taste. Also notes of roasted malt, coffee and nuts. Easy to drink and descent.
Maverick34 (2396) - New York, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Druaght. Blackish Brownish pour, Some coffee, chocolate etc. Pretty standard stuff.
Block (1547) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour. Smoke dominates the aroma and flavor. A sweet chocolate and coffee undertone with a lot of smock following. Pretty good and it has some distinguishing characteristics.
anders37 (17917) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the Capital Hill location. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocoalte finish.
Meilby (8409) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ Brewpub, Capitol Hill
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Taste is medium sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with a thin brown head. Slight hint of malt on the nose. Nice dry taste with some hop flavor. Finished clean. Not bad for the style.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes. On tap at the Union Station location.
Poured into a pint glass. Appearance is a very dark brown with a tan head and a tiny bit of lacing. The nose is coffee and chocolate with a bit of roasted grain. The taste is fairly light compared to the nose. Roasted malt and some coffee and chocolate. Feel is one of a medium body with some slight dryness. Good roast. Drinks well and is a nice fall beer.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-03-2010
ericschoon (12) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This porter was a great blend of bitter and taste, something I have come to expect from a porter. We ended the night on this brew, and it definitely was worth the extra pain the next morning.