freekyp (1715) - 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 (6334) - 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 (2721) - 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 (1829) - 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 (20473) - 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 (9999) - 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 (3861) - 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.
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a draft pour at the Capitol City Brewpub on New York Ave. Came a clear dark brown to black with a medium sized creamy tan head and good lacing. Nose is malts, with chocolate, nuts, dark ripe fruit, and light floral hops. Medium body and creamy mouthfeel. Flavor tends toward the malts with a dry finish.