BrewBoxer (1989) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at dive 75 NYC. Pours a dark black color with a malty easy drinking texture. Lighter them it looks. I enjoyed it
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a pretty dark black color with a finger of frothy tan-brown head. The head faded down to a ring around the glass lacing nicely.
S - Aroma is a blend of roasted chocolate and coffee scents. A tiny bit of smoke and hop are also in noticeable in the background.
T - Starts off with some roasted malt flavor and some sweet chocolate. Through the middle some deeper and richer coffee and chocolate flavors come through. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate and coffee with just a hint of hops that lingers nicely.
M - Medium bodied with moderate-low carbonation. Feels smooth and a touch creamy. Finish a touch dry and fairly clean which is very nice.
D - Very drinkable. Nice coffee and chocolate flavors throughout. Well balanced and just enough creaminess. Really nice lingering flavors after the finish.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Dive Bar. Poured a deep dark brown with a bug beige head. Nose is light with roasted malts and chocolate ringing through. A nice medium bodied porter. Nice chocolate notes with nice malt backbone. Solid and easy to drink. Had it right after an anchor porter and it really held up well. Nice brew
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - APR 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells great - roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is similar, but it has a fairly light body for a porter. Taste fades away pretty quickly. Not bad, but not the best.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Spotty Dog in Hudson. Pours a deep black with a thin to medium sized dense dark tan head. Nice light roast, hints of chocolate. Medium bodied, big heavy roast, malty. Long bitter roast finish.
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/coffee/chocolate. Tast is dark malt-coffee/roasty/anise, ashy, some astringency, earthy. Finishes a bit thin.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler thanks to Beastiefan2k. Poured a very deep brown color with a brown head. Roasty and smoky aroma with chocolate notes. Sweet with some mild ash and alcohol. Dark cocoa flavor with a bitter sweet chocolate finish. Medium bodied.
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Goodbar. Black, no head. Nose is roasty malt, licorice, toffee, dark fruits. Flavor is bitter black malt, cocoa, a bit of herbs and licorice. Some sweet toffee comes out in the finish. Improves significantly as it warms.
zach8270 (3439) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Dark black pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is full of smoke, chocolate, burnt malts, and burnt coffee. Flavor is very smokey and burnt as well with a light touch of chocolate and coffee and roasted malts. Finishes very dry.
Sammy (8571) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Their best beer, enjoyed on tap. Smoke, chocolate and bitter coffee. So some complexity. Tad of head. Woody at room temperature. Medium mouthfeel. Drying finish. Maybe a different carbonation would mnake a difference.