murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger.
Dark brown with some tan head that laces nicely. Nice smoky coffee aroma with some chocolate notes. Medium to full bodied with a light bitterness. Very enjoyable.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Tsotsi. Aroma has notes of roasted coffee, tobacco, smoke, resin hops and chocolate. Very dark brown hue that sits black in the glass. Average sized tan head that mostly diminished and left decent lace. Flavor is medium sweet and heavy bitter. Palate is medium bodied and watery average. Overall a good porter that seems overly hopped. This one could use a year or two in the cellar to mellow it out.
TheEpeeist (3523) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a smooth tan head. Nose is chocolate, caramel, wild grape and licorice. Creamy medium body with a sharp tang. Taste picks up on the chocolate and caramel adding some orange. Finishes with grapefruit peel and espresso. A bit too hoppy for me but should mellow nicely.
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a fine cappochino coloured head with a nice lasting head. The nose is very dominated of mocca notes like in nés-caf’é. There are also some yeasty and caramel notes. The taste is strangly roasted with bitter coffee notes and a bit of vanilla. Not any real complexity but really fine as a coffee-porter. The palate is smooth and fat what is almost CCs trade mark.
bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 20, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy! Pours dark brown/black with a beige/tan head. Aroma is extremely chocolate. Dark chocolate. Full bodied with foamy carbonation. Flavor is bourbonish. ? Followed by an incredible amount of smooth burnt malt and chocolate. Fairly dry and quite roasty. Wow.
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Maltzilla- thanks, Diego! Pours an opaque dark brown with a huge, rocky tan head that leaves heavy lacing in the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, cream, leafy hops, toasted sugar, tobacco, and milk chocolate. Flavor of roasted coffee, chocolate malts, cream, tobacco, spicy hops, smoked wood, citrus peel, and toasted brown sugar. Medium-bodied, with a roasty mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Lingering roast and a little ash. Really nice, roasty porter, with some decent hop presence.
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deep brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, nutty, and some licorice. Tastes of chocolate, roast, coffee, caramel, and nutty.
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Stubby Growler
Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with an active, frothy cap of tan foam. Leaves behind a good amount of spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malt, a mixture of herbal hops and semi-sweet chocolate.
Taste: Dry, overly roasted malt,dark chocolate, spicy herbal hops and ash. Finishes with lingering roast and bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with lively moderate carbonation.
Overall: An exceptional porter. Roasty, chocolaty, hoppy.
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger during their Cigar City event. Pours a hazed ruby brown with a thin beige head. Big nutty roast, hoppy and roast filled. Nice toast notes with loads of roast. Subtle cedar gives a nice spiciness to this one.
emacgee (4367) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks smith4498. Pours the color of burnt cherry wood with ruby highlights and a two finger creamy beige head. Nose shows coffee and dark bakers chocolate with a hint of burnt wood and spicy hops. Flavor is dark with a hint of roast and burnt character, dark chocolate and espresso beans. Forward hop presence on the palate.