TheEpeeist (3400) - 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 (11522) - 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 (6812) - 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 (9189) - 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 (1784) - 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 (6769) - 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 (4139) - 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.
Chalsk (1082) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Blind Tiger with Joey Redner. Pours a dark black color with an off white foam head. Has an aroma of roast and caramel. Has a sweet roasty taste with some chocolate notes that linger through the finish. Creamy mouthfeel.
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 12oz btl thanks to Kristina. Pours a medium bodied dark brown with a thin tan head. Nice roasted malt aroma with that added chocolate element. Nice crip bodied mouth feel. Roasty sweet coffee flavor and a good hop profile. Great chocolate notes but not too crisp. Nice balance between sweet malt a crisp hops. Glad I got to try this one.