BMMillsy (1552) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 Pours dark opaque brown with minimal head. Smell of hige coffee. Heavy coffee flavor with chocolate finish. Medium mouthfeel.
Revisiting this one now that it’s on cans. Pours dark brown essentially black in my glass with a big creamy looking khaki or off white head that sticks around. Aroma is some light roastiness , a bit of chocolate, hint of fruit, maybe a bit of dry balancing hops. Flavor follows with mellow roast, some dark chocolate, and finishing with some sweet dark fruits like prunes and raisins. Very very nice. Mouthfeel is big and rich for the style, with medium carbonation. This is one of my favorite porters out there, ahead of Black Butte, Founders, and Ed Fitz. Yum.
JoePeesie (886) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a jet black with almost no head. Taste is fizzier than I would have expected and a touch off putting. The flavor is smooth and balance. Nice tobacco and boot leather body.
rxeight (1573) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottled 11/24/14. Dark brown, minimal head. Aroma is roast. Bittersweet chocolate chips. Slight mocha coffee. Lighter body for a dark beer. Decent for a light porter.
radagast83 (5175) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can brought back from Florida by my girlfriend. Poured from the 12oz can with a very dark brown body and a small tan head. Aroma was some chocolate notes, some sweet bittersweet notes, some burnt character. An interesting flavor, not sure if I dug it as much as I was hoping.
Scopey (7618) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle care of the Sipper. It pours near black with a medium tan head. The nose is soft, juicy, plenty of cocoa, earth, toast and earth. The taste is bitter-sweet, toasty, milk chocolate, roasted malt, earth, toffee and raisin with a smooth finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Sweet, smooth and chocolatey. Easy-going stuff.
TXBadger (1622) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on nitro at the brewery. Pours a dark, dark brown with creamy ivory head. Chocolate, caramel, and a hint of toffee on the nose, just a little sweetness; follows onto the palate. Finishes with notes of roasted malt. Very nice.
BeerViking (2761) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at CBC Clerkenwell, cocoa nose and dry choco-gravy body, lightly creamy.
Leighton (12200) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - thanks to Jaques. Pours red-brown with a tan cream head. The nose holds lots of toasted cereal and dusty cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with dry chocolate, light chocolate, some mild earthy bitterness, hints of dried fruits. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. More toasted cereal and cocoa on the finish. Straightforward but very, very drinkable.
bconch (300) - - DEC 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour, notes of coffee and chocolate on nose. Taste follows with some caramel. Perfect hop bite with medium carbonation. Great porter.
DWestrick (456) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Terrific porter. Awesome flavor and perfect beer during the holidays,
madvike (2972) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours cola with a filmy tan head. Nose is dry chocolate and a bit of graham cracker, and a touch of milk. Taste is dry, ashy roast, charcoal and a little milk. Thin body and very bubbly.