BMMillsy (1336) - 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.
JHeath99 (926) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Jeff. Pours a dark brown with a thin layer of tan head. Aroma of toasted malts and coffee. Taste pretty much the same.
Drake (8503) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can from Secret Santa. Thanks! Opened 8/3/14. This one appears to have seeped through the can lid. Pours a dark brown color with a frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee, nuts, dark fruits. The taste is nuts, chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, bitter coffee finish. Thin-medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness. Solid.
NeoHippie2 (978) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can courtesy of Homer321, thanks again! Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee with notes of cocoa. Flavor is sweet malts upfront with lots of roasty goodness going on. Coffee and chocolate in the finish. Delicious and smooth. Very good.
bearohs (4) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not as much coffee as i was expecting. Balance beer for sure. I tried it salt iced chilled in a mug initially..not much difference that straight feom the can. A good beer for sure but i preferred the cuban expresso.
demmbonz (525) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can to snifter. Dark pour. As dark brown as brown can be without being black. Huge creamy light tan head. Aroma is sweet malt and slight nutty coffee. Huge roasty flavor with a very bitter charred finish but sweet up front.
ryanscourt (744) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice dark brown apparent body. Dark chocolate flavors. Goes down easy but leaves the mouth with ton of flavor.
AirForceHops (3144) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can thanks going to Rightcross55 for the chance to try it. Dark brown borderline black with lasting head. Aroma is smoky malt, chocolate, burnt ash, light roasted coffee notes.
Flavor has a good layer of depth. Rich malts give the flavors from the aroma with a solid medium roasted body. Creamy texture on the tongue with traces of ash. Lots of lingering roast. Great example of the style.
djd07 (3514) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is toffee and caramel. Thin mouthfeel with rich roasted malt, bitter chocolate and caramel. Easy to drink, good.
Chalsk (1064) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cambridge for PBW. Pours a dark brown color with a caramel colored head. Aromas of roast, caramel, and some chocolate. Sweet roasty caramel taste with some chocolate mixed in. Just solid and true to the style.
vtafro (3256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate, caramel aromas. Flavors are sweet chocolate and caramel, some roasted dry finish.