NachlamSie (2749) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with Muenster. Pours quite dark black with shades of ruby on the extremities. The aroma is a bit buttery and bready with chocolate, cola, and a hint of berries. The mouth seems just a notch thin, especially given the initial impression. A pleasing level of roastiness and nuttiness combines with some notes of raisins and a finish of mild cola and brown sugar. It seems to be modeled after a traditional British style porter. All in all, it’s not a bad beer at all, but I feel slightly let down after judging the book by the cover, or the brewski by the bottle as the case may be.
evergreen0199 (1994) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2014, Olympia, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate. An easy drinking porter, nice work from Cisco.
harrisoni (13559) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At GBBF 2014. Black dark brown beer. Dark brown black beer. Chocolate on aroma. Ok some ashtray not much condition.
Bebum (292) - - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque, some lace.
Light body, smooth and delicate mouthfeel and flavor, little carbonation, rather flat,
Mildly bitter, dry, acidity not in evidence and perhaps lacking,
Definite but not overpowering roast flavors,
Pleasant but not exciting.
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Beergeek23322 (2219) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
September 2010. 22 oz. bottle. Dark brown, almost black. Chocolate, dark roasted malt, spicy aromas. Robust, bitter and hoppy finish. Very good.
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from kitchen and company Asheville. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Has some nice Roasted chocolate malt on the nose. Has a bit of a licorice thing on the tongue. Finishes with a trace of bitterness. Very nice.
Reynolds314 (2278) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cisco redeemed themselves a little from that trainwreck saison with a well crafted delightfully charming porter. Great chocolate notes with light toastienss and some fruity malty notes. Drinkability is great and taste is still full and complex.
suprchunk (2151) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown colored pour. Small tan head and plenty of lacing. Big coffee note. Taste is chocolate coffee and malt. Nice tasting beer.
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Ernesto987 (3640) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
the first of wbw night, rich and malty, thick and tasty, its good and normal, an easy go getter.
Beerathon (1126) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasty malts of chocolate come through with bitter coffee flavors. A bit of smoke in the nose and taste. Huge light brown head (reminded me of a root beer float foam) and beer itself is practically black in color. A bit oily mouth feel, but still very pleasing brew.
DialSquare (2599) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Greens in Atlanta. Brown pour with inch or so light brown head that sticks around. Malty aroma with dark fruit and cocoa. Tastes are the same with coffee and herbal hoppiness. Thin palate makes it easy drinking. Fair enough.