Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma was burnt malt, a light coccoa. Poured a almost black and decent sized head. Flavor was roast malt, coccoa and a wierd sour malt taste. Palate is medium bodied finishes pretty clean. Overall good but strange.
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy Quake! Pours dark as midnight with a glorious dark tan head. Full on roasted aroma, with a coffee and, not surprisingly, chocolate coming to the fore front. Some interesting fig notes, ending with some sweet spices Flavor is more of the same. very roasted flavor, with a great espresso like finish. Flavor continues for quite some time. Awesome beer.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at capones. Poured black with a milky brown head that lasted til the end. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. Taste started off coffee with hints of chocolate and finished roasty with an alcohol kick. Very good and different.
JAXSON (526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpup. Pretty dark brown with a milkshake, kinf of pinkish, tan head. I don’t know if I was imagining the pinkinsh tint to the head, but it wasn’t my thing. Aroma of bitter chocolate and coffee. Taste was bitter coffee beans, faint sugarless chocolate, but a good bit of cloying sweetness coming from somewhere else. Once I could get past the sweetness the bitter kick was very enjoyable. Too much sweetness overall. Mouthfeel was pretty thick and creamy. Decent.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Capone’s. Pours a deep, dark brown with a nice thick tan head. Aroma is heavy with roasted malts, chocolate. Flavor is much the same, with a little coffee thrown in. All leading to a very smooth and deliciously drinkable brew. Thick and creamy.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bad bottle here. Vigorous head. Roasted dark, burnt malts mixed with sour aromatics. Definitely not the intended profile.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the nose the beer gives off hints of roasted chocolate and it tastes just like it smells. Smoke comes through on the palate. The beer wasn’t as heavy as I expected to be but I liked it nonetheless.
Avengedpoet (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to rustychiles for the share on this one. Aroma is an explosive amount of chocolate, cocoa powder, and barley malt. Taste is thinner than expected, but by no means a slouch. Very well balanced, but still a little lacking in the mouthfeel. Good all-around beer.
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled cask conditioned and draught. Draught produced a big chocolatey head atop a lustrous obsidian colored body while the cask version had slightly less head. Aroma was strongly chocolatey, cocoa, malty, cafe au lait, and an underly sweetness reminiscent of raspberries. The flavor was roast barley, milk chocolate, medium roast coffee, and again a berry like sweetness verging on cherries or raspberries. The continuous head produced a palate that was initially creamy but not overly viscous underneath. Interestingly the cask version was very reminiscent of a yoo-hoo. Nice combo there and a great porter overall.
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I poured a tiny bit in a glass, I guess too quickly, because the most massive tan head filled the whole glass. I literally only poured half an ounce and this thing foamed up more then I’ve ever seen. As expected it smells like chocolate, but also has a pleasant alcohol lift with a touch of berry. I really had to sniff this one out waiting for the head to settle. With half the beer in the glass it’s half black half chocolate milkshake foam. The initial taste has a dark chocolate and light burnt flavor. Some hints of espresso and berry poke in as well. Some sweetness comes through with a moderately dry hop finish. It’s only 6.7 %, but I would have guessed it to be more. There is medium carbonation with a chewy feel. I very much enjoyed this porter. Its dark complex and has a hoppy edge to it.