dwyerpg (4552) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 2, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A good roast in this aroma also. A strong flavor of roast and some bitter chocolate. The is some pretty good stuff.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super coffee onslaught with bittersweet chocolate shadows..venemous hop bites...all coming from complete darkness and creamy creamy tan skies..Outstanding full bodied porter from a brewpub..!! very impressive indeed..
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, solid frothy head which is brownish. Great taste in the body here. Nuts and chocolate roasted nicely. Powerful and Smooth. A truly decent porter.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On-tap at CBC. Pours clearish brown with a resilient, creamy, light brown head, laces the glass all the way down. Smells roasty malty, slightly smokey and also slightly chocolatey sweet. Tastes rich and roasty sweet malty, slightly smokey, some chocolate notes with a slightly sour finish. Medium, smooth body with nice carbonation.
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow!Great bottle label design!Aroma was of a good ,inviting roasted malt.The appearance was perfect.Nice frothy head.Black body.I held it up to a strong light and it was still black.The flavor was of smoky,roasted almonds.Some chocolate thrown in.Slightly sour.Palate was somewhat sticky,and could have been better,not bad though.The more I drink the more I taste the astringent that BEERGUY101 mentions.At first taste this was a knockout,then I drank more and and not as happy with it as when I began to drink it.Must have good alcohol content,as I’m already getting a bit buzzed,and am only 1/2 way thru it.Maybe it’s the high alcohol content that makes it somewhat astringent.Pretty good porter,but there are better ones.Will buy again.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Dark brown to black in color. Brown head. Thick and strong coffee flavor. Pretty close in flavor to the imperial stout served here. Smoother and richer than the stout. is it possible that the server mixed this up with the Imperial? Deliciously rich.
AmEricanbrew (5803) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color/ tan head. Nice deep roast malt, coffee, pale malt aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Hearty flavors of milk chocolate, dry medium roasted malt, coffee, mild ash--very good--@ Coronado BC.
daknole (9058) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour. Tan head. Tons of coffee and cocoa. Flavor is toasty, chocolate and coffee. Awesome.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has alot of god qualities, but there is something I just can’t put my finger on to being great. Terrific aroma of dark roasted malt. Deep black in color. Oily and greasy with nice hop kick. A little chalky. Pretty good and close to being great. Thanks to DarkElf.
Zimmo (57) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at CBC. Poured black with thin tan head, and with great lacing the length of the glass. Little Aroma. Roasted Coffee and Chocolate malt flavorings.