misrahi (31) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Up front coffee, very little hop presence, strong coffee finish. Overall drank like a porter with a small bit of hopping, but still a good beer. Black IPA seems like a stretch.
Brouwerij (891) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 Bottle thanks to Jesse. Pours brown with lasting, fine tan head. Aroma is roasted, burnt, chocolate. Flavor is roasted, toffee, with a citrus, hoppy, toasted malt, nutty, roasted, mild coffee finish. Was looking for more roast and less hops. Somewhat of a mess of flavors. Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, and crisp texture.
puboflyons (1887) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the 650 ml. bottle. It pours nice with a dark brown to black look and along lasting foamy tan head. The aroma is off though. Maybe some acetaldehyde. Just smells like sour fruit rather than what I expect a Porter to smell like. The body is about average in the medium range. Because the aroma is so of...so is the flavor. Very difficult to find malts. I mostly find sour green apples. It might have been a bad bottle.
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought roast, dark chocolate, hints of slight grass, spice notes, hints of coffee in there as well. Taste is spice, grass, slight fruit into dark chocolate, coffee and roast, finishing slightly bitter, dry.
mnmike (991) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Lagering for this black as night brew works pretty well. Easy drinker
mintzmeet (136) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light black color. Non existent head. Tastes like watered down coffee. Pretty roasted overtones. Like a stout, but not creamy at all.
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour khaki head. Nose is roasted malts, coffee, ash, and bitter. Easy palate, heavy roast, malts, ash, bitter, light hoppy finish.
UncleKorm (656) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle poured a clear dark deep brown hue w/ a large fizzy tan head, medium retention w/ good lacing. Medium aromas of roasted coffee, figs, leather, and peppery hops. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a light bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are a roast you would expect from a stout, chocolate, grain, coffee, and a light lime citrus. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, and a light dryness in the finish.
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle pours a viscous, opaque black with some cloudy, brown head. Nose is sweet, crackers, brown bread, a little cake icing. Flavor is malty, sweet, toasty, roasty, caramel, molasses, black pepper. Medium bodied, dry finish.
drjay44 (2486) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, beige head, with some lacing, over a dark brown (SRM 35) body....nose is roasted malt with coffee, light chocolate, with light hop spice, finishing with hints of lactose, and a slight organic, rubber tone........taste is roasted dark roasted malts with medium coffee, lighter chocolate, moderate sweetness throughout, leading to a medium hop roasted malt bitterness.....mouth feel medium, minimal astringency, slightly sticky, carbonation adds acid tingle with a clean finish. This falls well within the style of a Robust Porter. The roasted malt back bone is dominant, but not overly so, and the hops, while in the back ground make their presence known. There is the slight off note in the aroma, but it is otherwise a well made beer. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, thanks travlr. Medium tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some milk chocolate, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some milk chocolate, roast. Medium body, light stickiness.