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.
BVery (7878) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at JL Beers. Dark brown pour with a dense creamy head. Aroma is black olives, light roasted malt. Medium to lighter palate. I’m getting more olive on taste with a hint of chocolate. Odd beer.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Bottle Revolution. It pours a deep black color with a very slight head. Molasses and dark malt nose. Roasty on the tongue with a bit of earthy hops and a little molasses sweetness. Full bodied and slightly oily on the tongue. I was expecting something akin to a black IPA, but it’s definitely closer to a porter.
ARH (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap, poured into a footed pilsener glass. Light aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, and light fruit esters greet the nose. It pours a dark, opaque cola black with a tan, foamy head that reduces to a medium sudsy ring with light surface specks. There’s a light sheet layer of lace. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter, nothing too strong. The oily beer has a medium malty body with a light, fizzy carbonation. It’s earthy, and chocolatey on the mouth with a mild fruit and coffee note. A light grass finishes it off and grass and coffee grounds stick around for a short time in the light aftertaste.
Steve_0 (3291) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is clear, deep brown with a frothy tan head and great lacing. Coffee, grassy, roasted malty, somewhat chocolatey, and bready aroma. Taste is cocoa nibs - not sweet - espresso, toasty, light caramel and brown sugar with a light bitter finish. Full mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Good porter.
Danyel (1335) - Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is very caramel and chocolate, vanilla, sweet, nutty. Taste is a bit roasty, lots of caramel and vanilla, very desserty. Good.
Maverick34 (2549) - New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Pours dark. Big beige head. Kind of a weird malty grainy aroma. Weird citrus and malts.
radarsock (1115) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Purchased from Cigarette City. $4.99 or the 650 mL bottle. Not the best thing in the world, but, hell, support local. Why the hell not? Brian poured this down the drain; I choked this down. This was only amusing for a few minutes. To Chimay goblet, it pours a mahogany-tinted blackish brown with a beige head half a finger in length. Aromas of black olives, white truffles, vegetation, white chocolate, LME, and stale blackberries. Tastes the same with the addition of grill char, russet potatoes, banana peppers. Kind of a "WTF" beer, but interesting nontheless.
WillRunForBeer (1327) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bomber shared by Radarsock, thanks! Pours black with a big beige head. Um, there’s black olives in the aroma. Not promising. Maybe some smoke as well. There’s citrus, coffee bitter, and more olive in the taste. Nope. Can’t do it. Drain.
nearbeer (4117) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml. Pours opaque black with a lasting shaving of foam. Aroma is a pleasant mix of vanilla, chocolate and toasted malt. Tastes of earthy toasted malt, vanilla, cocoa, charred popcorn and some light notes of tart berry that become more prominent in the finish. Light-medium body has too much fizz and flares up in the mouth, but the lightly astringent roast and a touch of sourness provides a decent balance to the overall malty sweetness. Interesting brew that seems more like an Americanized, hopped-up Schwarzbier than a Porter.
Brouwerij (957) - 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.