jgb9348 (5727) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a nice, three centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, oatmeal, alcohol, cherries, lactose and a little bit of alcohol. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich malty flavour with some oatmeal, cherries, milk, grain and alcohol all noticeable and a smooth coffee flavour near the end. Aftertaste shows a lot of chocolate ranging from very light milk chocolate to some darker notes, but some mellow alcohol flavours and a bit of heavy oats near the end as well. Overall, a good and smooth beer, full of flavour and more importantly - full of character and body, nice to try and well worth finding if you can get this and have had a lot of lighter beers and IPAs! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Cash Wise Liqours in Minot, North Dakota on 04-October-2016 for US$10,99/six pack sampled at my hotel room here in Morrisville, Pennsylvania on 14-Occtober-2016.
Claves77 (252) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild smell, smooth flavor, nice even finish, chocolaty, liberty on back of tongue,
rdixon77 (2359) - Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good malty ale. Sweet caramel, some nuttiness, mild bitter finish. Doesn't stand out but tasty.
kassner (1552) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice representation of an old style. Dark cola color. Some lacing. Just a little smoke and a clean fonish
Bill Becker (820) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a black with reddish hues, small tannish head of foam.
The smell has a little bit of roasted malt, a hint of chocolate. .not much really going on here.
Same goes for the taste. Light flavours all around but it is still a decent beer.
Light bodied with medium carbonation.
Not a bad Black Ale.
On draught at the Wonder Bar.
BVery (9668) - 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 (1118) - 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 (3745) - 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 (1606) - 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.