jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colour with a fantastic tan head that tops the beer perfectly. Very sweet aroma filled with chocolate, coffee and strong vanilla. Medium to Light-bodied; Velvety texture, nice roasted malt flavour with strong prolonged sweetness. Aftertaste very mellow showing sweet vanilla characteristics and a nice maltiness. Overall, a nice beer and great flavours all-around. I had this pint on cask at the Old Toad in Rochester, New York.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer poured a not quite opaque brown with a tight creamy head. Aroma of coffee and butterscotch. Creamy chocolate taste.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Hegedornís. This beer appears black with a slight red when held to the light. It has a creamy, mocha-colored head. The aroma is of burnt dark roast. It has a medium-full mouthfeel thatís slightly creamy. The flavor is of burnt grain and coffee. I like it. It tastes like burning.
williamherbert (1167) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark dark brown; red at the edges. Decent puffy head. A little glassy in front of the light. Solid.
The smell is mild breakfast blend coffee with creamer. A really creamy, milky aroma. Sweetish caramel malts; really mild. Really great and creamy and mild.
The taste is mocha coffee. A little bitter, a little cherry/berry/grape sweetness. Gets more mildly malty bitter as it warms. Itís a solid drink for sure, just needs to heat up a bit.
Milky and creamy feel; silky. Really pleasant, smooth, mild and creamy.
shadey (1820) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2011 Tap: Black with a deep tan thick head. Coffee and Chocolate aroma. Very roasty, fresh taste. Decent stuff.
12oz bottle. Pours a glossy black with a thin ring of dark tan cream. Aroma is chocolate with a little bitterness and roast to even things out. The flavors are nice and chocolaty with a nice milky, creamy character that fits with the name. There is also a touch of bitterness in the finish from what I assume are the hops. A very easy-to-drink porter in the sessionable range.
Ambrose (141) - East Aurora, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It tastes smooth. Similar to Guiness.... Itís like a coffee guiness. I can see why the smoothness seems to make some think this beer is watery, But thatís just a reaction from an unexperienced rater.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Roasted aroma, a bit of coffee and smoke. Flavor again has coffee and smoke with a bit of vanilla. Long finish with smoky and roasted bitterness.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured very deep brown with a short cap of beige head. The aroma picked up well-roasted sweeter chocolates, vanilla, and lesser caramel.. very sweet, and quite enjoyable. The flavor had buttery-sweet chocolates, molasses, and a touch of coffee at the core.. light cocoa and earthy bitterness around along with a little vanilla.. toasted sweet chocolates on the finish.. tasty. Medium-bodied with a light-moderate roast to it.. on the sweet side.. I wouldíve liked a little more influence from the hops, but it was very good.
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from a friend in NY. Pours dark black with a thin tan head. Nice roasted malt aroma that isnít too overpowering. Medium body with a slightly slick/oily mouth feel characteristic of an oatmeal stout. Roasted malt notes up front that give way to a slightly dry finish. Well balanced and not overly aggressive. Overall an enjoyable, creamy well roasted porter. Overall: (B+)
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown color - almost opaque, with just some dark brown around the edges. Creamy light brown head. Iíve had this brew a ton of times, and the aroma is always the weakest part of it. Some sour metallic notes in the nose, along with some roastiness. None of the metallic aroma makes it into the flavor. A nice, balanced, roasty, taste, with some dark chocolate bitterness. Smooth, full mouth feel. A good porter.