jgb9348 (4283) - 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.
MrBeerFanatic (787) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 28, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark pepsi cola color with a "cream" head. Aromas of light burnt malts, fake smoke, and some caramel. Flavors of light fake smoky wood/malts and hay behind. Leaves a light smoke finish. Medium bitter. Watery feel.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours close to black big tab head. Taste smells of roasted malt coffee kind of dry. Little bit of cream. Not that great.
BoostIPA (967) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a syrupy black with a generous tan head. The aroma of this beer was quite nice, and it promises a lot... Lots of roast, some creamy caramel, some floral hops. But the promises quickly become forgotten when you take the first sip. Yes, there is some roast. Yes, there is some creamy mouthfeel (which is actually the highlight of this beer). But this could be so much better... Where’s the chocolate? Where’s the hop bite? Where’s the warming alcohol? They may call this "Double Dark", but there is nothing "double" about this beer. It is simply average at best. Would not buy again.
Brewbie (432) - New York, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. dark black pour, small, lasting tan head. big aroma of chocolate, cocoa and roast. Nice taste, little sweet at first sip, not a lot of finish, but a decent beer.
MadRobin (1398) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap sample at Custom Brewcrafters in Honeoye Falls, NY.
Opaque nearly black brown with smallish head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and prunes.
Taste of peaty roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.
Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.
A very solid porter with some stout characteristics.
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FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My wife brought this one back from a trip to Rochester. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with an enormous foamy brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was toasty malts, malted milk and cocoa. The flavor was bitter, dryish and roasty with notes of nut, cocoa, coffee and malted milk. The finish was long, dry and roasty with lingering coffee and malted milk. Medium body. Too dry for my liking but decent anyway.
hef1985 (20) - cheektowaga, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours from a bottle into a chalice glass.
Head: Minimal tan head that dissipates almost instantly.
Color: Deep brown/cola, not transparent.
Aroma: Noticable chocolate coffee malt.
Taste: Bitter Roasted, dark chocolate. Watery texture (not syrupy)
Finish: Lightly roasted taste on the back of the throat. Lingers but at no point is overly strong.
Overall impression. Mildly bitter, but easy to drink. Nothing overpowering. Could be something enjoyable to drink throughout the course of an evening.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle... dark breen, hint of glassy amber, big light tan head, lasting no lace, the bubbles are too big...really dead nose, a touch of cream, a little coffee, a weird vegetal note, and some off chemicals, something is just off... tastes like generic cream, super thin, nothing but sweetness, not 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 isn’t 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+)
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma: Clean fresh aroma, hint of hops , light roast to it. Mild and refreshing.
Appearance: Dark brown with garnet light. Large frothy , dark beige top. Good lace sown. Very presentable. 5-
Palate / Taste: Dry roast ash like , dark soul has this ale. Clean , proper straight feel. Mid accented by dark chocolate hints. Finish accented by wild leafy hop hints. Tasty brew.