koleminer20 (2355) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. On draft at HopCat in Detroit for the Dark Saturday takeover on November 28. The pour is excellent. Itís jet black with a thin ring of darker tan head that recedes to nothing. The aroma is a little disappointing. I love hazelnuts, so I was thinking this had a lot of potential, but I was wrong. There is a subtle nuttiness to it, but itís just chocolate and a roasted malt that comes off a touch bitter. The flavor is, if anything, just as disappointing. There is a light chocolate to accompany a light roasted malt, but thatís where the good things end. Itís just a light, plain, bland porter with a hint of nuttiness. The mouth feel is a little thin and watery with a light carbonation and a lingeringly roasted malt on the finish. I donít know why I get somewhat excited about Dark Horse beers anymore.
Sammy (11040) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like hazelnut. This is too sweet and thin to be very drinkable. Hopcat detroit tap takeover.
wmubronco1992 (695) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Dark Horseís annual Crawfish boil. Name listed as AK 47 Chocolate Hazelnut Porter. Pours a very dark brown. Medium sized light tan head. Nutty chocolate aroma. Flavor is of nutty chocolate, more chocolate then nut to me. The nuttiness makes it feel more like a brown to me, however the chocolate flavor and the darker color I guess push it to a porter. Good drinkability. Also had a draft at the Darkhorse tap room approx a month ago, but didnít take notes. Glad they saved some of this for the Crawfish Boil. Of the special brews that Iíve had at the Dark Horse I could see this one being brewed again (hopefully). As usual Aaron and his crew have come up with another fine beer
italianjohn (2872) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour off white thin head ... chocolate and hazelnut light roasted aroma .... taste is of hazelnut with dark chocolate bitterness and thinner roasted coffee with a bitter thin finish .... a weak porter drinks more like a brown ale .... not bad but not great abv hidden pretty well