hackobock (1708) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 21, 2014. On tap at Rover.
Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate, dark bitter chocolate, vanilla, light smoke, ash. Taste is medium roasted bitterness with chocolate and coffe, light to medium sweet malty. Finish is light sweet, medium roasted bitterness with some ash notes in the back. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
czar (4676) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours unclear dark brownn with a small reviving light beige head leaving little lacing. torrefied wheat, roasted malts - some smoky notes, tobacco, strong bitter coffee, very dusty, awkward fruitiness - melons, resin. light carbonation, light body, assertive if not slightly harsh resinous-coffee finish. above average porter.
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours near black, finger thick, creamy khaki head, nice lacing. Aroma black malt, earthy, bit of smoke, slight burnt sugar. Taste scorched malt, burnt sugar, smokey, earthy, almost charcoal, a bit of caramel and bitter sweet chocolate to balance it out. Mouthfeel fuller body, lower carbonation, slight roast astringency, dry finish. Overall great beer, very complex roasted malt flavors, enough caramel and chocolate flavors to balance, perfect amount of hops to add to flavor without being overpowering, possibly the most balanced "dark, beer I’ve ever had, while maintaining complexity.
Macegan75 (707) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Railroad poured into an Imperial pint glass. Pours black with big brown head. Aroma is mild fruity aldehydes, bittersweet chocolate, smoke, and slight nutty notes. First sip is similar with huge roasted flavors, I malted barley and great mouth feel. Finish is lingering black malt bitterness.nice porter
Barnoloid (259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour. Many similarities with their Thirsty Trout porter. Dark full body with a thin tan head. Intense cocoa and slightly smoked malts. Smooth mouthfeel with a good amount of bitterness. Lots to like here.
KPD (42) - Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap in Ann Arbor at a place with 4 beers on tap one of which was bud light. That’s what happens when you are 45 minutes from the brewer. Pours very dark, with brown head. Aroma is roasty malt with cocoa. Medium big mouthfeel. Flavor is malt sweetness up front, then roasted malt and cocoa. Good beer. Totally stumbled onto this one, life is good :)
mathieuc (1490) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by czar, thanks bro! Pours a nice black again (just like its Fore Smoked Stout sibling) with a small beige rim that leaves good lacing. Nose is of roasted malt, light smoke and some alcohol. Taste is of coffee, intense roast, some ash, nuts and moderately bitter. Body was medium, carbonation as well and mouthfeel was sticky. Overall a good porter that might have suffered from the comparison with the smoked stout we had just before it.
msbernac (760) - POLAND - AUG 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance-black, hazy, brown foam,
Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour,
Palate-full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish
BLADT (653) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour. Jet black with small brown head. Molasses, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and light wood. All balanced well. Taste is semi bitter, dark chocolate, barley and more coffee. Good stuff.
beersighted (121) - - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pitch black with a thin tan head. Roasty, caramelized sugar aroma. Rich, bitter black malt base dominates this brew. Sticky, sugary sips emanate from this medium bodied, but full flavored black ale.