mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, and lots of it, with some dark roast coffee, and some roasted malts. Taste is slightly bitter, but in a bitter chocolate way rather than a bitter hop way. Load of roasted flavors. Extremely smooth mouthfeel. Very complex and substantial, yet ridiculously easy to drink. Quite nice.
seth_lfod (246) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extra in a trade... Awesome! Pitch black pour with a small mocha head that reduces to a film. Coffee, roast, and licorice on the nose. Taste is bitter coffee, unsweetened chocolate, slight hoppy bite. Lasting taste after the sip has been consumed. This is a great porter.
rxeight (791) - Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown. Very roasty. Bit of chocolate. Like a light imperial stout.
zenkis (397) - Ogre, LATVIA - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
session with Thirsty Trout Porter
Pours opaque black, tan beige rocky-thick top. Aroma - malty, woody and something interesting what I can’t describe. Flavor more roasty, dark chocolate. Taste is not too sweet, mild bitter, balanced around without sharpness. Chocolate note is mayor, a bit sour at the end, mild dry finish, flavor seems more lively than other companion. Medium to full body, thick texture, light carbonation. Malt astringency on tongue in aftertaste along with bitter, herbal roast notes.
artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at dark horse. Pours straight black with a tan head. Hoppy grassy aroma. Medium thick mouth feel. Medium carbonation.
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a small head. Creamy with some maltiness. Pleasant.
but nothing outsatanding. Still worth trying though.
TizzleJizzle (452) - Garland, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a beautiful opaque black with a tan khaki top and some lacing. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted and toasted malts, smoke, nutty, and a slight bitter finish. Medium-thick body, medium carbonation. Cheers!
writerljberg (404) - Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Matt. Thanks!
A: Pours solid black with a very thin dark mocha head that disappears in an instant.
N: Heavy malt, coffee, some caramel and bark. Very nutty with a lashing of milk chocolate. Blackstrap molasses.
T: Loads of bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Displays depth of both bitterness and sweetness. Can really melt into this.
M: Luxurious and creamy. Alcohol is well-hidden. Med. body.
O: Fantastic rendition of the style. Absolutely packed with flavor. I’d take this over even the latest renditions of Deschutes BB Anniversary series.
JorgeLee (956) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Jet black, no head despite decent carbonation. This Englishman would humbly suggest that this is a rather stout version of a porter. Huge roasted barley flavour, some coffee, bit of chocolate, some ash. Heavy, tasty, bitter. It’s nice.
kermis (3667) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Hopleaf, Chicago. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, big roast. Flavour is moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.