Braudog (5962) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Nice thick porter-like pour of muddy black. Slippery on the tongue, maybe without all the body I’d expected but still robust. Dry baking chocolate, dark fruit and toffee abound. More assertive than the 5.5% might suggest, giving this a deeper character than you’d expect. Quite yummy. Wish it was colder out. (#5278, 10/5/2013)
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
09/27/2013. From can. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aromas of coffee, dark roasted malt and chocolate. Creamy mouth feel, rich with a slightly bitter finish.
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours pitch black with a minimal mocha head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, bitter baking chocolate, tobacco, earthy notes. Taste is roasted chocolate, coffee, bitter ashy oak charr with tobacco and earthy notes. Full bodied little carbonation. A different type of taste but good.
TheBeerGod (5451) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Black pour with a tall brown head. Aroma is strong roasted malt, dark, bittersweet chocolate, coffee notes, hints of licorice and vanilla. Taste is vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malt, creamed-and-sugared coffee and faint licorice. Body is medium-full with a strong, dense carbonation. Slight stickiness to this as well. Ends with more robust chocolate notes, roasted malt, vanilla, coffee and burnt caramel.
sloth (2593) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin tan head,short lived, decent lace, lasting, the lace that is. Damn dark for a porter. Mild nose of roast, faint chocolate and wort. Body is med/full with a crisp carbonation, almost tangy. Lotsa light flavors, roast, coffee, black patent and cola.Little lacto to boot.Thin all around.Little licorice too.Dry, roasty finish. Uneventful but appreciated. Props to jra 1983 for the chance.
bytemesis (4071) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can - thanks ygtbsm94! Pours deep mahogany tending to black, large brown creamy head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, anise, tobacco, earthy. Flavor is the same, light sweet and light bitter, drying out on the finish per description. Some cocoa notes, but really a coffee and cigarettes kind of beer. Full creamy body. Pretty solid porter.
zizzybalubba (1559) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA. Very dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. Heavy smoke and coffee are on the nose. Expected coffee, chocolate, and smoke are detected in the flavor. Finishes with a touch of floral hops. Tons of flavor and very impressive for a 5.5% ABV beer. One of the best porters I have tried. Great beer!
godfroyj (12) - - AUG 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a porter... Duh. Not my favorite beer. But this one is pretty good. I like it.
Cantabrian (912) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can, courtesy of Travlr, who brought it to NZ with him for a tasting session with Jimthechap and I, thanks a million! This is laptop black with a thin russet head, and a very stimulating aroma fo chocolates, roast malts, berries and allspice. The flavours follow the same ingredients, with the addition of hazelnuts, ashes and butter. Very buttery feel, more than many milk stouts. Tremendous porter. I love it and I will forever keep an eye on for its presence anywhere.
Jimthechap (1918) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My grateful thanks to Travlr for dragging this across the earth for me and Cantabrian.
It appears inky-black in colour with a robust mocha head. What is that smell? It seems like perfumey jasmine with char, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, redwood chips, currants, dates, muscatel sultanas... Wow.
The flavours are just what it says on the label: robust with an immediate foamy mouthfeel which subsides and becomes bitter, crispish and has lengthy fruitiness. Wow.