djd07 (5407) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Thin mouth with nice roast, cocoa, ash, light dry finish, very good.
Doofgoblin (416) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sturdy porter and a snappy hat. Aroma is slightly underwhelming but the taste delivers with in your face roasted malt followed by faint notes of coffee and chocolate with a light body. Doesn’t have that cloying sweetness that some porters have; however, it’s not overly dry either. Very nice.
pras (523) - Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours very dark brown, almost black. Aromas of dark roasted malt and some chocolate. Flavor follows through to the taste. Finishes mostly dry, with slight residual sweetness. In balance and tasty.
Maverick34 (2521) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned. Dark brown pour with tan he’d. Roasted malts predominantly. medium body. Not bad.
can8ianben (1392) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth, drinkable, ans toasty, with minimal hop bitterness. Earthy and dark as night. Tasty and well done.
hershiser2 (1328) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
$1.95 can from Wine Warehouse, CHO.
Pours dark brown, nearly black, with a tiny quickly disappearing brown head.
Smells of chocolate milk and coffee.
Taste: First sip: interesting and different! Chocolate, nuts, roasted chestnuts. Bitter coffee finish. Extra point in taste for being different, but not a favorite.
floydslip (238) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep cola-colored beer with a medium foamy dark beige head. Bitter roasted nose of unsweetened cocoa, dark coffee, and a bit of smokiness. Flavor is rich, but milder than the aroma would indicate. It’s definitely more on the bitter side with burnt chocolate and coffee that’s evaporated in the pot most prominent. It could use a bit of sweetness to counter balance it, but overall a pretty good beer.
nickd717 (3602) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can from Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors. Darkest brown with a lacy light beige head. The aroma is nice and rich, loads of molasses and anise with dark baker’s chocolate and roasty malts. The flavor has mild sweetness yielding to an earthy, chocolatey, bitter finish. Thick and slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Pretty solid beer.
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black pour with a thin tan lacing. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee aroma. Taste similar to aroma with a mild bitterness. Good beer
NikkTwist (1926) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Monks. Very dark brown pour with a large frothy khaki head. Wet lace. Dark chocolate. Espresso beans. Black vinyl jacket. Slight charcoal grill. Peppercorns. Burnt peanut shells. Dances with some good stout notes.