hershiser2 (1789) - 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 (309) - 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 (3993) - 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 (2399) - 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.
anders37 (21621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can @ SBWF 2014. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super nice porter. Overall just solid. Think of what you want from a porter, and this guy has it. There’s nothing here that will bring out attention, but nothing that will warrant a demerit either. Good stuff.
BeerdedDave (1159) - - NOV 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can; black with a tan head; very nice, chocolaty, roasted malt aroma; a nice,smooth porter; full bodied roasted malt flavor with lots of chocolate notes and hints of coffee
adnielsen (10360) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, via rotbox. Pours a very deep brown appearance with a lasting dark brown head. The aroma has a lot of roast, some smoke, coffee, chocolate, and lots of earth. Moderate light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Medium full body. Roasty chocolate flavor with a hint of fruitiness on the back end. A little bit of burnt sugar / caramel. Not all that bad.
oh6gdx (24236) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can@SBWF2014. Pitch black colour with a small brown head. Aroma is toasted malts, some ashes, mild salted liquorice as well. Flavour is fruity, ashy, some liquorice and mild toasted notes.