BrettTaylor (474) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a can at 50F into a tall goblet. Pours a very dark brown with a light brown head, lots of lacing. Aroma - crisp malt, dark chocolate, and just a hint of coffee and roasted nuts. Taste - full, rich, dark chocolate suffuses this beer. There’s a touch of dark coffee and roasted almond in the middle, then a mouth-watering very dark chocolate finish. It’s very round in the mouth and creamy, even though the dark chocolate taste is prevalent. This is excellent!
Darwenus (547) - Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a gigantic, creamy head. The aroma is strong, rich, dark chocolate on top of strong, rich, dark chocolate. The flavor is just more of that chocolate, and a little nutmeg. The malt is more smooth than roasty; more porter than stout, to my taste. It’s delicious, but so rich that it gets a little old by the end of the glass. This would be a great beer to share with someone as a dessert.
artmcd8 (1562) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from HOTB. Pours a deep dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee and malts. Some chocolate. Taste is medium to light bodied. Taste isn't overly roasty. Very well balanced. Medium carb.
novice101 (308) - - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours black with a mocha head, smells really roasty like a lot of coffee is in it, taste of chocolate and coffee along with malty notes. Great beer
ads135 (2890) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent porter. Dark and rich in chocolate and coffee flavor. A bit of licorice rounds out the flavor.
hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From can. Poured a dark brown, almost black color with an off white head. Roasty, some chocolate, and a lighter bitter coffee finish.
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at the brewery. Black with a medium-sized tan head. Overly roasted, burnt flavor; light chocolate and coffee; astringent finish. Not lovin’ it.
Stuu666 (2024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Sour bretty nose, sweet fizzy taste, chocolate, tart and sour.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Did not get a great deal other than chocolate on the nose. Vanilla and chocolate on the palate, a bitterness in the middle but right on the end a green cooking apple sourness that just took it away from me.
McNeillR (1135) - SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black, dirty sandy head. Light gravely smoke and ting of hop. Rounded hop tang throughout, although a bit thin a mouthfeel. Smoky dry tobacco and dusty choc. Picks of chewy pine burried in neat malt. Dry, bittered nicely finish. No bad.
Bottle, Black Friday Tasting