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 (1276) - 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
deaconmike (397) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Old Ebbitt Grill. Pours deep walnut with thick mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and a bit of bitter chocolate. Taste is similar. Medium body. Overall, very nice porter.
dlovell2 (853) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 Poured from can. Dark brown with big tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Big chocolaty roasted malt flavor with coffee finish. This is a really nice beer.
Imaena (1868) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Black Finn in Vienna VA. This is a rich roasted porter with lots of depth and complexity.
jeremytoni (3008) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a can poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Nice toasted malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.
ScottWallace82 (70) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2013 Can into a tulip. Pours solid black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and cocoa. Full, heavy mouthfeel with little carbonation. Tastes of chocolate and coffee, with very little to no bitterness. An excellent porter.
Tstamba (353) - Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a can. Pours deep black with short tan head, not much retention or lacing. Notes of roasted malt " like fresh bread" some coffee and cocoa... All of those elements in the flavor profile ... Practically a Stout... Tasty!
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haddon90 (1476) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a dark black color with a nice tan head. Smokey malt aroma with a light sense of cocoa. Smooth taste with some roasted malt and come licorice. Decent porter.
NachlamSie (2795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can at Marquis Theatre. This is a serious American porter. This is the closest thing Iíve found to my beloved Founders porter. The seaweedy quality is there with tree bark, whole bean coffee, chocolate, earth, slight piney nips, and a nuttiness. This is beautifully interesting. Itís very malty with an excellent bittersweet balance. I love this stuff.