hopdog (9829) - 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 (1394) - 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 (6476) - 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 (790) - 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 (1758) - Edinburgh, 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 (421) - 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 (1217) - 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 (2081) - 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 (3013) - 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 (87) - 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.