daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
GABF and a bottle after. One of the best porters Iíve had. Brown pour with a brown head. Aroma is full and rich. Lots of chocolate, coffee and some light lactose notes. Flavor is a spot on perfect combination of sweetness and roast. Great chocolate and coffee. Awesome.
dlovell2 (463) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Jimthechap (1323) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My grateful thanks to Travlr for dragging this across the earth for me and Cantabrian.
It appears inky-black in colour with a robust mocha head. What is that smell? It seems like perfumey jasmine with char, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, redwood chips, currants, dates, muscatel sultanas... Wow.
The flavours are just what it says on the label: robust with an immediate foamy mouthfeel which subsides and becomes bitter, crispish and has lengthy fruitiness. Wow.
zizzybalubba (1254) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA. Very dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. Heavy smoke and coffee are on the nose. Expected coffee, chocolate, and smoke are detected in the flavor. Finishes with a touch of floral hops. Tons of flavor and very impressive for a 5.5% ABV beer. One of the best porters I have tried. Great beer!
jgb9348 (4279) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, super pitch black coloured body with a dense, three centimetre tall deep light brown head - about 80% opaque in the body with a hint of cola colours coming through when held to a light. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, concord grapes, grass, nuts and a hint of spice. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasty malt flavour with oatmeal and milk notes perceptable with a hint of squash, but the caramel comes out along with a bit of figs and a good amount of milk sourness and sugars. Aftertaste shows quite a bit of body with the malt really picking up any other flavours, some caramel sugars and a hint of light fruitiness at the end. Overall, a nice and rather full-bodied (for a porter) beer with an emphasis on caramelised sugars, roasted malt and lactic notes - definitely good to sample, and although not easy to find, worth searching out for. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Fern Street Gourmet in Alexandria, Virginia on 07-July-2012 for US$8.99 sampled at home in Washington a few hours before the 2013 Inauguration here, on 20-January-2013.
johnnnniee (1821) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at ACBF 6/1/2013
Rich chocolate and roast with some caramel and a solid bit of earthy hops. Creamy silky mouthfeel. This is a fantastic porter.
Aniela (2230) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with a minimal beige head. Coffee, chocolate aroma with some tar notes. Similar flavour with some smokey notes. Nice porter :-)
climberbob (104) - Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Says limited edition for some reason. Roasted malty nose. Hints of toffee chocolate and espresso. Dry. Solid porter. Hopefully not limited in the 6 pack cans!
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bucs572000 (162) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can in a trade, thanks Devin. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and a nice roasty malt. Flavors are chocolate, coffee, light smoke, and a great roasty malt. Great beer. Really loving all the dc brau beers Iíve had so far.
Cantabrian (672) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can, courtesy of Travlr, who brought it to NZ with him for a tasting session with Jimthechap and I, thanks a million! This is laptop black with a thin russet head, and a very stimulating aroma fo chocolates, roast malts, berries and allspice. The flavours follow the same ingredients, with the addition of hazelnuts, ashes and butter. Very buttery feel, more than many milk stouts. Tremendous porter. I love it and I will forever keep an eye on for its presence anywhere.