Brigadier (3490) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 ounce bottle
Thanks to tastybeer for sharing this one evening. It might have been a bit past its prime but showed some promise. I would love to try a fresh bottle to see if it is better (as I suspect).
Aroma / Appearance - The fluid black base offers promise of a rich experience. A chocolately mocha head releases coffee, chocolate, and sweet hints. The evidence of problems comes in the form of a slightly bitter tang.
Flavor / Palate - Tartness permeates through the coffee. If it were intentional I’d say it works well but knowing it should not be there detracts from a balanced profile. Take that away and this would be a nice run of the mill local.
andrewje41 (2606) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can poured. Huge thanks to Eugene for picking me up a DC tick. Old to the shelf, but fresh to me. Pours a near black with an active tan fizz head. Robust toasty aroma. Flavor is chocolatel up front. Solid roasted character. Has a slight burnt feel to it. Hot finish. Toasty malt. Unique stoutish porter here. I enjoyed this.
beastiefan2k (3312) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I only purchased this at Stateline to get a DC tick, even though I feel like I have had DC beer before. Should have checked that date b/c this was BB 01/25/16. DAMNNNN!!!!! Stateline you need to rotate your beer. Very dark brown color with a brown head. Maybe a little staleness on the nose or I am biasing myself. Thick brown malts, earthy. Basically wet, dark earth malts. Flavor a little lighter with a light roast. Very low hops. Sweet end but not sugary. I would like to try it fresh.
reberiii (485) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robust Porter by DC Brau. Super roasty, medium body, burnt cotton candy. Has a touch of dark fruit.
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katrinaez (1136) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice even porter. Thick enough to be filling, but not to the point of exhaustion. Nice cocoa taste and some bitter nibs. Can
deyholla (9811) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can thanks to Sarah! Pours black with a brown head that dissipates it the edges. Aroma has lots of roasted malts with some dark grains and a bit of chocolate underlying. Flavor has lots of roasted malts with dark grains and a bit of chocolate backing.
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a black brown color with a foamy light brown head that quickly melts away to a ring. Notes of dark chocolate, roasted nuts, stale trail mix.
guzzler67 (1647) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Totally dark with an average size mocha colored head that left good lacing. Roasted malt aroma with traces of molasses and chicory. Flavors fall within the comfort zone of well made porters, with the bitterness of the hops pairing up nicely with the roasted, mildly sweet malts. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel. Long lasting finish.
DandyWolfFloyd (1007) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - heavy malt, roast, chocolate.
Appearance - dark brown color body with a beige head.
Taste - sweet and bitter with astringent roasted coffee
Palate - medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Astringent roast finish.
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corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours pitch black and opaque with a two finger mocha head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Good retention, taking a while to settle and leaving streaks of soapy lacing on the way down.
Slightly smokey, deeply roasted dark malt aroma that’s countered by sweeter, dessert-like lighter malt notes. Robust with hints of liquid smoke, burnt toast, dark chocolate and gourmet coffee bean followed by baker’s chocolate, caramel, toffee and fudge. Well balanced aroma with the sweeter notes standing out a bit more as it warms. Smells good but nothing really stands out or elevates it above slightly better than average.
Lighter body than expected with tight carbonation and a nearly acrid, roasted dark malt flavor that lingers over the sweeter notes into a bone dry finish. Strong burnt malt/overly roasted robust coffee grinds along with some charcoal, oatmeal and bitter dark chocolate. Not overwhelmingly dry/overly roasted, however, with prominent sweet malt backbone. These sweeter notes really stand out as it warms with some toffee, caramel, light chocolate and alcohol. Not nearly as complex as the nose suggests and the sweeter, dessert-like notes are severely muted. Decently drinkable but lacks balance and complexity.
OnTheTrail (300) - Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste similar, malty, coffee notes. Overall a very pleasing porter.