eyesolus (64) - Mill Creek, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Lincoln Ave; nice balance between the bitterness and malt; they use Galena and Williamette hops in this one; pours black with tones of red; tasty. (#28)
BrewDad (5274) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster – Diamond Knot Brewery – Mukilteo, WA
Good color, clarity with great aroma. Huge chocolate and coffee flavors. The malts and spices added where awesome. I loved drinking this beer. One of the better porters out there.
DialSquare (3787) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the brewpub in mukilteo. black pour. tan head and a fair bit of lacing. burnt chocolate malt aroma. taste follows suit. finish is a little on thin side - coffee bitterness. K-7
anders37 (20883) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours an almost black color with a tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aorma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with some hints of coffee. Has a rosated malty chocolate finish.
Skyview (5411) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the brewpub in Mukilteo, Washington. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a creamy off-white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and thin off-white ring. Aroma of roasted dark malts, some chocolate, ice tea, and a touch of coffee. Taste is medium bodied, very light carbonated with a more toasted dark malt, some floral hops, chocolate and some earthy herbs. Finish has a mild bitterness with a semi-dry toasted dark malt aftertaste.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gorwler courtesy of Ibrew2or3. The aroma is a nice blend of coffee, chocolate, tobacco tea and ample roast notes. A little different smelling, but intriguing. The body is dark brown to black and holds a diminishing mocha head. The fore is fairly roast bitter with coffee and chocolate notes and again some tobacco. There is a mineral water like note toward the finish that is off putting. Also has some mild ash and smokiness in the finish. Despite a few off flavor points I find myself rather enjoying it.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ brewery - jet black with cream head; smooth and roasty; light bodied with a dry finish; chocolate and roasty profiles are on the mild side; t drinks like a nice, creamy porter just not much there flavor wise
chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate, raisin, dark roasted malt aroma. Sweet + fruity taste, mild malty back with some floral hops.
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours clear dark brown with a lacy tan head. Sweet chocolate, roasty malt and coffee aroma. Creamy medium body and light carbonation. Sweet, nutty chocolate taste. Bittersweet finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from brewpub. Pours deep deep dark amber with nice mocha head and sheet lacing. The aroma has an initial burst of burnt malts. Quickly a mild malt sweetness coupled with chocolate malts intervenes for a moment before an earthy note mixes with the burnt malts to create a cigar ash sensation. Interesting. The taste begins like the aroma with solid burnt malts, charred malts and mild chocolate malts. About midway I get a mild vague fruitiness mixed with a mineral sense that seems a bit out of place. It ends with a load of burnt malts that run deep into the after taste.