after4ever (5731) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2007 Thick opaque black with a thin tan head and sheets of lace. Nose and palate are hard to place; definitely some black and roasted barley in there. Creamy, thick, and soft. Whisper of cedary hop at the finish. Not a thrill, not a snooze.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Diamond Knot. Black with a tan head on top. Aroma is mostly chocolate with some hints of coffee. Flavor resembles the aroma but more of a chocolate taste than coffee coming through. It seems kinda watered down though. Not as full of flavor as it should.
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the brewery. Black. Somewhat thin. Chocolatey flavour. One dimensional. Not very rich at all, typical finish. Lowest thing I tried in-house here.
BillKismet (3165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark, of course, w. a ring of carbonation. Dank sock, malty flavor. Mediocre.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Very dark inky brown with golden sides; nearly no head. Sweet-inky, black autumn leaves, nuts, inviting nose. Very cigarette ash-y, dry black bread and roasted flavours. Dry, not full bodied but true to style. OK porter, I dig it.
omhper (18348) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Black. Coffee aroma. Fairly sweet. Thereís plenty of grapefruity hops to go with the malt derived coffee and licorice flavours. Balanced bitterness. A really good porter!
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black beer with some ruby highlights. Fairl toasty, chocolatey aroma. Flavour is quite chocolatey, nice sweet toast and warm caramel undertones. Some roasty bitterness and light astringency. Easy-drinking, fairly simple brew.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a creamy notro head, aroma deferred a bit by the nitro. Full roasted malt and caramel flavour with a ting of hops.
IndianaRed (2041) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Nitro Tap at the brewpub.
Dark brown but clear and dense cramy light tan head, thanks to the nitrogen. Wisps of sheeting lacing as I swirled the glass a bit. Moderate dark roasted flavors and a rich smooth feel. A nice offering.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Nitro Draft: Diamond Knot Brewery & Alehouse in Mukilteo, WA) Also on nitro, it pours a very dark brown color, with ruddy, mahogany highlights at the edges. The tan head is tall, creamy, thick and dense. Looks fantastic! And as usual, the nitro makes for a very creamy and smooth mouthfeel, but takes away the spunk from the flavor. Itís moderately roasty, lightly bitter, but somewhat sweet and wow, the finish is very chocolaty and delicious. Seems the nitro is emphasizing the chocolate finish, so nitro seems to fit this beer. The nose is lightly roasty and slightly more chocolaty, but overall, is only mildly aromatic. The head never really subsides, so retention is fantastic, and as expected, dense, thick foam coats the glass. Would like to try this on standard draft, but itís pretty solid on nitro.