jjgmd (1359) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at dinner with Zach and Brandon with homemade Indian food. Pours a dark black color with a nice java head. Nose is sublime chocolate and deliciously so with sweet malt as well. Taste is rich chocolate, light with sweet malt, drinks quite easily. Finish is sweet chocolate, dessert on a bottle. Nice light porter. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1316) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a brown head and sweet chocolate, roasted malt aroma. Taste is sweet, nice chocolate notes throughout with burnt roasted malt, and light bittering coffee and hops into the finish. Delicious porter
jandd1983 (2440) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at DLD 2014. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of dry roast, light bitter chocolate and some coffee. The taste was of pleasant chocolate with bitter coffee, roast and pine with a little bitterness. Good stuff..
cameroncdavid (8) - - APR 9, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice coffee aroma. It has the right caramel taste, but the aftertaste goes too sour to enjoy before the next gulp.
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krumbum (500) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark black with a tan head. Roasted creamy smooth coffee. Rich dark good bitter last after the liquid is gone.
Atom (1279) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours a dark brown/black with a large dark tan head. Well balanced aroma of slick molasses, chocolate malts a slight coffee roast and a touch of hop spice. Taste is sweet Chocolate into bitter chocolate and some roasted malts, finishing more sweet with some coffee and light hop. Nice, drinkable.
peteinSD (1334) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black pour with a froth of dark tan foam. Aroma is dry roast, light bitter chocolate, and some coffee. Maybe some hop bitterness as well. Taste is pleasant chocolate with bitter coffee, roast, and pine. Clean mouthfeel. Nice porter.
BucannonXC5 (796) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 22-oz. glass
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: Whole Foods in Hillcrest (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Feb. 12, 2014
Consumed: Feb. 16, 2014
Poured a practically pitch black color with two fingers of frothy tan head. Above average of light semi-layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention all the way down.
Smelled cocoa, dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, black coffee, fudge, cocoa nibs and light smoky fire notes.
Tasted similar to the nose, although not quite as good. Got dark chocolate, dark chocolate cocoa mix, chocolate syrup, smoky notes, caramel, toffee and black coffee.
Full-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming, bitter finish.
This was a pretty good porter, although something was slightly off. The smell was by far the best part.
ikigai (33) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark with tan head. Roasted malt smell and taste. Not very bitter and not a lot of hops. Nice that it's only 6.3% abv.
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Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours like something called "Robusto" should ... deep, dark and brooding. It drinks with a nice roasty basis. There’s a bit of a semi-sweet chocolate in the finish, and even a subtle hint of herbal spice, just like they say. Yummy. (#5420, 1/28/2014)