Aquilo (518) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Drake’s Barrelhouse. The pour is lovely; black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is rich roasted malt and chocolate. Dry bitter flavor with a smooth velvety finish. A very good porter all around.
peteinSD (1244) - 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 (731) - 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 (5461) - 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)
jrob21 (2288) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from bevmo. Creamy texture and pith chocolate flavor. A bit of a bittersweet touch to the drink and finish. Roasty coffee aroma and bittersweet flavors as well. Big bold porter.
Iphonephan (2606) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home on Christmas eve. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma and Flavors of chocolate and chicory. Medium bodied, and moderate carbonation. Bitter roasty finish.
monk191 (695) - California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice porter. Pours a deep black with a thick tan head. Smells great, like toasted vanilla. Taste has less vanilla in it. Starts with bitter coffee, but then some sweetness comes in. Bit of coffee comes back in in the finish. Had on tap at Hopmonk.
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VastActiv (2017) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Heinolds First and Last Chance, San Francisco. Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.
StefanSD (1990) - Lakeside, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65o ml bottle. Pours an opaque black color with a small khaki colored head that slowly rededes to a fine film. The aroma is medium in strength with blackened barley, chocolates and mocha. The taste is more blackened barley, dark bitter chocolates, burnt toast and walnuts. The palate was just a bit thinner than I would have preferred and the carbonation was soft. Finished medium in duration and dry. Overall: Delicious porter, loved it.
Sammy (8027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Top notch porter, thanks to Craftshack. Black and thick appearance. Very good drinkability, a bold bitterness, not overdone.Great drinkability.