Aquilo (598) - 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.
popway (143) - California, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fine offering from Drakes Bought at the brewery
Bottled 3/23. It is about a month old ...poured in a snifter
Tan head over black body greets me
Aroma is coffee, mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy akin to a Three Musketeers
bar. Balanced roasted malts meet coffee linger on the palate.
A good experience. Nothing lacking or compromised.
ffbot (261) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a deep still black, tiny little head with tiny little lacing. Smell is nutty, chocolate, black coffee. Taste follows. Bitter coffee and sweet dark chocolate battle it out with chocolate eventually winning and leaving a sweetened palate
Bosskie (688) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black, beautiful brownish head, bubbly.
Smell is tiramisu - sweet coffee with cinnamon, caramel, biscuit, subtle and warm bitterness. Liquorice and chocolate.
Taste is watery bitter, with subtle ash and nice fizz. Chocolate sticky oiliness with a bitter chewy finish. Leaves a fresh herby feel on the tongue. Beautiful balance - delicious!
DSG (10528) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2/1/16] Draught at Hop Grenade in Concord. Black with tan foam. Aroma of roast, coffee, chocolate. Bittersweet flavor, with roast, coffee, dark chocolate.
mR_fr0g (7795) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap the the barrel house. Pitch black coloured pour with a lasting sticky mid tan head. Aroma is robust rich black roasted barley, charcoal. Dark choc. Flavour is composed of milky coffee, dark roast, slight ashy, rich. Palate is medium sweet frothy airy carbonation, slightly creamy. Good.
Barreras (1471) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 16, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a black color with a robust dark malt aroma. Taste is roasted malt and dark roast coffee. A bitter malty aftertaste, with a lingering bittersweetness. An interesting semi sweet chocolate chip flavor in the end.
jcartamdg (2804) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a jet, motor oil, black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of bitter roast, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste follows, medium body, solid porter.
BrewHaMeister (396) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured dark chocolate brown with a tan head and oily lacing. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and lactose. Flavor is medium cocoa bitter with a slightly sweet finish. Delicious.
k0mpsa (2237) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at mikkeller bar, san francisco. Black color, smooth tanned head. Aroma has lots of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Balanced roasty taste, chocolate, coffee, some hops at the end. Very nice porter.
maltman53 (457) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big stout masquerading as a porter with gobs of bittersweet chocolate and mocha coffee. Overall, a bruiser of a porter that could use a little more tight structure.