stevoj (2870) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
More roast grain essence in this vice the SBJ. Semi sweet chocolate and coffee, creamy mouth feel, mild bitter finish.
reggiedunlop (3449) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma has dark chocolate and roasty/charred malts. Flavor is more dark chocolatey but not sweet. Mouthfeel is light with a nice dark chocolatey/roasty finish.
Bulk_Carrier (2711) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Dana for the bottle.
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing roaming all around the glass.
The smell had a roasty robust black coffee with a sharp bitter hoppiness (slight earthy pine).
The taste was mainly sharp roasty robust toasty and dark coffee, light chocolate does enter in a bit at the end.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there but nothing overbearing. It carried a nice sharp bitter roasty coffee rolling over my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good porter that I would have again.
MadIndian (2606) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at Moons. Nice notes of burnt malt, roast and chocolate, but rich chocolate. Body was thin, but it was interesting. I enjoyed it.
MadRobin (2392) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 5 oz. sample at DuClaw in Bowie, MD.
Opaque, near black with a creamy yellow-tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and walnut.
Taste of chocolate, roasted coffee, roasted malt, earthy hops, mint, a touch of smokiness and mild nuttiness.
Medium body and low/medium carbonization.
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robgibbens (422) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler at Du Claw at Arundel Mills. Black color, nice lacing. Roasted caramel and malt aroma. Soft mouthfeel, creamy finish.
devman171 (1220) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, pours a low head black, translucent. Aroma is light roast and coffee with chocolate, taste is similar, could use more body but nice
snoworsummer (3237) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Arundel Mills. Pours very dark brown with a thin foamy off white head and decent lacing. Tastes bitter and roasted, like old coffee, earth, malt. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells earthy, musky, woody, and roasted.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Prohibition. Pours black with light tan head and mild lace. Nose of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel. Medium body, very sweet. Chocolate, roasted malt.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
February 2013. Sampled at the brewpub at Arundel Mills. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee aromas. Medium body and a nice bitter finish.