craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz pour at the Bowie location on 7/22/11. black pour with a small tan head. roast, chocolate, coffee nose. medium body with light dark fruit notes, with more chocolate and coffee. sweet fruit finish - would like more roast on the back end.
SHIG (4500) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught: Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma was light chocolate. Taste was smooth with chocolate and a weak coffee hint to mix it up. Very drinkable with the low alcohol.
DiarmaidBHK (4155) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Faint hints of coffee on the nose. Pours nearly black with a thin brownish white head that disappears quickly. Getting some chocolate on the tongue but it feels thin. Not making much of an impact for me.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Duclaw, Bowie on 14 July 2006. Very dark brown - almost black - and nearly opaque. Lots of creamy coffee in the aroma. More of the same on the palate. Some powdery cocoa and burnt malt too. Smooth and mellow. A very decent and enjoyable porter.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Bel Aire Pub: Aroma of coffee, light roasted malt, chocolate, and slight cream. Poured extremely dark brown/ruby in color with a medium-sized, cream, dense, light brown head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, some grain, and slight cream. Light to medium body. Very thin texture. Average carbonation. Chocolate, roasted malt, light coffee, and slight cream finish is a tad dry.
BeerandBlues2 (12045) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear dark brown with an average, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, chocolate, coffee, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (herbal, woody), and average esters (fruity) with notes of prune, charcoal, and leather. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, chocolate, coffee, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (herbal, woody), and average esters (fruity) with notes of prune, dates, and leather. Medium body, low warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a dry finish.
brewersspot (97) - , California, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this beer a while back and from what I can remember I enjoyed it. I’ve had this at the pub/brewery so it was fresh.
Nothing special about it is popping into my head at the moment.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown with amber notes and a smaller tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee. Flavor of vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. A nice roasty porter.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Two 4oz samples (one nitro, one not) from a flight. Pour is deep cola with lovely beige head (both pours), but there is fantastic lacing on the nitro. Nose is a mix between milk and dark chocolate, roasted malts, toffee, coffee, and raisins. Taste is very close to the nose and rides an almost Yoo-hoo finish. This one is very tasty and I could easily over indulge in its goodness. This is one of the better porters I’ve had because of the artistic level of balance.
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown/black color, tan head. Strong coffee, more like a stout... Not smooth. Medium body, finish lingers, but is nice. Solid beer, but style is a question.