illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2007 Draft at Arundel Mills location. Pours deep brown with an nice beige head. Aroma dark roasted malts and dry coffee grounds. Medium mouthfeel. Not too thin, not too thick, just right. Nicely balanced flavor of chocolate, burnt malts, and coffee. Just enough bitter hops on the finish to balance out the sweetness. Very nice robust porter. So good, I wish I would have had more time to grab another before my flight.
stevoj (2543) - 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 (3381) - 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 (2438) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, 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 (2512) - 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 (2223) - 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 (418) - 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 (1142) - 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 (2843) - 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 (1669) - 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 (2589) - 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.