dmac (4677) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft during Saturday lunch during Campground Brewdown. Poured a medium to thinner black body with a smaller foamy light beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, hint of cream, roasty overall. Medium body with stronger tight small bubble carbonation and a lingering burnt aftertaste. Flavor is super roasty, notes of burnt toast, coffee grounds and bitter dark chocolate. really nice.
Travlr (15853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Clear brown color, tan head. Aroma of toasted brownies. Taste has cocoa and coffee. Nice.
EithCubes (5238) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at EC, 5.8% abv, dark brown/black, tan lacing head. Sweet and heavily jammy-fruity nose – tons and tons of berry – with little roast. Smooth feel, medium body, super sultry, good thick malt for a porter/stout with gentle but coating roast that seeps over the tongue like the most satisfying coffee you’ve ever had. Off-dry, some chocolate, also some interesting smoky notes in the deep finish. I could drink gallons of this stuff, just awesome!
Darkmagus82 (1998) - - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA reviewed on 1-29-12 -
Had on tap in pint glass at brew pub.
Appearance – A dark colored brew. Not pitch black, but just a few shades below it. It has a billowy off white head which slowly fades after time.
Smell – Roasted woody malt, cocoa and a bit of nut are present. Some hop and a bit of carmel work their way in toward the end of the aroma.
Taste – Coffee with a slight amount of nuttiness. A sweetened chocolate and a bit of caramel work their way in with a bit of bready maltiness toward the end.
Mouthfeel –The creaminess in the mouthfeel is a bit more then expected from the appearance. I was expecting something a bit thinner; a nice surprise. The carbonation however was a bit low which took away from the mouthfeel a bit.
Overall – A nice porter and with a bit more carbonation and possibly a bit more bitterness in flavor it would have been quite fantastic.
argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Small tan head with crystal clear dark red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some roast, light bittersweet chocolate, floral/earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some milk chocolate, light earthy, nut. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
jar72404 (426) - USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub. Black with thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate; flavor is roasty chocolate and nuts. Nice porter.
DiarmaidBHK (3724) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m not feeling this one. Has some faint maltiness on the nose and it pours very dark brown with a light brown head. Not a big flavor profile on the tongue. Finishes clean.
LilBeerDoctor (3525) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted, burnt malts and bitter chocolate. Flavor of roasted, smoked malt with some burnt notes and roasted chocolate. Quite a tasty porter!
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 10/10/2008
Fruit aroma. Small white head. Black strong in alcohol and a little rich on the palate. Hoppy with a crisp roast finish.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours brownish black with orange extremities, lovely tan head. The aroma is burnt toast, some bitter chocolate, a strange smoky charred note, and some earth. The flavor is burnt toast with a sweet malty background. Nutty notes come out here and there. Finish is smooth and semi-sweet. Par.