williamherbert (1278) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The appearance is dark dark brown, nearly black. Big, pimply, rocky head. Tan rings of lace. Looks sloshy and not stagnant.
Dark, roasted mocha/coffee aromas. Raisin and dark grape. Unusual sweet candy flavor; really different and delicious.
The taste is smooth mocha and bittersweet cocoa. The sweetness manifests itself as a cherry, grape and dark raisin. Some sour cherry/grape too. Goes from bitter to sweet-n-sour.
The feel is chewy and creamy. Pretty smooth actually, for a porter. It’s a smooth ans sweetish porter. I like it a lot. Raisin + mocha + breakfast blend coffee.
60minuteman (716) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A smoky porter right here! Tastes like toasted marshmallows by a fire pit with a dark coffee in hand. Strong smell of coffee beans, malt, smoke, bbq, bubble gum, little bit of chocolate. Medium body disappears quickly. Pretty dry. Is that what the wine comparison is for?
mcberko (6259) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours an amber-tinged black with a medium tan head. Aroma reveals cocoa powder upfront, a milky quality, and maybe a hint of roast. Flavour follows accordingly, with a milky palate - dry cocoa powder dominates the flavour. Smooth and creamy on the palate. Nice porter.
Zaakistan (11) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample glass. Nice foamy head and very opaque. Nicely balanced porter. Little by way I aroma sadly.
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Gerbeer (1721) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a very dark brown with light foamy head. Aromas of nuts and dried roasted malts. Flavours of dried coffee, oily dark fruit, grass, and roasted malts. Nice enough but nothing special.
stantheman (634) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. A black beer with a bit of tan head. Fruity and malty on the nose. A passable rather thin porter. It seems the intent was to create a lighter porter, but this comes off as weak. 3.3.
jcnielsen (2040) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Elysian Fields. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Roasty, nutty, malty aromas. Malty, toasty, roasty flavors.
SirADNielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the brewery during 7/5/2014 Seattle beer tour. Pours a dark brown appearance with a light brown head. Roasted malty, dark chocolate, cocoa aroma. Light to medium bodied. S’mores flavor. Light smoke. A bit on the sweet side. Fine.
ads135 (2890) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolate, some nuttiness, and a nice roasted character. Weak body. Tried this at the DC beerfest with Jess, Mark, and Matt in 2014.
thirdeye11 (5536) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at brewpub) clear plum/brown, fine tan bubbles. Nose of nuts and their shells, mint, raisins and light English hops. Taste is nutty, cream lightly roasted, with a touch of butter. Very lightly bitter, more herbal than anything else, light nutty finish.
solidfunk (3817) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little watery on the palate. Some roast and a little chocolate without being huge on anything. Finishes with light bitterness. Soft overall feel. Nothing memorable. Tap at DC Beer festival.