BlackForestCO (975) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured a deep brown/black color with a thin, dense tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and a light earthy hoppiness with a touch of citrus. Smooth, sweet entry with a touch of citrus tartness and some chocolate malt leads into a light earthy hoppiness that transitions into a moderate roasty coffee flavor that lingers into the finish. Low carbonation, but a nice sharpness and hoppiness contribute to an overall balanced palate. Overall, it was an interesting mix of typical porter flavors and more fruity hops. It was almost like a toned down version of Three Floyds Alpha Klaus, although not nearly as hop forward.
arminjewell (5590) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour on tap at the brewpub, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought dark fruit, roast, coffee, lots of acidic malts go into some caramel, toffee, slight earthy tones with a hint of dark chocolate. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roast, lots of acidic malts with coffee, hints of dark fruit, caramel, slight earth and spice, finishing bitter.
wesyates (53) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow! Coffee and dark, bittersweet chocolate. Nice! Moderately dry and clean. Great color. Huzzah
Gription79 (2134) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewery. Opaque, big roast notes, chocolate, coffee, more like a stout. Thin bodors, dry finish.
kevinator (675) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
OK. Flavors were good but it lost on style points. Roasted aroma, which was nice. The color was a dark brown with some light making it through with a small white head. The palate was watery, which is how I find the majority of their beers. They just need to be amped up a bit. Flavors were pretty solid with more roasted grain flavors followed by a grain essence. Mild hop bitterness. Just average.
brucebruce81 (253) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was one of the best beers from equinox it plays well with much of the porter styles out there
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft 6/6/10). Black color. Medium tan head. Moderate roasted malt aroma and flavor. Long duration. Smooth finish. Thin/slick texture. Soft carbonation. Good lacing.
Nikiel (864) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Equinox with Andrew, Carla and Natasha. Pours a deep black with tan foam. Smells roasty. Tastes very roasty and surprisingly bitter with less body than I’d like.
NielsenRatings (8119) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2012 Tasted on tap at the brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado. Deep black appearance with light head. Quite toasted malts in aroma and flavor. Pretty acidic, bitter porter.