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.
brucebruce81 (233) - 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
Nikiel (790) - 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.
BlackForestCO (958) - 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.
adnielsen (6187) - 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.