jkwalking05 (3395) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Black in color with a decent sized tan head. Aroma is of vanilla, roasted malts, brown sugar and molasses. Taste us sweet with chocolate, heavy vanilla, roasted malts and sugar.
scotchzombie (266) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep, rich and clear brown with a brown-orange coffee head that sprints to the slimmest of rims. Barest touch of finely bubbled lacing. Aroma is a very concentrated, almost angular choco-coffee and darkfruit. Taste brings out more chocolate, a touch of touch of coffee, molasses, roasted malt and candied sweetness. Balanced by a warming and welcoming undercurrent of booze. Slightly thin upfront, it finishes with richness and depth. Don't drink it cold - warming really open this beer up. A towering porter despite its name. Who needs wine?
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CacheManyHose (85) - HONG KONG - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark and inky with minimal head. Smells like soy sauce! Big and smoky with floral aromas. Tastes initially of very burnt sharp roasted malts, then turns into malty biscuity bitterness. Has the rich grainy body to balance the salty raisin sourness. Body is sticky sweet but not thick with good carbonation.
jsquire (3313) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark beer with a short lived tan head that shrank to a lasting, sticky ring. Big malty nose with plenty of alcohol. You can taste every bit of the claimed abv in this one. Lots of juicy, over ripe fruit, raisin, rum soaked fruit cake, and more alcohol. Thick, sweet finish. A bit much, actually.
Azand222 (170) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, pours a dark brown with a light tan fizzy head. The aroma is very alcoholic and malty. The taste is dark and alcoholic. Overall very strong.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Inky black pour with a khaki head that quickly recedes. Aroma is strong and dark with syrupy roastiness and a heavy dark bittersweet cocoa. Flavor is big and bold with dark bittersweet cocoa, black licorice, plum, and lots of roast malt with a sweet caramel finish.
burg326 (3090) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark brown color with aromas of coffee, light chocolate and a touch of hops. Flavors ear the same, not as thick as I would want my porters, but decent none the less.
mattwilliams81 (33) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with minimal dark brown head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is similar, sweet but not cloying, with some alcohol heat. Very, very good.
BOSSbrewer (1252) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque brown. Lots of chocolate coffee and some alcohol on the nose. Taste is chocolate toffee and sweet malts. Alcohol warms on the finish which is dry slightly metallic and slightly tart. Exceptional beer.
mnemonic21 (20) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another solid offering from Evil Twin - burnt coffee and caramel comes through on the nose immediately and follows with some toffee, too. The mouthfeel is quite acerbic for a porter - not hoppy but the espresso bestows the bitterness. Thinner finish though, especially considering the heat it has, and it drops off a bit but still very good.