kramer (5763) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small tight bubbled brown head. The nose is rich and chocolaty with a slight molasses like sweetness. Some roast, burnt caramel, and a bit of hops. The flavor is a balance between the molasses like sweetness and the bitter roastiness. Some light hoppiness on the finish. Lingering licorice and molassas finish. Medium bodied with fizzy prickly carbonation. Decent Porter.
Thechasm442 (663) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2016
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle pour. WAY over carbonated. I had to dump an ounce and than did a 20 second pour which yielded 50% head. The beer was a dark brien with a khaki head that was ridiculous of course. Aroma is smoked malts, coffee, and cocoa. A little oak too. Taste is dark malts, coffee, and some bitter chocolate flavors. Mostly I taste fizz as the carbonation is way too high. Meh, I’d like to try a better bottle.
ByTheirLimpin (264) - New York, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Slight coffee head. Palate teases to chocolate, slips back to a light coffee char note. Probably a little too cold. Decent sluggable porter, but nothing to write home about.
Dorkenstein (371) - - APR 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tootsie roll aroma, some roast in there too. Taste is espresso, tootsie rolls, light caramel. It has a nice dry finish with some sharp grassy hops.
csaso (2016) - Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - small foamy head, almost black color, moderate roasty malt aroma and flavor, some definite chocolate notes come through in the flavor, fair hop balance, pretty good overall
craven5000 (120) - Westville, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Minimal dark tan head. Dark as black coffee body. Smells of chocolate. Tastes of some coffee and hints of chocolate. Smooth with a harsh finish that lessens as it warms.
mzaar (2658) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaska. Gigantiskt skum som tar evigheter att lägga sig tillräckligt för att det ska bli en drickbar öl. Dofter och smaker av choklad, karamell, rostad malt, brunt socker och torkad frukt. För söt för min del.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a perfect pint. Bottle.
5.0 A: Medium brown color. Two and a half fingers of pillowy tan head. Retention is very, very good and glass covering lacing is left. Been a while since I’ve seen an appearance this good.
3.75 S: Cocoa powder is the most plentiful of smells. Dry toastiness with moderate roast. Caramel in layers with hints of molasses.
3.5 T: Taste is good too, but not as good as the nose. Toasty with cocoa powder, caramel. Basically like the nose, but less pronounced.
3.0 M: Lighter body. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking creaminess but otherwise fine.
3.5 D: Decent beer. Worth a try.
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trapped (2082) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to NeoHippie2. Pours inky black with large spongy beige head, mocha aroma, medium carbonation, thin body, lightly bitter coffee beans taste, slight chocolaty sweetness, medium bitter mocha finish. A bit watery but tasty.
ContemplateBeer (1946) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle split three way; from Liquor Barn (Middletown Commons). Aroma: Coffee with cream; rich chocolate presence. Pleasant and lighter than I remember. Appearance: Black pour with a sticky tan head that sticks around. Flavor: Coffee and cream up front with more chocolate towards the lingering finish, which dries out pretty well. Palate: Light body, slick texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: I could get into this; a lighter, but flavorful take on the style.