davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured opaque dark brown with a moderate head. Malty aroma with a tangy taste and a chocolate finish.
ILoveNewBeer (113) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was rich in dark porter goodness.
This beer is certainly not for those who don’t like dark beer.
Thick black pour almost like an oil coming from a glass. Tan head fills the glass with a chocolate, roast coffee scent. Amazing to the nose.
Try this beer.
njbfr (113) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a thick brown/tan head. Aroma is pure hops. Creamy malt flavor backed up by the bitterness of the hops and the roasted malt. Pleasant dry finish. Very complex and unique. Not bad!
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favourite porters now, so rich, lots of flavours, chocolate, roasted malts and some coffee to name but a few. Creamy on the palate with alcohol very well masked. Nice!
webbcreative (111) - , Oklahoma, USA - DEC 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 poured motor oil black...nice 2 finger head that dissipated pretty quick. Smells wonderful of the roasted malts.
Can taste the hops - not bitter at all. Taste of dark malt and really picking up a chocolate, coffee flavor. finish a bit stout due to the alcohol bite, but is by no means overwhelming. Wonderfully flavorful beer and one that i will definitely have to get again.
rodneykm (111) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2007 Really solid imperial. Nice smooth aroma. What I’ve found is that it gets better when it gets warm. Go figure. The bottle design is a big perk.
loseratheart (110) - USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrusy, flowery hops, alcohol, coffee, ripe fruit, and caramel in the aroma. Pretty close to black with a thin tan head. Rich chocolate and coffee flavors balanced with pronounced resiny hops, solid hop bitterness, moderate roast character. Full-bodied and creamy with fine carbonation.
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I took one for the team since i enjoy hunter s. thompson’s work, but oh goodness... not only is it thick as corn syrup, but it was very heavy of thick tan head. thank goodness i only need 2 ounces to rate a beer... hahaha.. thanks to irishboy for this beer!
RobertGBG (109) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell of violet, coffee, burnt caramell, Black, Tast of coffee, choccolate bitterness, Creamy, but slightly too much spirit
BabyJoe692 (109) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Roasty malt aroma. A very roasty taste, with hints of coffee and chocolate. Very Nice.