jw0406 (1106) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a nice white head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, light hops. Full bodied, very nice.
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rollinsr (562) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JAN 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is nutty with Java and dark fruits. Flavor is very smoky with plenty of creamy Java action. Get it on.
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ChainGangGuy (4770) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with a half-inch, dark beige foam cap.
Smell: Heavy on the roast, cocoa and chewy caramel backed with a soft, subtle fruitiness.
Taste: Bitterish flavor of cocoa powder and roasted malt with a vein of dark caramel sweetness. Slightly nutty. A touch of hop bitterness. Earthy, espresso-y taste. PP finishes out fairly bitterish and roasty.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Decent, drinkable.
TylerGreenDC (768) - - JAN 20, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2016 Draft. Big chocolate aroma, big chocolate flavors with a hint of an espresso chaser, maybe a bit of vanilla too. Nothing subtle about this!
brownaler (527) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is roasted chocolate and vanilla with slightly bitter malts in the body. Slightly vanilla aftertaste as well.
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown body with a one finger frothy light brown head that faded to a wispy film. The nose is pretty nice, lots of chocolate malt with lighter roast and dark fruit. The flavor is a bit heavy on the burnt and roasted malt for my tastes in the style. The heavy chocolate note that was in the nose is not there in the flavor. This really tastes more stout-like than it does a porter. Medium bodied with just a slight cling on the finish and soft fizzy carbonation. Meh, I thought I’d like this one a little more than I did.
ldcuervo (7) - USA - SEP 6, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Classic porter style. Heavy roasted and mildly bitter. Chocolate notes. Not hoppy. Darker than most. Pours with small head. Creamy and smooth. Very drinkable for one or more in a night. Draft and bottle.
chinchill (4203) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
undated 650 ml bomber bottle (nice label) served in a snifter (from notes).
A: The beer is clear, but a very dark reddish-brown. It poured with a small tan head that reduced to little more than a ring but left spotty lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate level of dark malts with hints of coffee, chocolate and molasses in the nose. Very slight metallic/astringent component initially, but this disappeared after warming/airing.
T: Dominated by dark roasted malts, the rich flavor has some light spice and bitterness from the hops. Some mild coffee appears in the slightly earthy finish and long-lasting aftertaste.
M: Medium-body leaning towards full; Moderate level of carbonation; Near creamy smooth; Slight dryness in finish.
O: A flavorful, roasty porter which, after warming at least, has none of the flaws found too often in porters (e.g., too smokey; burnt notes). More complex and satisfying than most porters, this is an excellent example of an Amer./English porter.
HourGlass13 (594) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown nearly black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roast coffee. Taste is also coffee with mild hints of dark chocolate, slight bitterness. Smooth with a full body and creamy mouth feel.
Leafs93 (2081) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a khaki head. Aroma is earthy, dark chocolate, roast and hints of vanilla. Taste is bittersweet. Medium bodied, slick texture and an overall excellent porter.