sisuspeed (62) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours essentially black with a thin off-white head. The head sustains nicely and leaves some elegant lacing on the glass. The nose is filled with lots of roasty malts and dark chocolate. The flavor is just as good and reveals notes of caramel, chocolate and roasted malt. Carbonation is right on and the body has some nice weight to it. One of the best off the shelf porters you can pick up. Highly recommended.
GuamVice (72) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Serving type: bottle. Pours black and thick (opaque). One finger brown head with moderate lacing. Smells heavily of chocolate and dark roast coffee. Taste is sticky sweet with a nice compliment of a little hop bitterness. This is borderline imperial porter/stout. One of the best porters I have had.
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jmohno (1534) - Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark brown pretty much opaque.Light brown head disapating quick.
Very nice malt aroma with chocolate some buttery sweetness (carmel undertone maybe)
nice smooth carmel chocolate malt some roast,light coffee The hops pair well with an earthy,herbal character which is smooth and refined
Nice herbal light pine bitter with a roast and chocolate and coffe/dark malt finish.
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour was a pitch black with a slight ruby hue and an average sized (1-2 finger) medium brown creamy head that totally lasted throughout and produced excellent streaks of lacing.
The aroma was of a roasted chocolate malts and a mildly sweet leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, a bit of caramel and a touch of dark fruit.
The taste was lightly sweet with a hint of chocolate and some dark fruit in the beginning and finished a nice bitter sweet with a healthy dose of coffee and a mild caramel sweetness at the end. The flavor lasted an average amount of time proceeding the swallow, with a mild bitter sweet coffee taste that was left to linger.
Mouthfeel was just about full in body and absolutely creamy in texture with a soft carbonation.
Overall an outstanding Porter. Not to surprising though, seems everything this brewer puts out is just incredible.
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2012 12 oz bottle pours black with a nice tan head. I love the coffee and chocolate aroma and taste.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Heavy cocolate and coffee taste. Dry finish, well balanced. Delish.
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A big and loud "shhhh" when opening the bottle. No gusher but and explosive vast but with holes/gates (like cheese holes) brown head. The glass is entirely filled with this brown foam. Just one small pour and the head explosively grows again! This foam/head changes really slow, leaves a complete black beer (again with each pour a huge head). Exciting!
Smell coffee, roasted coffee, roasted malts, some dark chocolate, roasted barley, some smoke and tar. Good deep dark roasty smell. Yummi!
Taste is really good roasty, deep, intense. Lovely roasted coffee, good bitter, roasted malts, roasted barleys, roasted herbs, dark chocolate, chocolate bitter, hop bitter, tar, burned wood/coal, hint of (bitter) liquorice. Very tasty, very balanced!
Nice roasted, bitter and herby aftertaste.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, full body and a airy/creamy texture.
Absolutely worth itís score this beer gets on ratebeer. Complexity of many of the regular imperial stouts. Supremely balanced and Delicious with a capital D!
Holy (837) - GERMANY - FEB 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap, shared with quiznoaz. Donít get me wrong on this one. I like porters. Sometimes, but this was more of a smoked stout. Maybe. I really canít make up my mind. But you donít really care, do you?
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared with Holy. Looks like a porter. Has a smoky flavor and bitter finish. More body than typical porters Iíve had. Not bad.
Porterguy41 (19) - - FEB 4, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Love this stuff, has a nice thick head, smooth rich flavor. An all around good beer.