TOSG55 (199) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours a dark black, with a thick brown head. Aroma of malt and coffee. The flavor contains the above elements, and also notes of chocolate. Nicely balanced by hops, although a bit less hoppy than most other porters. A bit stout-like, even. Excellent, creamy mouthfeel. One of the best porters that I’ve ever had.
WLG423 (199) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours out dark with a quickly disbursing head. Rich aroma of whole grains, toast and coffee. Full flavors of toast, coffee with a nice bitter finish with notes of resin and citrus.
yrstruly (197) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a dissipating tan head. The aroma is of toast, dried fruit, leather and some alcohol. The taste is very well balanced - up front, toasty and complex malt, medium body that accentuates the richness of the malt, slight bitter hop and chocolate finish to kill the sweetness. This is great.
WeissGary (197) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Sheffield Tap. Very enjoyable. Quite a striking coffee aroma. Thick chocolaty taste, really loaded, quite a dry burnt crispy coffee finish.
jahshuwuh (196) - USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty dark pour with little bit of khaki colored head. Smells of roasted coffee dominates, chocolate, cocoa. The coffee comes through a lot on the taste as well as some smoke and burn. Roastiness, little bit of sweet in the form of chocolate/cocoa. Some bitter on the tongue afterwards but not overly. Medium bodied, slick. Strong porter overall, need to try with a cigar.
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luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is about as good as it gets. Rich, Dark, malty with a chewiness that really is in the mix with some of the best robust porters on the market. The chocolatiness slightly overpowers the grainy burntess, and the aggressive bitterness is on the back end. Just a top notch beer.
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this at Bar Louie in Novi with BeerBaron617 the other night. It was from a pretty fresh keg, so it was especially tasty. I am slowly growing in to porters and stouts, and this one proves to make the grade for me at this time.
A great black pour with a medium tan head that leaves quickly. It’s got a great aroma of chocolate and coffee, typical of porters, and the nose translated to the taste. Very great body/mouth feel, not too thick, not too thin, just right. It’s got a great flavor.
samsmith33 (195) - - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
light chocolate coffee aroma . dark black poor. Foamy tan head. Medium sized chunks of light colored sediment. Some lacing. and nice sharp sweetness. YEast chocolate coffee tea. lightweight with natural carbonation. a really nice beer . a bit light and weak but very drinkable without being wimpy .
Die_Kapusta (190) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown pour with a brownish head. Smells of tar, dark wood and chocolate. Rosted flavours, tar, chocolate, wood and coffee. Very good!
BenDover (190) - Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a viscous black, not much foam. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, maybe a hint of licorice. Creamy mouthfeel. Taste is a nice roasty coffee flavor, lots of dark chocolate. Fantastic.