BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pour is thick, sinister black. Aroma of milk chocolate, malty sweetness and oats. Flavor is an outstanding balance of coffee, chocolate, grains, a hint of fresh hops and more oats and grainy goodness. Wow, this beer is balanced, but the milkshake mouthfeel really seals the deal! This rivals any Imperial/Strong Porter/Stout/Barleywine I’ve ever had in terms of complexity, thickness and strength combined. Carbonation is low-medium. A coffee grind finish with a touch of round chocolatey sweetness really finishes this beer off. The flavor and mouthfeel are absolutely incredible. World-class and sexy-ass in every aspect.
HonusWagner (1230) - Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose is slightly fudgy, black heavy roast coffee, extremely rich. Flavor is same. Practically an imperial stout from the aroma and flavor profile, truly a remarkable beer loaded with flavor for this ABV and style.
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with S&G.
APPEARANCE: black beer, small stable beige head.
NOSE: coffee, mocha, vanilla.
TASTE: mocha, coffee, bitter. Good for it’s ABV!
Garlic_of_Doom (355) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost black with a small dense beige head.
Dark chocolate, roasted malt, fresh coffee and raisins in aroma.
Dark chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee, well balanced bitterness.
Dry mouth feel, medium body, medium carbonation.
Dry bitter coffee after taste.
Solid porter! This is how I like them. Like Black Butte but a bit thicker.
crozdog (4) - Ascot Vale, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Getting some chocolate and bitterness. Nice rich dark colour. Great beer to sit on through a movie. Probably wouldn’t have more than one.
HopDagger (1) - Bloomfield Hills, USA - APR 12, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
I awoke to the sound of thunder. Total darkness. Blackness surrounded me. Against my better judgment I was drawn to the outside. Oak trees towered over the smokey campfire, now damp from the rain. As the water washed over me I thought of my father, when he smoked a pipe when I was young. Pitch black. Morning may never come...
htzpah (27) - - APR 12, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted on tap. Very strong 2-note flavors; decent chocolate and some savory umami.
SlovakSniper (2811) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Une robe qui fait le style. Une tête petite et un début de dentelle. Un nez de café, de noisettes grillées et de caramel foncé. Efficace représentation olfactive. Sur les papilles, des malts chocolatés et légèrement brûlés. De la vanille grillée et du caramel croquant. En bouche, un corps bien crémeux. Des bulles parfaites. En finale, une sécheresse provoquée par une juste torréfaction. Ce porter est très efficace. Magnifique sur la langue. Créateur d’endorphines. J’aime.
NicolasGalli (6) - - APR 9, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown, black, cloudy, frothy, brown foam, chocolate, coffee, earthy, smoke, woody, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, and all around a great porter.
HellesBunny666 (77) - Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Deep toasty aroma of malts and chocolate. Lighter body, super creamy. Chocolate, coffee, syrup, mocha, malts.
KoRoBeNiKi (8) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark black/brown pour, laces the bottle well. A lot of bitter coffee in the smell. A bit too bitter. Flavor is dark chocolate and roasted coffee but a bit sweet as well. A bit of carbonation but not too much. The bitterness overpowers. I guess I am not a big fan of bitter porters.