onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a silky black with a kakhi head. Smells like dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is smooth coffee mostly, with lots of smokey malts, some chocolate, and a sweet finish that excites your sweet tooth and makes you want more. I would score it higher if it had a fuler body, but once you get used to it, you notice its a bit on the watery side.
wnoble (1088) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby pour with light tan head fading fast. Nose of roasted malt, chocolate, some malt richness and evident american hop aroma. In the right mood it could slightly remind you of an IBA. The taste brings out more chocolate and some smooth coffee beans. some bitterness. Medium to medium-full body. low carbonation makes it an easy drinker. A nice porter.
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours dark brown with a creamy, tan head. Malty aroma, with faint roast character. Flavor is sweet and malty, with molasses and some chocolate. Medium in body, perhaps a little thin, with average carbonation. Finished with mild roast and malty sweetness. Pretty good.
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had the 12 oz bottle. Has a decent chocalate aroma though I could detect the molasses. Pours a dark brown with a light brown head.looks good. Has a real lite chocalate taste. Nuts and molasses are also there. The taste feels like they played it safe. Medium mouthfeel with a little warming ability. A decent brew that has the potential to be slot better
scottw86 (1039) - Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured black with a thin off-white head. Aroma of nuts and roasted malts. Flavors of vanilla and chocolate malts. Slightly nutty and creamy. A little on the light-bodied side. Finish is smooth and chocolaty. Pretty good.
stimulus (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Tried as part of a porter tasting.
A: Jet black with a meidum white head and good lacing along the edges.
S: Very sweet dark chocolate and caramel.
T: There is bitter coffee with a sweet dark chocolate finish.
M: Full body and medium carbonation.
BrianDorry55 (329) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with a beige head with some good lacing. Aroma is mollasses and nuts. Flavor is mollasses. Medium bodied...This is pretty bland.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottled on Dec 2 2009) clear medium brown, oily light tan head, and excellent lacing of the glass. Nose of sweet chocolate, nuts, brown sugar and subtle vanilla. Smells pretty good actually. Taste of roasted nuts, dark chocolate, cream, oily medium-light body that’s moderately refreshing and quite creamy.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from TC Craft. Deep brown pour with a thick & creamy tan head. Roasted chocolate with a hint of coffee in both the aroma and the flavor. Finish is pretty smooth, with the coffee making one last appearance.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours nearly solid black, big frothy light tan head. Aroma of roasted caramel and chocolate malts. Taste is sweet with caramel again and some floral hops, followed by a slight burnt bitterness. Medium body, smooth carbonation. Very flavorful for a Porter, seems more like a sweet stout.