catface5326 (140) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown black with tan head poured from a tap. Full bodied tastes of roasted malts and coffee.
nathan30533 (546) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer. Not the normal porter drinker but this is an enjoyable brew. Good pour.
suprchunk (1952) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, ruby-tinted pour. Big off-white head. Plenty of lacing. Roasted aroma with some malty undertones. Taste is malty with a carbonic bite in the end. Not bad.
two7offsuit (122) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with little head that dissipates quickly. Aroma hints at coffee and flavor follow with more coffee.
pras (374) - Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with aromas of chocolate, dark roast, coffee, etc. Flavor follows from the aroma. All flavors and aromas are in perfect balance. Very enjoyable.
ScoWRee (365) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep dark brown. It looks like a stout. Nice foamy tan head. Aroma in faint. A little roasty. Taste; wow, great. Roasty coffee a hint on chocolate. Nice.
Beerwarlock (13) - Trafford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow!!!!! What a great beer. Aroma,taste,and mouthful are all the same. Awesome!!!!! Chocolate and coffee with a hint of caramel. Well Done!
hellcamino814 (12) - - JAN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice bittersweet taste with nice hop. Gorgeous dark beer with thick head at first then dissipates a bit. Solid beer.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in Alpena Michigan. Review from notes
A - Black body, with 1 finger of creamy tan head.
S - Coffee, creamy chocolate, roasted malts, dark bread, yeasty
T - Follows the nose with creamy chocolate, cold coffee, roasted and roasted malts. Hops are there to support but stay in the shadows of the chocolate and coffee duo. The chocolate turns to to a more bitter bakers chocolate toward the dry finish.
M - Very creamy feel, lushes sudsy carbonation, dry bitter finish.
My 1st beer from Great Lakes and it will not be my last. There’s not alot going on, the chocolate and coffee are the stars and the are showcased very well.
Serving type: bottle
_angst_ (2353) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle received by my secret summer Santa 2013. Thank you jsquire! Pours dark reddish brown with a thin slightly fizzy beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, sweet dark bread, burnt wood, caramel, smoke, moist soil, molasses, hay, sweet liquorice candy, coffee, cocoa powder and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, caramel, sweet dark bread, brown sugar, burnt wood, moist soil, minerals, bitter chocolate, burnt cereal, golden syrup, smoke, dark roast coffee, wet stone, moss, hay and lemon peal. Mouthfeel is round, tiny watery, slightly dry, soft and light to medium bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, pumpernickel bread, burnt wood, moist soil, hay, burnt caramel, smoke, bitter chocolate, dark espresso coffee and wet stone. Great balanced robust porter!