tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BBD 7/14/15. Pours a beautiful deep dark ruby that approaches black. Outstanding head volume and retention, world class lacing.
Rich nose of dark chocolate over a rich caramel malt base with a touch of roast.
Light medium body with a smooth texture that lacks creaminess. Above normal carbonation with a nice burst of effervescence in the middle and a prickly finish.
The flavor profile is less intense than expected, a bit complex and very well balanced. It begins with a slight bakerís chocolate flavor that flows into a mild herbal bitterness in the middle. The richness of the nose never expresses itself. Roast appears in the middle - finish transition. Caramel never really becomes significant. The finish is a slow fade of roast and herbal hops.
willisread (2578) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Dark brown to black color with a thin tan head. Huge coffee bomb on the nose with undertones of roasted malt and chocolate. Body is thin and light and very drinkable. Some dark fruit and licorice noticeable as it comes to room temperature. Nice smooth finish. A really great porter.
Eructoblaster (3895) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 355ml. Pours a black body with brown glints and a thin beige foamy head. Nice malty/hoppy aroma with woody, spicy, and roasty hints. Its well balanced taste carries oaky, liquorice, cocoa, and nutty notes. Ends with a long bitter/roasty finish. Interesting.
BananaBi11 (30) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a whole lot of smell there, smells of coffee...not much else. Tastes of coffee, wood, and nuts. A tiny bit bitter as well. Very light in terms of drinkability, similar to an ale I would say. Used to drinking stouts when I drink a dark beer, and when drinking a porter, I tend to get surprised that they are so light. Still very good however, would recommend if you are wanting to try a very high quality porter with the íporterí flavor.
dukeandduke (218) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
3/29/15 (Bottle) - Black thin pour, minimal tan head, mild carbonation. Chocolate dark roast coffee aroma and taste, very pleasant. Texture light and thin, light carbonation, nice clean taste. Overall very good beer.
CharmCityCrab (244) - Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a hint of brown. Small head, minimal carbonation. Aroma of roasted dark chocolate coffee grinds. Rich taste with coffee upfront melting into dark chocolate and milk mixed with more coffee. Brewed according in compliance with the German beer purity laws per bottle. Goes well with Gordon Lightfoot, you know which song.
Mep3222 (1285) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cocoa roasted malt aroma and flavor. Full bodied with a dry finish. Smooth Porter. Bit of a lactose smoothness. Pretty enjoyable and well done Porter
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BroadestTom (394) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma chocolate, coffee, roasty,
Appearance red, brown, dark but not opaque
Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate full body, thick feel, soft carbonation,
Overall very nice tasting beer that I would suggest to a friend
demannu (380) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Easy drinking porter. A little to light for my liking. More hops than Iím used to in a porter. Solid flavor though with a dry finish. Decent but not amongst my favorites.
DocMcGrain (43) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth, dark, coffee-chocolate taste...there is nothing I don't love about this beer. It goes with everything, and light enough to drink any time of year.
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