RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown color..medium brown head. Coffee and malt aroma with a little hop too. Taste is unique for porter. Hops are much more prevalent than expected. Still some roasted coffee, malt and chocolate flavor. Certainly an interesting beer.
tmoreau (2626) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and shaker served with a black/brown hue, a nice layer of lasting, frothy, brownish tan head foam, and clingy spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was roasty, bakerís chocolate, soft malt & graininess, a floral hint?, and light caramel. The flavor presented lingering, medium hop bitterness, earthiness, and some woody/burnt/smokiness that gradually combined on the palate to produce a distracting sharpness and bite. Moderate carbonation, medium+ body, and quite dry on the finish. Took awhile to finish.
Atom (1481) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a dark brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, molasses, slight coffee roast and oats. Hops and barley really stand out above chocolate, molasses, and licorice. Pretty nice!
tomthompson89 (1921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black pour. Nose is chocolate, and some kind of berry. Some beige foam. Flavour is inky and sweet with some hops bringing up the rear.
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574deadzone (1110) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black, no highlights, with a thick, rocky khaki-mocha head that sticks around forever. Nose involves plenty of roasted barley and dark chocolate, some lactose sweetness, perhaps some minty hop notes, some tobacco and ashes. Plenty sweet, but equally if not a touch more bitter. Somehow lighter bodied and quite carbonated, making the beer seem fluffy. It also presents as richer and toward full with a roasty, chocolaty bittersweet finish. Talk about confounding. It is an easier drinker, but Iíd like to see the carb dialed down to allow more of the richness to come to the fore.
Pailhead (5192) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy chocolate, roast, black licorice, light molasses, and plum. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with no transparency and a three finger mocha colored head that has excellent retention. Thereís a good amount of soapy lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate. The finish has moderate char/burnt flavors with light roast, black coffee, pine, and a hint of plum. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, for my preferences, itís a little to heavy on the char/burnt flavors.
nimbleprop (5290) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours an opaque black with some creamy, beige head. Nose is malty, dark chocolate, burnt toast, licorice, burnt caramel, toast grains, brown rice. Flavor is sweet, malty, very grainy, burnt toast, caramel, oats, a little rice milk, toasted almonds, lots of grain. Dry, roasty finish. Very nice.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Suchy3! Pours brown/black with a thick, moderately lacing tan head. Aroma is heavily roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee with a bit of stone fruits. Borders on a belgian dubbel. Taste is slightly burnt coffee with a big hit of the stone fruit. Itís almost like a coffee dubbel. Definitely not bad, but different.
BrownALEx (290) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rated from notes.....A: wow! loaded with coffee,oats, some cocoa, very robust.......A: holy Toledo! black as black can be, thick khaki head, if looks could kill Iíd be under a fresh patch of dirt.......T: damn girlfriend! coffee mixed with smoke mixed with chocolate........P: oh snap! thick, bitter chocolate up front that ends smooth with a hint of alcohol.........O: child please! this is awesome, more of the malty goodness comes out as it warms........must try, fo sho!
Libeertas (5) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Hint of old/cold coffee aroma. Almost no head and nearly black. Medium body with balanced dark malt/coffee flavor.
Hijacked by dry hops finish that builds, dominates and hangs-on ítil the next quaff.