mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[3093-20100703] Tap. Fruity apple cherry wood alcohol aroma has mild cigarette notes. Brown black body with a long-lasting creamy light tan head. Lots of mid-notes in the flavour with smoky wood fruit and noticeable grainy alcohol. Medium-full body. Like kissing a smoker... or a giant cement troll.
(@ brewpub, Seattle, WA)
kennydiaz (353) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a nice dark brown with a mild caramel head. The taste is slightly bitter with a rotten eggs taste mixed with a rusted nails . I am extremely disappointed with this one. I ordered it from bottle trek and paid shipping and handling on this one what a waste. Now I drank this after a long trail coffee stout but there is no comparison.
BillKismet (3562) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black bodied with decent head.This one treads the sweet and imperial stout boundaries, combining the best of both. Rich, deep chocolate aroma with some black patent complexity and hints of chocolate alcohol. The flavor is similar. Smooth, deep, full-bodied roasted malting. Rich dark chocolate and some black patent twinge and a touch or raisin.
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours opaque/black. Almost no head, and what was there to begin with dissipated within moments.
Nose is dissapointingly faint but cocoa/chocolatey.
Palate is a blast of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee. Simply amazing combination here. Worth it!
Finish is medium long and roasty.
madmitch76 (18947) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
10th October 2008. GABF. Made with toasted coconut. The sweetness of the coconut offsets the porter flavours well, especially in the dry finish.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub 2/14/9. Pours dark brown to black with a dark tan head. This is fairly roasted for a porter. Good lacing. Finishes with a strong sourness on the mid tongue. Chocolate and roasted malt flavors, but a bit thin in body. Pretty good, but not outstanding.
nearbeer (4288) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Dark brown; almost all foam, even with an easy pour. Faint coffee, orange and cocoa aroma. Flavor is coffee, citrus, sawdust and caramel. Near-medium body is roasty dry and a tad too airy.
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2009
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cream-coloured head, diminishing. Dark. Malty aroma, hints of coffee, redcurrant, blackberry and rasberry. Creamy feeling. Then dry, a bit bitter and a finish that resembles that metallic taste of blood. Purchased in Seattle, shared at the Superpower beer session part II in Tromsø 29.01.09
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty roasty. A somewhat thickish porter. Quite a bit of coffee in this. Flavor is okay, not amazing.
zizzybalubba (1643) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle purchased at World Market in Newport News, VA. Beautiful black pour with creamy tan head. Aroma of floral hops and some roasted malts. Flavor is a bit to citrusy for a porter and really dominates over the coffee and smoke flavors that are faintly present in the background. The mouthfeel, however, is superb; thick and rich. Overall a decent porter. I feel that if the hops had been toned down a bit this could have been outstanding.