jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the source. From notes. Coffee and chocolate dominate. Slight hints of vanilla and something oddly citrus.
charule (1524) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Haymarket. Poured pretty black with min white head. Aroma of very roasted coffee and smoked malts. Light carb med bod. Roast runs rampant in the taste. Minor bitterness
Earlier Rating: 5/30/2014 Total Score: 4.1
On tap at Haymarket. Poured black with huge tan head. Very nice fresh coffee aroma with the roasty malt undertones. Light carb med bod. Strong coffee again in the taste and not bitter. Very nice.
ARH (777) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, poured into a snifter. The aroma is a mild nutty coffee with a spice and earthy undertone. The aroma mellows quick leaving a light, dry nutty note. It pours a dark, rich cola color with a creamy, dense tan head that leaves lots of lace and has good retention. The taste is a medium high bitter and medium sweet. The texture is creamy with a stickiness to it and a smooth, dense foam carbonation. The full body has hints of coffee, nuts, and light, dark chocolate notes. It finishes with an interesting blend of cola and nutty coffee that clean up quick with a spice aftertaste and notes of lightly cloying coffee that runs medium long and turns to clove and wood by the end.
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Taste the Rarity
Pours ruddy black with a tan head. Big coffee aroma, like my kitchen smells when I take a bean a little past second crack, slight burning. Coffee with cream flavor, with a nice bit of mocha sweetness. Fairly one dimensional, but a dimension I sure like.
Christpuncher (1788) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I reall enjoyed this porter. Slightly smokey but a citruscy blend. Pours a deep brown and smells smokey. Had at haymarket.
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deyholla (7739) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a rich coffee note with a decent amount of roasted malts and dark grains. Flavor has some earthy chocolate with dark grains and a strong coffee note.
jkwood04 (4531) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewery. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, light berry and fruit notes, and some dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A solid porter.
hayduke (3583) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewpub with Dava and Doran. Came in the glass black with a tan head. Nose is chocolate and coffee with a hint of vanilla. Medium plus body and rich mouthfeel. Flavor is a good balance of the chocolate and coffee and some earth Finish is clean and smooth and slightly bitter. Very nice beer
jandd1983 (3050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the brewpub. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of coffee and roasted malts. The taste was of coffee bitterness and roasted malt sweetness. It had a medium to heavy body and mild carbonation. Decent.
Strykzone (5391) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Haymarket. A black beer that has a tan head. Smells like a coffee but wirh even more roast. Dry. Earth is tasted first with something like oats. Chocolate. Dry but with a sweeter side. I like this.