SHIG (4381) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to timfoolery shared with duchammer: Poured a dark brown to black with a tan/beige head. Aroma is shards of milk chocolate and malts. Taste is smokey malts, chalky, some light bitterness.
stevoj (3705) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Everything a porter should be, dark and toasty, touches of chocolate, mild coffee bitterness. Smooth and easy to drink.
alberti92 (159) - - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from cellarbrations super store hami hill. Pours a dark brown with a tan head leaving lots of lacing. On the nose straight from the bottle it's rich dark chocolate backed with roasted coffee beans. Fairly light bodied with moderate carbonation. Taste wise it's fairly bitter with plenty of chocolate, cacao, roasty and coffee notes. Great beer to sit back and sip on.
emacgee (4576) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean dark opaque pour with two fingers of nice and tight mocha brown head. Nice aroma, burnt sugar and dark fruit with raisins and fruit skins. Some black day old coffee and caramel. Awesome beer to distinguish porter by, no roasty notes but plenty of dark character. Burnt sugar and dark fruit with some slick acidity. Medium bodied and a bit slick with a low carbonation.
maltman53 (459) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours coffee-black with a slim tan lacy head. This is a full-bodied porter with more chocolate and caramel going on than roasted malt notes. Overall, a very nice porter with a sweet, chocolatey finish.
zoucrew102 (1236) - - DEC 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap in SFO. Roasted malt aroma with notes of dark chocolate. Pours black with a thin light brown head and a bit of lacing. Starts with sweet chocolate flavors as well as a little bit of nuttiness as well. Finishes dry with good roasted malt flavors that linger on the palate. Decent porter.
davidtjm (1072) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pour is dark with a caramel head, aroma is sweet, toffee. Taste is sweet, alcohol, toffee. Very nice
junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is tight. Mouth feel could pass for 3.5. Flavour wise it just barely hits all the marks.
smith4498 (3468) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of chocolate, bittersweet dark chocolate flavor with some lightly roasted malt. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours dark brown (nearly black) with a small, dense, mushroom-colored head. Decent retention. The aroma is a melange of chocolate creme, toasted tree nuts and vanilla. Medium-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor is burnt and moderately bitter with a carbonic, charcoal finish. Well-crafted and cleanly brewed.