reggiedunlop (3410) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours pitch black with a creamy medium mocha head...looks thick. Aroma has very nice roastiness with mild notes of espresso and dark fruit...some dark chocolate. Flavor follows suit...very rich and roasty...not much burnt but nice espresso, chocolate, and dark fruit...not muddled at all! Mouthfeel is medium/full and creamy with a bold roasty finish that has nice bitterness. Fabulous!
Stine (1645) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A seemingly massive, robust, and sophisticated take on this style that almost totally takes off. Giant and deep aroma of purplish fruit, chocolate and coffee, heavy on roast and caramelized sugars. Flavor is similar but packed with a bit more forthright sweetness, especially heavy on a frustratingly thin vanilla note. Medium palate; given the indicators, it ought to be heavier. Finishes with heavy licorice and a somewhat long semi-sweet smack of maple and wood; close to an excellent example.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. from the Booyamachine himself. There was a lot of hype surrounding this beer when it was bestowed upon me. Usually that would be the death knell for any brew but this one did not disappoint. "Robust" doesn’t even begin to describe how ballsy this beer is. Huge roast and an interesting hop profile make the finish pretty bitter. Makes for a deep an thought-provoking beer. My only qualm is that mine smelled funny. The coffee aromas are fighting with some kind of vegetal/sour smell. I think I poured it in a dirty glass, which is a shame. Now I’ll never complete my BJCP.
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pitch black rich looking beer with a darker tab head. The aroma is full of chocolate, caramel and a hint of roasted coffee. This is a very rich beer that still allows for a hint of earth hops to come through. Great full body, amazing taste...this might be the perfect American Porter.
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Steve_0 (3268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2013 Acquired through trade, courtesy of Adam. Thanks Man! Bottle shared at Home with friends. Poured pitch black with a small tan head and good lacing. Very viscous and syrup-like in appearance. Smell is dark chocolate, light char, dark fruit, coffee, a touch of leather, vanilla, graham crackers, and light tobacco. Taste is very chocolatey, tobacco, licorice, dark fruits, espresso, toasted malt, earthy, chewy, and char. Getting a lot of coffee lingering in the finish and it is delicious. Seriously creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Very nice beer and easily the best porter I have ever had. A dark, malty, roasty porter with an assertively balanced hop presence; something I could drink everyday of the week. Every time I drink this thing I love it more and more. Could possibly be my favorite beer of all-time. Simply exceptional.
SudsMcDuff (6673) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
last bottle of the day, well- besides the summer pils?? .. . pours a depp black brown .. good foam .. . deep tar and charcoal .. . a very nice porter .. . . i really hope he grows out of this..
KyotoLefty (7337) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at RBSG Grand Tasting, 2012. Nice black with lace. Nose is a typically roasted porter nose, not that impressive. Flavor is sweet, milky, creamy chocolate, a little bit of tang. Amazingly soft body. It must be the water that gives this wonderful softness…
Slubgob (215) - West Hartford, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle into point glass. Black with thick creamy chocolate milk committed head.nose of coca and light hops. Not as heavy as expected from the look, light in the mouth with a hint of hops and long village aftertaste.Nice, but I want it to be a little more complexity up front. Just not getting the smoke and dark fruit others seem to pick up on
AirForceHops (4178) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle direct from HF. Used a English pint glass. Thick, beige head that slowly diminished after about half the glass. Nose and taste are deep and seductive. Aromas of coffee, notes of tobacco, small hint of chocolate. Thick, velvety mouthfeel. Medium body leaning on the full side. Flavor has lots of dry roasted malt, chocolate and a bit of ash. After a few more sips, it shows another level of complexity. Licorice, a bit of dark fruit and bitterness from a high end espresso bean. 7.5% is not noticeable at all. Is this a high end stout or a porter?? Absolutely rich and decadent. I drink a lot of porters and love the style, this brew is exceptional in every way.
hammerslammer (16) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours beautifully. smells of chocolate, prunes, coffee roastery. this is everything i want in a porter. hints of smoke, dark chocolate, dried fruit, coffee....but i emphasize hints because all the flavors work so well together and nothing lingers. "feels delightfully creamy in my mouth" is what Lushawn said to Phaleslu about something else one time. i think the same can be said to the fullest extent about this delicious treat. Now i just wish it were more readily available in the boston area....