Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Huge thanks to Eric (Holland) for giving me this as an extra(!!). 500 ml bottle served in a CBS snifter.
A: Pours a solid black color with a brown head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin cap and collar that leaves some nice sticky, soapy lace down the glass.
S: Roasted malts and coffee beans up front. Some light bakers chocolate and some toffee.
T: The taste is transcendent. Milk chocolate, nice roasted malts and some chocolate covered espresso beans all fill my mouth and run across my taste buds. Delicious vanilla sweetness with a light toffee richness to it. The finish is a little bitter bakers chocolate, a hint of burnt sugar and some light molasses as well.
M: Creamy mouthfeel with a medium body. Medium low carbonation with a nice combination of roast and sweet notes on the finish with just a hint of dryness. The drinkability is off the charts.
O: This is an incredibly decadent treat. Rich and creamy with great notes of roast, chocolate and espresso. This is the best porter money can buy. I will be seeking this out again, and very soon.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-02-2012
BeAndrews (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a frothy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee and alcohol. Tastes of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. I can taste the alcohol but it has a warming feel to it. Full bodied.
Art (2121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from willrunforbeer from free beer week. Worth staying up till 4am for. Pours a dark brown with a light brown head. Aromas of cocoa powder, light vanilla, light coffee. Taste is sweet. Mouthfeel is light and soft. Really easy drinking Porter. No acrid qualities.
charule (1520) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to artmcd8. Poured black with beige head. Aroma very choco with some remnants of hops. Light carb med bod. Tastes light bitter choc resin.
MacBoost (1468) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle dated 3/14. Pours a deep brown, almost black with a scant head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malts. Taste is semi dry and lightly bitter. Flavored of roasted coffee, some chocolate. Dry and quaffable. Perfect in almost every way.
mrohia (188) - - MAR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Farmhouse, Burlington, VT, draft. Blackity-black. Dark tan, creamy head. No lacing. Strong coffee with dark chocolate. Sticks around on the palate a long time. Thick.
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biggsbowler (483) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - this is how a porter should taste like. Pours brown. Nice chocolate nose with roasted malts. The taste is smooth and rich chocolate with some earthiness and roasted notes.
kraddel (4492) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black, small grey head . Smell is roasted malts, creamy . Taste is chocolatty , bitter . Roasted malts , very nice mouthfeel and carbo . Cool
BillWyce (817) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 Philly Beer Week draft @ Jose Pistola’s. Poured deep brown-to-black. Not much of a head at all. Aromas of coffee and nutty malt. Body is medium-to-full and mildly oily. Flavor of nutty malt with a mild coffee note that lingers at the back. A mild note of char as well.
Westmeister (2006) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jan tasting with the crew. Hint of oxidation on this one, but not detracting at all. Bits of char, bold, roast, toffee, complex, thick molassess. Nice.
jrob21 (2849) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with the crew. Big roasty malt and bittersweet coffee. Berry and cherry aroma. Bit of a burned malt character. Wood and earth texture. Complex and smooth like every hill beer.