jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours black with a tight brown head. Aroma is dark malt-cocoa. Taste is sweet dark malt-cocoa with some bite, vanilla, some earthy hops. Full body, chewy.
Leighton (6989) - London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at The Pony Bar, NYC. Pours oily brown with a creamy, tan head. Big coffee aroma with subtle roasted malt notes. Hints of cinnamon do poke through. Medium sweet flavor with moderate roast, roasty mocha, slight earth. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a rather silky feel. Roasty finish, some burnt cocoa and burnt earth, mild bitterness, light cinnamon spiciness. Lingering cocoa with a lasting chocolate-cinnamon mix flavor. I have used the old chocolate/cinnamon combination for years in oatmeal and smoothies, and I can tell you this is almost exactly the way it tastes. As I finish, Levon Helm’s rendition of Tennessee Jed comes on. Great beer overall, enjoyed in the best beer bar in NYC.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler... the vanilla and cinnamon show off really balanced and don’t overrun your senses making this very drinkable... my only thing is that I love everett so much I wouldn’t add anything to it
jeff789 (1398) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a big dark tan head nice nice lacing with fairly good head retention... Big roasty aroma with a fair amount of dark fruits, with notes of vanilla and spice esp cinnamon becoming present as it warms... Big cinnamon and vanilla notes over top of a fairly hoppy roasty medium bodied porter.. finish lingers, lightly slick body with a lingering dry finish... Dont necessarily love it, esp because of the amount of cinnamon, but masterfully crafted...
watson1977 (2296) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler...pours black with a medium mocha head. Aroma has mild roastiness...notable seasonal spice but mild and subtle...smooth vanilla. Flavor follows suit...the vanilla is showcased without being overbearing and the spices set it off without muddling...hint of dark fruit. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy and the finish is roasty with a bit of seasonal spice and dark fruit.
drfabulous (2952) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 growler thanks to Glouglouburp. Pours a big black body with thin tan head. Strong coffee flavor. Deep chocolate. Wow. Very nice. Big flavor here.
OmegaX (977) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at CCB. Nose is loaded with dark chocolate malts, tons of roast/coffee flavors, and coffe and toffee notes. Pour is very dark and produces a nice sized khaki head with heavy lacing. This one was phenomenal. Primarily I got tons of sweet chocolate malts followed by a good dose of roasted malts and coffee. Some hop bitterness came through but was well balanced by the lingering sweetness this brew had. It finished like dessert with loads of chocolatey flavor. Very creamy but drinkable. Outstanding porter.
MJGG (852) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Verre, d’un fût au Farmhouse Tap and Grill. Arômes très invitants de malt torréfié et de café. Très légère présence vanillée. Robe brune très foncée, peu de mousse et effervescence très veloutée. En bouche, les saveurs maltées sont très bien développées, rappelant la mélasse, le chocolat noir et le café. La bière montre une texture incroyablement veloutée, sans être trop sucrée. La vanille apparaît en finale, accompagnée d’une très légère touche épicée. Finale maltée et vanillée longue et complexe. Une autre excellente création de Hill Farmstead.
rbrazell (974) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Cigar City Christmas Day. Pours the darkest brown and a creamy khaki head that laces. Nose is deep dark roasted coffee , chocolate, vanilla, light spice and dark malts. Very creamy and rich mouth feel loaded with chocolate candy bars, vanilla, fresh pressed coffee and earthiness. Lovely milk chocolate finish. Pretty awesome and robust porter.
markwise (3807) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Cigar City. I am simply blown away by this beer. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Nose is massive chocolate, some vanilla, some spices, roasted coffee, some earth, roasted malts, and all manner of dark flavors with complexity. Flavor is similar- first sip is a burst of chocolate followed quickly by vanilla, roasted malts, roasted coffee, hints of cafe con leche, cinnamon, spices, more dark chocolate and more cocoa. Medium to full in body and one of the finest beers I have had in a while.