Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewery taproom. Pours deep brown with a frothy, beige head. Fair effort here. Deeply roasted malts, earthy bitterness, bittersweet baking cocoa. A bit of dark chocolate and burnt wood, too. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Light warmth at the end with more baking cocoa character. Rich, hefty.
brokensail (15728) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Ironfire. Black pour with a small tan head. Very roast forward nose, some ash, coffee, and coffee grounds. Licorice, dark fruit, burnt sugar, and a slight nuttiness. The flavor is kind of bitter up front with lots of roasted malt and coffee grounds. Burnt sugar, licorice, dark fruit, burnt nuts, and a hint of alcohol.
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Jesse at Johns. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of honey, roast chocolate malt, vanilla sweet molasses, roast coffee and a touch of pine. Medium body. Great balance.
bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from CraftShack. Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate and there’s a hint of something suggesting cinnamon. Full bodied. Flavor is primarily chocolate. It’s an earthy chocolate. This ale is very dry, tho the label says brewed with honey. Finishes chocolate and dry. Maybe with a honey hint coming out. Or not. Very tasty.
Benzai (13591) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Opaque black color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, roasted malts, malt bitter, roast bitter, bitter. Medium body and carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (12136) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared by Jesterdeal-22 bottle-lt brown-black with some sheeting. A-molasses/roasty/cocoa-dk malt. T-molasses/roasty/cocoa-dk malt, earthy hop finish.
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown color, tan head. I can’t say I noticed any honey. Just a straight forward, roasty porter with quite a bit of espresso flavors.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Ironfire. Muddy dark brown with red highlights. Sheets of lacing. Nose is unassuming, muted hazelnut, soil. Taste is weaker, dusty, black tea, lemon, hints of dark chocolate. Palate is thin, soil heavy. Weak for imperial porter.
marcus (9011) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours near black with a nice tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a slightly sour dark molasses flavor with a bit of avocado and a bitter finish.
Ibrew2or3 (8066) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured up at the brewery where it exhibits a nice yet murky dark mahogany body that supports a bright tan head of foam that has a golden tone to it. The aroma offers up malt sweetness, molasses, burnt malts and nuttiness. The taste is smooth, rich and sweetness that is enhanced by roasted malts and slight burnt maltiness. It has a nuttiness that seems sort of coconut or something. It ends as smooth as it started but there’s a modest malt bitterness going on.