mexicelt (14) - - AUG 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a thick brown color with a thick tan head.Fades gradually to a ring that stays on top for a decent amount of time. Smells of roasted malts,chocolate and coffee. Bold malt introduction. Roasted coffee and hoppy lacing comes through on the palate. Warms and finishes with a mild chocolate flavor. Traditional style Porter. Smooth and bold. Definitely well done for this style.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Island Brewing Blackbird Porter 5/6/12 notes: draft, brewery. Pour is dark, near-black, white small head. Aroma has roasts and charred, dark chocolate. Mouthfeel a bit weighty for porter, carbonation soft and pillowy. Flavor has forward roast notes, then some nutty malts and a good taught semi-dry bittersweet finish.
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft from the brewery. This was roasty with hints of coffee toffee and finished with a nice subtle sweetness.
Blairgus (2607) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
21 sept 2012, bottle. Dark brown, clear. Nose is big, sweet, milk chocolate, crushed coffee beans. Med/thin body and faintly fizzy. Sweet up front with big bitter dark coffee. Really nice
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brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown color with a creamy khaki head. Roasted malt, coffee, toasted nuts, and a light toffee sweetness. Some toasted bread, a light burnt note, and a hint of earthiness. The flavor has a bit of a burnt nut thing going on. Roasted malt, a bit of coffee and chocolate, and some earthy hops. Sort of watery with a light toffee sweetness.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 17/09/2010
Fruity hop aroma. Dark coloured fruity and hoppy with a hint of bitterness in a dry chocolate roast finish.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the source. Pours with a near black body and a tan head that fades to a ring in 25 seconds. Aroma of chocolate, milk chocolate, unfermented wort, oat meal cookies, vegetables, cinnamon, leather and smoke. Flavors of iodine, roast, chocolate, nougat, smoke. Very thin and watery. Light leather. Roasty, vanilla, nutty, very bland flavors. Coffee and mocha detectable. Light bubbles.