GTown (127) - New York, USA - DEC 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid nut brown year after year. The malt balance is just about as good as you can get. Solid brew from a great brewery.
generallee08 (530) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has a hazy chestnut colored body with a light tan head on top. The head is thick and creamy, tall but slow fading to a thin covering that hangs on till the finish and makes for some slick lacing. There is a big sweet nose on this one. Sweet caramel and rich bready notes fill the nose and hops add some light spice as well. Up front there is a big sweet caramel and buttery presence with some light mineral and green leafy/herbal hop bitterness moving into the middle. The hop notes struggle to come though but sweet creamy caramel and bready maltiness now with a hint of roasted nuttiness dominates and leads into the finish. I am also getting some dark fruity notes like raison or overripe plum as well. On the palate it has a smooth silky texture with light carbonation and a sturdy medium body.
miquelcrush (1172) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.
Jimsal27 (205) - New York, USA - MAY 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet nutty aroma. Quick fading head. No lacing to speak of. Sweet malt upfront no hop finish. Thin but lively on the tongue. An ok beer.
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from half time. Pours darks brown with a half inch of khaki foam. Not a lot on the nose. leaves some lacing on the glass. Has some solid nuttiness on the tongue. Finishes clean. Not bad.
Sissio (524) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear nut brown color with brown head. Aroma licorice, roasted malts, roasted nuts, rich chocolate with some coffee. There is some burnt wood also. Sweet with a hint of sourness, gentle bitter ending. Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, with some ashy taste, like a mixture og raw roasted coffee beans. Bitter aftertaste mixed with roasted coffe and cocoa beans. Very enjoyable.
bigguns22 (623) - Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in color thin white head. Aroma is lite and malty. A touch sour but more chocolate then anything.
mcclainc50 (164) - New York, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head leaving a little lacing. Aromasnof roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. Chocolate and caramel in the flavor with the malty taste finishing the beer smoothly. Very pleasant beer.
mtdewa1 (264) - rome, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown pour. White head aroma of chocolate and hazelnuts. Taste of chocolate, nuts and hint of caramels. Very smooth mouthful. Good beer
solidfunk (3605) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Comes together alright, just not a lot of flavour. Some roast malt, lace and head is ok. Some nut as well, I’m going to say macadamia just to sound pretentious. Pours maroon. Some caramel in malt. On tap at brewpub.
Frothmeister (544) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fluid oz bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a tan head that quickly diminished. Aromas of cocoa, biscuity malt, light citrus, light dried fruits, and molasses. The taste starts with a light smokey note, cocoa, coffee grounds, a faint spearmint note, and a bitter finish. Reminds me of a lighter Mill Street Coffee Porter. Nothing groundbreaking here, but a totally rock solid dark ale. Recommended!