dogfishho (562) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours thin but opaque black. The aroma is dominated by coffee with some nice bready chocolate base. On the palate, the coffee almost tastes like stale, burned coffee that's been left on the warmer for about 18 hours but somehow it's decently well balanced. Not too bad.
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drfabulous (3384) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Ed. Slight lactose body and taste. Big coffee nose. Chocolate. Nice body. Really well done for a porter.
BelgianBeerGal (2869) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Traded bottle. Fairly normal looking porter pour. The brown head dissipates quickly. Nice aroma that starts with ground coffee and then finishes with an almost cherry-like fruitiness. Flavor is definitely big coffee with a hint of milk chocolate. There is also some musty, earthiness at points. Good.
jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Paulís Housewarming Tasting 2013. Pours a deep, dark brown body with nice tan head and lacing. Aroma is rich chocolate, cocoa, delicious coffee roast, lactose and espresso. Mouthfeel is perfect - especially for the porter style, thin-to-medium bodied but not watery, while still displaying great flavors of espresso, milk chocolate, vanilla and a nice earthy roast.
SudsMcDuff (5360) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Undertaker .. . pours a lowed out brown black .. medium head, low lacing .. . tar, black plums, and ashy berries .. . solid beer, if maybe a bit boring .. . . how can you be so pale? you envy egg shells..
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle served in a Solemn Oath snifter. Thanks to xnicknj for the beer!
A: Pours a dark black color with a brownish head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick, frothy ring that leave some sticky lace down the glass.
S: The lactose comes through with the roasted malts and fresh coffee grounds rounding it out. Candy bar cookie crust as well.
T: Lactose sweetness with a little milk dud bite to it. Some nougat and big coffee grounds. Bordering on espresso-like with some nice roasted malts.
M: Medium bodied with a little slickness to the mouthfeel. Medium carbonation with a nice drinkability.
O: Not the biggest fan of lactose, but the coffee notes overpower those and the roast provides a nice balance it all. The BA version is next on my wants list.
Serving type: bottle
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Paulís. The aroma is sweet chocolate, roasty, coffee. The appearance is deep black, almost no head. The flavor is just like the aroma. Medium in body. roasty in the finish. Good overall.
Ernesto987 (3027) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle4 at the bottle share, dont really remember this too well, a taty strong porter, some roasty bitterness
biggirlpanties (127) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL split with GT2. Really was excited to try this. Pitch black pour with a huge, coffee colored head. Great retention. Aroma is coffee and peanuts, some metallic notes. Some dark chocolate mousse. Taste is coffee forward with melted dark chocolate in the finish. Some sweeter toffee. Overall, it is too sweet for me. Itís not bad, but Iím an overly dramatic diva when it comes to heavier dark beers. Flavor is not so complex, more straight coffee. Sweet in the front, bitter in back. It doesnít cohere well and it is bothering me. I donít know if I like it or not.
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL c&c thanks to Ed5388! Inky pour generates a healthy, beige coffee head. Huge retention. Big lace. Nose is sweeter, some esters, phenols, somewhat chemical with lots of volatiles. Eventually gets some sweet apple. Taste is sweet, lots of grape soda. Palate is chalky, powdery. Finishes a bit lemon acid tart from the coffee.
adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was an interesting one to try. smelled like cold pressed coffee. tasted like that + maple syrup. I get a creamy finish, very roast, nutty and a hint of chocolate. Pretty layered and waves of coffee is never a bad thing.