Oscbert (1116) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
~Burnt, roasty, coffee aroma. Too roasty.
~Pours black brown with red tints, disappearing brown head.
~Roasty burnt malt flavor, bitter coffee.
~Med body, med CO2, burnt lasting finish.
~Too many roasted malts. Not very enjoyable. Not balanced.
boFNjackson (4186) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ their Honolulu Pub... Poured near black with a khaki head. Nose had faint malt and some roastiness. Fairly dry and was easy drinking. Slight hop floralness and leafiness for balance with more roast and hints of cocoa.
Sledutah (5662) - Utah, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Kona brewbub
Appearance: Black with a small beige head and some light lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts, rich chocolate, grainy, ashy and coffee
Nice and easy drinking
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Kona pub, Oahu. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and some roasted malt. Flavor is lots of chocolate with a roasty bitterness. Medium to full body with mild carbonation and a smooth, mouth feel. Great porter, lots of chocolate flavor with a touch of roast for balance which makes for a drinkable beer.
shadey (1970) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Kona location on Oahu. Glossy black pour with a dark tan head. The aromas are mostly the roasty malts, and a touch of chocolate character. The bitter roasted flavors are the primary driver for me and make for a nice experience. It was a hot sunny day and this did the trick.
can8ianben (1387) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sharp and vibrant roasty malts dominate the aroma and flavor. This one isn’t smooth, it is more about aggressive flavor. Dark color with a thin tan head.
Daytonbeer (685) - Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours translucent black with tan head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is strong chocolate and malts. It is alittle light and too watery, but overall a nice porter.
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with hints of red. Coffee, chocolate, and a hint of abv on the nose. Chocoffee and light sour malt, brown sugar. A tad thin with very smooth carbonation. very nice.
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Marina Pub. Delicious! Pours a shinny black with a nice fizzy light tan head. Aroma is dry, ashy, round, similar to Deschutes, rich smokey nutty enticing, piney hoppy, super hoppy, excellent woody-like notes. Flavor follows, delicious, dry, lightly round, ashy, piney, hoppy, nutty, bit of citrus, similar to Deschutes, bit of dry wood, black coffee towards the finish, nice bitterness in the finish, lingering ash, light sweetness, spruce. Dry but perfect sweetness in the body, soft carbonation, works so well. Love it!
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap at the Marina Brewpub. The appearance is a medium deep brown, slightly translucent. The flavors and aromas are rich with roasted malts, nice roasted coffee and chocolate tones. A drying finish and after taste. Really nice robust porter.