stantheman (732) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Stateside Craft on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. An almost black beer with moderate light tan head and faint nose of chocolate. Frankly, I’m not raving on this one, compared to other raters. I’m finding a thin bodied watery beer. Chocolate, yup. Not much else. 2.6.
SHIG (3883) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: Poured a black with light tan head. Toasty roasty malt nose. Nice mix of sweet chocolate and bitter roast malts.
vyvvy (4583) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours dark brown with an off-white head. The aroma has chocolate, smooth roast and cream. It has a medium smooth body with soft carbonation. The flavor has the aroma notes but is more dry and has lots of cocoa. The finish has some earthy / spicy hops. Nice porter.
Hanuta06 (381) - Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: from tap at Humble Pie.
Aroma: light chocolate.
Appearance: average-sized, creamy, light-brown initial head. Clear, dark-red body.
Taste: lightly sweet initial flavor and finish with average duration.
Palate: light-to-medium bodied with watery texture and soft carbonation.
ARH (777) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, poured into a sampler glass. Milk chocolate and light nut aromas emanate from the nearly opaque, oily red brown beer. Thick, creamy tan head tops it off and a thick surface is retained throughout. Lots of lace is left behind. The taste combines medium amounts of sweet with light bitterness. The oily, medium bodied beer is nearly flat with only a light zip. Orange, coffee, and caramel flavors fill out the body and it finishes with a creamy, lactose, and milk chocolate quality. Orange and cream flavors lightly fill the aftertaste.
fiulijn (16214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Jak’s Grill, West Seattle
Black color. The aroma has some chocolate and light roasted malt. More roastiness in the flavor, and some coffee, more than chocolate. Dry finish.
wheresyourball (531) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Nose is smoke, roasted malt, chocolate; flavor follows with nuttiness and a dry, bitter finish. Good.
brokensail (12519) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Laurelwood PDX. Pours a nice black color with a small tan head. Aroma is a touch smokey. Lots of roasted malts and ash. Some earth, roasted peanuts, and coffee. Flavor is slightly bitter and acidic. A huge roasted malt profile. Ash, licorice, and coffee grounds. Slight chalk. Earthy hops and malt, some nut shells, and subtle smoke.
NikkTwist (1926) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Strangelove. Pitch black pour. Very large frothy beige head. Nicely blended dark sugary malts with dry hops. Slightly smoked chocolate coffee mousse. Surprisingly creamy body. Liked quite a bit.
Sarlacc83 (1227) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap.A: Opaque black with a thin cappuccino head. N: Big chocolate, tasty coffee, hints of vanilla and licorice. Toasted wood. T: Sweet, bordered by espresso bitterness. M: Medium body, a bit watery. Crisp on the tongue from the carbonation. O : Decent porter, not really a standout in any sense. Clean and drinkable, not terribly complex.