ARH (487) - 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 (15000) - 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 (517) - 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 (11105) - 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 (1671) - 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 (815) - 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.
bth122 (1290) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Big coffee and cocoa aromas. Very dark brown in color. Roasted malt flavors. Medium bodied. Creamy texture. Tasty beer.
jefcon (1404) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice a dark pour with earthy, chocolate and slight wood smoke on the nose. Very grain-oriented on the palate, with a husky mouthfeel and a very long finish. Dry. Slight bitterness, plenty of malts.
Suttree (5195) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, creamy black head. Smells like chocolate milk. Flavor is toasty, with a hint of coffee, plus a bit of pine in the finish. Satisfying beer.
blipp (6200) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head.Hard roasted malts, light smoked notes, some chocolate sweetness, and a bitter roasty finish. Good stuff.