wheresyourball (510) - 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 (10795) - 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 (1593) - 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 (719) - 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 (1259) - 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 (1380) - 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 (5132) - 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 (6072) - 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.
ericdevin (741) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a medium dark color, little to no off-white head. Aroma slight, some chocolate, some roast. Light, crisp body as befits the English style. Very nice.
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Off the tap at PDX. Poured minimal head on a brown colored body.
The aroma is roasted malt with coffee and licorice showing up late.
The taste is smooth with coffee and roasted malt mostly, a touch of burnt wood with a mild bitter finish.
The texture is crisp with soft edges and moderate carbonation.