WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2006 Bottle poured a nice dark body with an almond color head. Very porter looking. The aroma was a smokey almost citris tone. Palate was actually very full. Flavor was very good until the end which was very smokey like. After drinking it I felt like I was around a camp fire all night. I would disagree with "a surprisingly clean finish" as the commerical description says. However I must say a very fine beer to get u in a loopy state quickly.
Lowe1983 (1495) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with a brown head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malts, and dark fruits. Starts off with the fruit flavors that give way to the chocolate and roasted malts. Slight bitterness and smokiness on the finish on this one. An okay porter but nothing special.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours midnight brown w/ a medium sized semi creamy froth. Froth reduces at a moderate pace leaving a full dusty canopy w/ complete lacing. Aromas of roasted cocoa. A flavorful version w/ a perfect roast to fruity malt ratio. Bakers cocoa, leather, slight tobacco, and chocolate covered cherries. Finish is bittered nicely and hangs around for a while and barely reveals a sour tickle. Overall: I could drink this one all night. One tastey brew.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub. Chocolate and roasted malt aroma....Creamy chocolate and coffee taste is decent...not the best porter, but not the worst either. Worth trying.
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark mahogany body with a moderate tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, licorice, and chocolate with a dry finish.
DCJack (185) - Alabama, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
excellent porter, maybe one of my favorites.
Very smooth, but with the sharp bitterness you want from a porter.
jcwattsrugger (12140) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-pours a light tan head and brown/red tint. Aroma is chocolate/coffee-dark malt, caramel. Taste is chocolate/coffee-dark malt, caramel, some bitterness. Slight acidic. Good carbonation. Occasional.
omhper (23314) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2007 Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Transparently black, small head. Concentrated aroma of licorice and black currant. Dryish with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Crisp and very flavourful with notes of aniseed and plums. Finishes with medium bitterness. I really like the concentration of flavours in such a relatively light beer.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours clear dark red/brown. Light roasted, rusty aroma with chocolate. A bit milky. Honey sweetness. Salty liquorice hints with some saltwater/seafood. Good balance between the sweetness and the cocoa dryness in flavour. A bit peppery. Silky body. A dreambeer for those who likes beers that dosent stand out.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz. bottle with a bottled on date along the right side of label.
Poured a dark brown with a foamy, semi-creamy pale head that settled into a thin bubbly lacing, minimal amount of ringed, laced sticking.
Aromas of roasted chocolate malts, grainy and earthy with a subtle fruitiness.
Good carbonation and a malty crisp, dry, creamy medium bodied mouthfeel.
Tastes of roasted chocolate malty with light touches of caramel, an earthy hoppiness, a light sweet dark fruitiness and a dry grainy, malty finish.
Not a bad porter from Left Hand, nice drinkability on a cold, rainy midwestern fall night.