Stine (1761) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Happy Gnome. Cola-ish in appearance, deep brown but almost transparent. Aroma is like ’black cherry’ cola with cream, and weirdly fishy. I taste black olive, prune, and oyster in this...interesting, but not in a winning way, quite. Mildly berry-ish finish that is generically thin and hollow. Not enough roast in this, or chocolate, or nutty flavor...it’s a decent beer, but not a decent porter.
guzzler67 (1670) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown appearance with a small tan head and light lacing. Roasted malt aroma; hints of caramel and bittersweet chocolate. Moderately sweet, lactose-like taste, along with some nuttiness. Light to medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel, but the palate was a bit too thin. Short lived, non- descript finish.
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 (1517) - 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 (12756) - 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 (12198) - 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 (23713) - 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.