Drake (10507) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Bruisin. Pours a dark brown color with a large frothy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, nutty notes, mild tobacco and very faint fruits. The taste is nutty notes, sesame, roasted malts, chocolate, faint brown sugar and even fainter hops. Thin-medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness, low carbonation. Overall pretty solid.
DrSilverworm (8546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on tap at Barley’s during RBWG 2014. Dark brown color. Leaves good, thicker lace. Nice earthy hop in the nose, good dark chocolate malty [fruit]. Awesome texture. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Medium-plus body. Moderate bigger bitter taste, little sweet. Very nice hoppy porter. Hint of nice light dark fruit to it, well balanced with the hops.
phaleslu (7536) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Barley’s in Asheville. Pours a coffee brown with a beige ring for a head. Roasted and toasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, and dust. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a roasty mouthfeel. Finishes dry. Nice, simple porter.
jcnielsen (2585) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Barley’s in Asheville. Pours a black color with white head. Chocolate, coffee, roasty flavors. Alright, but lacking a little something.
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barley’s - Asheville. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt with light coffee notes, prunes and figs with earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 medium sweetness, lightly bitter, clear, black, creamy head, full body, average carbonation, long finish,
DedicatedToFun (3935) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall decent porter, not as good as the stout but dark, robust porter is just what I needed
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Pours a very black color with a moderate tan head. Nice little roasted and coffee notes to the nose. Light and easy drink. Very tasty.
thornecb (4822) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black into a shaker. Mocha head with good retention recedes to coat surface. Chocolate and espresso aromas. Smooth with earthy chocolate and espresso in the lasting finish.
DiarmaidBHK (3724) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at BrixxChapel Hill. Pours very dark brown with half an inch of khaki foam. Not much on the nose. Fairly prominent chocolate notes on the tongue. Clean finisher.