philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at beer dinner. Pours opaque black with thin off-white head. Thin roast/smokey aroma. Flavor light salt, caramel carried by light body. Dry finish. This drinks almost like a lager. I wanted a deeper flavor and more body.
PhillyCraft (5340) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the source, pours black with small head, not much lacing. Notes are light chocolate, creamy malt, and pumpernickel bread. Light to medium body with lighter carbonation.
punkska101 (1601) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled@ pub A: Smoky, roasty, light chocolate app: pitch black minimal beige head med body short sweet finish. O: ok. The smoked malt ruin it all sadly and I tend to like porter a lot
Bulk_Carrier (3470) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample glass at Growler Garage. They had it labeled as a black IPA, but I see it labeled here as a porter and the more I think about it during my tasting, I have to agree with ratebeer. I think the bar has it wrong, anyways, here’s the rest.
The appearance was a black color with a bar pour’s kind of head (rating adjusted accordingly).
The smell had some roasty chocolatey malts with some coffee beans. There’s a nice sweet chocolatey aftertaste running into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in the body with a nice sessionable feel to it. Carbonation runs good as a Porter.
I’d have again, good stuff, but not a Black IPA.
bigda83 (777) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at the source. Pours a black color with nearly no head and very clear looking. Aromas hit the nose with coffee and caramel. Flavor follows the nose and is sweet. Light body and super thin texture for something listed as a porter. I was thinking it was more like a brown or possibly black ipa. Super thin and watery for a porter. Average carbonation and slight bitter finish.
AirForceHops (5876) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at LN. Indeed pitch black color, fast dying head. Aroma is ashy. Roasted grain and chocolate. The flavor starts ashy then turns into a light chocolate. Body is about right for the gravity, lean. Light lingering charred grain finish.
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Seems like this could have had some nice stuff to it, but it seemed like it was infected/going a bit sour, and that didn’t work for me.
Chalumeaux (936) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster at the source pours nearly black with a one finger tan head. Aromas of coffee caramel and funk. Taste is sweet with similar notes from aroma.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
New England Bucket List Trip Beer #115. Keg at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of smoke and roasted malt. The taste is smoke, nuts, roast, hints of dark fruit. Medium bodied, mild lingering roastiness.
tgncc (3085) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At Green Mountain Inn:
Aroma: roast, hops, odd
Appearance: deep black.
Flavor: roast, pine, perfume.
Finish: Roast, pine.
Medium, sort of thin in bodu.
jkwood04 (5214) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours hazy dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of light roasted malts, some notes of chocolate, pale malts, light dough and yeasty notes, and hints of floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A cool beer that’s pretty flavorful for how light it is.