dlovell2 (1805) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bomber. Dark Brown with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt smokiness, chocolate and coffee. Creamy mouthfeel. Roasted malt start with sweet caramel and milk chocolate. Finish is coffee and slight hop bitterness. Rich roasted malt goodness.
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a bottle while in Chicago. It pours into a very dark brown almost black color. A medium darkness mocha colored head. A slightly roasty hop nose with a chocolate coffee mixed in. A nice fresh and clean feel and taste is what I really notice first. You can tell it’s real quality ingredients. A solid roasty light coffee flavor. An aftertaste of a light chocolate with a creamy finish. A very nice feel. Nice and soft all around. Smooth on the mouth. Overall a nice coffee hopped bitterness with a great mouthfeel. Drinkable and long lasting. Good stuff.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz. bottle. Pours black with a moderate light brown head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Very pleasant aroma of chocolate with a bit of coffee and mild roast as well. Very flavorful with ample chocolate, mild roast, and bit of coffee. Superb mouthfeel; well rounded and supersmooth on the palate. Silky. One of the best porters I have come across.
rederic (3256) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, deep brown color, with a thick creamy tan-colored head, Nice chocolate chip cookie dough, brown chocolate, chocolate ice cream, molasses cookie, brownie nose, with some cocoa powder, chocolate pie, light biscuity, roasted,black, chocolate, caramelized malt accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good fruity yeast, chocolate cake dough, brown chocolate, brownie, burnt dark dried fruit, mild black coffee, dark bitter chocolate character, with some roasted, chocolate, toasted,biscuity malty, faint burnt fruitcake, mint leaf, raw cocoa powder flavours, leading towards a fruity yeastiness, chocolate cake dough, dark bitter chocolate, burnt chocolate cake, burnt fruitcake, light coffeeish, cocoa, lingering roasty malt bitterness finish.
books2brl (15) - - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Complex roasty porter with citrus forward hops. Definitely worth a taste. I really liked it very much and would be happy to drink that again.
weihenweizen (3187) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle, February 25, 2014, a few months past the recommended date on bottle, poured into a snifter. Pours black with medium beige head. Aroma is light vanilla, medium body, low carbonation, and some thin small-bubble lacing. Taste is roast, some dark chocolate, oats, herbal hops, and vanilla finish.
60minuteman (1358) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really in your face aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and hops, wheat and oak. Medium body, carbonated, somewhat bitter. Taste is very similar to smell. Dark roast abundant, dominant components of cacao and coffee are refreshing and balanced.
canuck_j (80) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark and black with a big tan head. Aromas as it warms are, coffee, herb, roasty, chocolate, coffee, nuts. Has a big blast of, roasty coffee to begin, with an aftertaste of, caramel, chocolate, nuts, toast. Low carbonation but a slick tongue feel quite a thick palate.It’s black big and bad and black and delicious.
Derek881 (1253) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a thick pour and black color with slight deep brown hues and a very large foamy-creamy dark tan head with very good retention, respectable cling and lacing. Its aroma featured a sweet roasty chocolate scent along with some toffee, caramel, and touches of molasses paired with full-bodied earthy and grainy hops. The taste had a full, rich roasty chocolate sweetness mixed with some light earthy and bready bitterness, and light notes of dark fruits and coffee. The body was exceptionally wet and creamy with a very smooth mouthfeel without much carbonation and a slight presence of alcohol and warmth at the end. Great beer, thanks for the birthday present, Siobhan!
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle courtesy of Tyson, served in a stem glass. Pours deep chestnut with a moderate tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has big notes of smoke and roasted malts, along with espresso, chocolate, earth, herbal hops and subtle spice. The flavour is slightly sweet with roasty-smoky malts up front. Soft caramel notes come through in the middle, along with subtle hops. The finish is long and spicy with big roasted malts. On the palate it is medium in body with a dryish texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a nice smoky porter with prominent roastd malts. 2014-09-09