adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz bottle. Pours a dark cola with a medium sized tan-light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, oats and light charr. Taste of roasted malt, oats, prunes, dark chocolate notes and charr.
GT2 (7108) - Riverslime, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL from ChurchKey for $16. Okay, I love this brewery so it’s worth it. Pours a clear, deep sepia to blacker. Thick, rocky, massive mocha foam. Big lacing. Nose is hoppy, piney, sappy, some strawberry ice cream, raw ’animal’. Taste is cherry, sugar, pine, semisweet chocolate chunk, coffee/dark chocolate/lemon acid. Sessionable, fluffy body. Lactic acid balance. Simple, delicious. Can go no wrong here.
Ernesto987 (3041) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow this is some tasty stuff. Very deep rich thick body, Black roasted malts, dry finish. This is great stuff by a great brewery.
TheEpeeist (3057) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16.9 oz bottle. Dark brown with a smooth beige head. Nose is coffee, cocoa and hay; soft but rich. Silky and creamy, melts away to a tang with a clean resiny bite. Taste is coffee bean, dark chocolate and pine with hints of licorice and earth. Luscious and sexy then brash and spicy. Reminds me of Thisted Limfjords.
mcberko (4844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is dominated by oats, with some dry cocoa powder and feint black coffee notes. Flavour is very robust for a porter, with the oats dominating, followed by dry cocoa powder, and more of the oats. The finish is, again, dominated by the oats, as well a hint of coal. A highly drinkable, simple, but well-constructed, robust porter. Great stuff.
Steve_0 (1931) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man!! Pour is hazy deep brown with a big brown head and great lacing. Earthy hops, pine, cocoa, coffee, bread, rye, vanilla, and oak in the aroma. Taste is dark chocolate, vanilla, wood, spice, caramel, and toffee with a medium bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Super smooth and hoppy porter; really tasty stuff. Thanks buddy!!
adnielsen (7596) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Stephen’s house, courtesy of Lukaduke. You are neato, Luke. Pours a dark brown/black appearance with a lasting dark brown head. Big roasty dark chocolate, coffee, burnt malty, light vanilla, pretty hoppy aroma. Fairly piney, light minty, dark chocolate, coffee, somewhat caramel, somewhat spicy flavor. Kick ass brew.
piscator34 (1843) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Dark brown in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of dark chocolate, roasted malt, a bit of caramel and minerals. A great blend of flavors in the mouth with notes of pale and caramel malt, more chocolate and minerals, along with a bit of oat and some subtle pine all coming together. Medium bodied with a toasty and slightly chalky finish. Very solid overall.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a dark black with a finger of chocolate colored frothy head atop. The head fades fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted dark chocolate malts, coffee, some citrus and earthy hops, and a bit of lactose sweetness.
T - Starts off with a mix of roasted chocolate malts with some light citrus hops and a bit of lactose sweetness. Through the middle, some coffee comes through with a touch of molasses, some earthy hops, and a touch of black licorice. The finish is a mix of dark chocolate malts, roasted coffee, earthy hops, black licorice, and a touch of lactose sweetness.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, roasted, and lightly sweet finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really nicely balanced porter. Just the right body and a great balance of malts.
bblack99 (525) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9oz bottle from Liquor Stop in Tyngsborough, MA -- bottled 11/25/12 (freshness!). Pours near-black with a moderate beige head. Cocoa and caramel fill the nose, just as chocolate overwhelms the taste buds. The "chewy" description fits, as this is a very rich, robust porter. Oats provide a smooth velvety mouthfeel, rounding out this great porter.