RCx240 (114) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark chocolatey brown, tan head. Aroma is that of chocolate and roasted coffee. Taste is robust, roasty, chocolatey and had a slight hint of hop floralness. Body is a little on the lighter side, very creamy. Great beer!
GreatDane1632 (938) - USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle purchased at Binny’s -- Poured a dark brown with little tan head. Aroma is nice, flavor is very robust and intriguing. A very good porter for sure.
jcr (2320) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep brown/black body. Large, frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla, light burnt notes, cocoa powder, coffee. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, moderate carbonation. Nice balance between sweet malts and roasted malt/hop bitterness. Light acidity, tartness in the finish. Light graphite taste, but probably due to the age of the beer. Good beer.
geologyguy (945) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great smokey smell but near camp fire, smooth dark malt taste, slightly bitter hoppyness
jeremyh70 (873) - Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark chocolate color with a nice light tan head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and can detect the oats. Taste has chocolate with a hint of sweetness that fades into a nice smooth roastiness. Brewed coffee flavor and a blend of mild hop and roast bitterness, along with some oat character in the background. Finished with mild roastiness and bitter. Mouthfeel was creamy with a medium/full body and moderate carbonation. Smooth, rounded flavors that cominent each other perfectly. Top notch Porter.
kambei70 (772) - - OCT 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bottle. Dark brown with a thick, dense dark tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and a fresh, damp earthiness. Taste is roasty with milk chocolate and a nice brewed coffee bitterness. All the tastes combine perfectly. Mouthfeel is full, round and smooth. Wonderful porter.
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dlovell2 (1185) - 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 (906) - 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 (3565) - 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 (3207) - 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.