Prufrockstar (980) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Mdaschaf. Roasty aroma, nicely balanced between chocolate and piney hops. Black color, ample tan head. Taste follows nose, with chocolate, good bitter hoppy bite but with a a really nice, roasty pervasive malty backbone. Medium body, moderate carbonation, medium-length roasty finish. Overall: An unexpected and delicious treat. Thanks to Mdaschaf for sharing this!
books2brl (10) - - 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 (1745) - 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 (769) - Frazer, 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 (72) - 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.Itís black big and bad and black and delicious.
Derek881 (1008) - St. Petersburg, Florida, 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 (1159) - 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
tmoreau (2445) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 16.9 oz. bottle poured to snifters, displaying a black/brown hue, with a frothy, brownish tan layer of head foam, and spots & strands of lacing that appeared a light tan on the glass. The aroma was expressive roastiness, maybe some coffee, but mainly bakerís chocolate, a little caramel, substantial malt, and a mild, woody scent. Medium to full bodied, with softer carbonation, but nice creaminess to the mouthfeel, the taste offered a compatible bitterness, with palatable astringency, and a bit of trailing smoke. Smooth & very tasty!
NeuroPliny (151) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 500cc bottle. Pours dark brown black with a generous tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, expresso, burnt malt, and spices. Flavour is cocoa, molasses, coffee, hazelnut, roasted malt, caramel, and hops on the finish. Great porter!
VertBaconStrips (2083) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
stupid ass computer treating me like iím on fucking dial up - gotta tell the neighbour to get off the party line. smells quite good - rich and coffeelike with a steady roast with chocolate notes. itís 11:58...what the hell am i doing? Listening to a conversation about NY deliís is not helping. slight granular sugar, oats, earth, dry. 1/4 glass and feeling it - nothing better than beer directly after doing a cardio workout as a recovery attempt. So easily drinkable and smooth with just the right amount of carbonation. soft blend of mild bitterness that was not quite related to the coffee, early and mid taste fleeting fruitiness, dry roast minus that annoying sweetness that I hate, dark chocolate stuck between milky and 85% and bakers, suckable alcohol note, suckable deep roasty things, oatmeal, same words as other beers but just on another level. Went from feeling off after 1/4 beer to power reviewing by doing sips every 30 seconds. I know this is good but I canít quite understand why itís so much better - thatís an interesting problem. Brad will be here at some point beyond my endless sleep at work - you donít need pants - I know how complicated putting those things on can be for you.
EricTeusink (691) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jealous that this beer is apparently just lying on the shelves here in Charleston. Pours darkest brown with tan head. Scent is coffee and Reeseís Peanut Butter Cup. Sweet front mild bite back. Thick. Bottle - Bottles - Mt. Pleasant, SC