STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Two finger head, dark creamy brown head, initial chocolate aroma then something sweet, cocoa flavor with oily mouthfeel and a alcohol finish.
juiceisloose (1165) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown almost black in color and topped by a small, smooth layer of khaki colored foam that shows good rentention and slowly settles to a thin film. The aroma shows notes of bitter, dark chocolate, roasted malts, mocha, fudge, and a hint of smoke. The flavor follows with the dark chocolate and roasted malts up front to go with mocha, fudge, and a touch of ash and smoke. Some piney hops add a touch of bitterness on the back end as well. Medium bodied and slick on the mouthfeel with balanced carbonation that leads to a slightly dry, roasty, and chocolate finish. This is a damn fine Porter that is a straight forward and well executed. Really good stuff here.
jmm635 (954) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a creamy, light brown head that leaves nice lacing. Light coffee, dark chocolate, and a touch of smoke on the nose. Sweet flavor with good mouthfeel. Maybe the best porter I’ve tasted.
walrussell (190) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with a brown tinged head. Smells like caramel, roastiness, cereal, a little coffee, spice, and citrus. Fairly dry, a little sour, moderately bitter, full body, with a fine grained, pillowy head. Taste is like the aroma with just a touch of ash.
neepsntatties (1460) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Rick G from Lardo. Colour...basic black with a thin tan head. Nose...roasted malt and malt floorings with notes of dried walnut. Palate...plush feel and velvety texture with sharply tinted malt and dry, toasty nuts. The finish is crisp and baked with pilot bread and chocolate wafers.
altonbrownd (4376) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beer, Wine & Co. Dark brown body with slight head. Nose is sweet, chocolate and toffee. Taste is lots of chocolate, malts, mocha. Nice chalky finish.
NikkTwist (2094) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Moriartys. Opaque black pour that started with a scoop of frothy tan foam that reduced to a thick ring and splashes of lace. Medium body, though not particularly creamy or silky. Glossy dark chocolate flavors with notes of coffee, liquorice and vinyl. Hints of charcoal grill and cigarettes. Flavors run wide but not too deep.
LilBeerDoctor (3543) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate. Flavor of bitter chocolate, chocolate fudge, roasted malt, burnt malts. Tasty stout, fairly standard/simple.
cmacklin (478) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 m bottle. Pours an opaque, dark brown, almost black with a huge brown head that laces. Roasted malt aroma with dark chocolate, liquorice and a light ashy note. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and liquorice with a light dry, bitter, ashy finish. Full body with a thick, chewy texture and soft carbonation. Very tasty.
radiomgb (2544) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Binny’s in Chicago, Illinois. Near black in colour with a thin tan head, good lacing. The aroma is of chocolate, roasty, cakey and sweet. The flavour is lightly sweet, lots of dark chocolate, some roasted malts, oats, chalky. Finishes long, sweet. Full bodied.
Ktwse (2881) - SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear deep brown with two fingers of tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, light coffee, nuts. Taste is chocolate and vanilla sweet with a light coffee bitter finish. Light to medium body, creamy, with soft carbonation.