beer_rookie (265) - USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is of roasted malts, burnt caramel and coffee...Appearance is very dark, black even, and has a thin tan head....Taste is really great. It’s sweet but coffee and cocoa balance out the taste to make it slightly bitter at times, but not too much so....Mouthfeel is quite smooth and clean, finishes slightly bitter and very lightly carbonated. Dang, it has a nice finish...Overall, I could take another one, it’s really really good!!
Onionkid (376) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark pour. Aroma is of toffee and roasted nuts. Taste is similar, with a coffee taste and crisp finish. Very tasty brew! 6.8% alcohol.
TXBadger (2230) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with light tan head. Coffee, roasted malt, and some raw cocoa on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just a little bittersweet chocolate.
Travlr (18676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of bitter cocoa, walnuts. Taste has coffee grounds, burnt toast, cocoa. very tasty.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Black body, slowly rising tan cream builds up slowly on top & seems to actually get lighter with time, appearing more light khaki in color after a while. Aroma is very nice; lovely, robust mixture of coffee beans, slightly roasted malt, burnt caramel, strong nuttiness, & an overcast of moderately sweet milk chocolate pulling everything together. Between the heft of the coffee & chocolate in the aroma, I could be convinced that this was brewed with adjuncts (but I don’t believe it was). Nice, deep roasted coffee bean flavor with a huge undercurrent of extremely dark cocoa. We’re talking 86% cacao midnight reserve. Dark, rich, & roasty with lightly nutty tones popping in & out. A hint of caramelized sugar & milky sweetness towards the back-end with a small touch of roasted malt & even a little smoke. I know this is a porter & not a stout, but even still, the mouth feel could use just a little more creaminess or body. This is a pretty damn tasty porter with robust aromas & flavors. Bravo.
Beachmaster (293) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a deep, dark brown, almost black. Moderate tan head which quickly fades into a disc, leaving no perceptible lacing. Nose is bittersweet chocolate and earthy hops. Taste is big on bittersweet dark chocolate, with just enough dry hop finish to balance very well. Nice long finish. Very, very good big robust porter.
deyholla (9265) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Urban Johnnie’s. pours near black with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dark grains and dark chocolate supported by roasted malts. Flavor has more roasted malts with bitter dark grains and a hint of bitter chocolate coming through.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Coffee and roast on the nose. Flavor is some coffee with malty toffee and some roast. Medium bodied. Nice smooth beer.
cheap (4888) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big thanks to Reggie Dunlap for this beer. Nice friendly black looking thing. Coffee fer sure in the aroma. Taste is like that of a porter with coffee, quite easy to take. Chocolate darkness in there too, but the choco is not forward. Yum yum in the tum. I liked this, thanks Kerry. Yes, an easy to take porter that does not lack personality. Decent finish of burnt coffee flavored old wet campfire wood.
srhoar (2) - USA - FEB 3, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Dark pour with amber sides. Little head little lacing. Deep flavor. Mainly chocolate and dark toasted malt. Not very hoppy. It is great in the style for a good drink after work.