tectactoe (1709) - 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 (110) - 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 (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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 (1592) - 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 (4014) - 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.
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holy aroma Batman! Deep dark brown pour with light tan head. Aroma is roasty with strong overtones of dark fruit and berry. Flavor is soft roast with some mild bitterness, cocoa, nutmeg. Dry finish. Yes please.
PhilJackson80 (308) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2014 12 oz Bottle. The beer pours black in color with a very thin tan head. The aroma has coffee, toffee, roasted, little licorice. The taste was slightly sweet upfront followed by little bitter finish. Overall a good porter.
MartzMimic (84) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown from the bottle with a small foamy head that dissipates reasonable quickly. Aroma is chocolate with coffee. Chocolate, coffee and malt are pretty balance, with only a bit of bitterness. Medium mouth with a decent amount of carbonation. Not a bad porter at all.
Beerenberger (1419) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of chocolate and toasted malt. Pours a dark brownish black with a none lasting tan head and minimum lacing. The taste is chocolate, malts with a slight bitter coffee ground-like bitterness in the finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. Overall, a very respectable porter.
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