johnnnniee (3492) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dark brown with a bubbly tan head that dissipates quickly. Smells of chocolate, brown sugar, floral hops, and a bit of spicy yeast. Taste is roasty chocolaty molasses with a hop bite that is followed by an acridic bitter finish that makes this one unpleasant. Carbonation is a touch on the high side, mouthfeel is bubbly, body is medium. Its good until the finish then it just kinda gets ugly. I couldn’t finish this one.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark bruin body with a tan head 3 fingers deep with good retention. Mild chocolate sweet aromatics with a hint of bitterness and coco. Malty sweet and salty body, light chocolate, coco and a hint of licorice.
bobman006 (337) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours close to black with bottle conditioning sediment. Aromas of cocoa, caramel, coffee, toffee. Flavors of coffee, cocoa, toffee, tobacco. Too much astringent roast for the style. Slightly dry finish. Medium body with foamy mouthfeel and high carbonation. Way too much carbonation. Much better once it off-gases.
popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 pint 6fl oz bottle poured brown brew with tan head. Tons of sediment floating around like a snow globe. This porter is tamed with some nice hops. Great value in this beer.
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pours brown with a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of chocolate, coffee, chili pepper, as well as a touch of black pepper. Flavor shows the same with an additional hint of ash and metal. Yumm!
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is terrible. This is terrible. This is terrible. This is terrible. This is terrible.
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2011
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown pour. Ashy, tart, light raisin aroma. Flavor is thin, watery, toasty, light chocolate. Not so good.
Maverick34 (2876) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft from amity hall. A reddish dark kind of a watery mouthfeel. Ok but not a favorite
jasonp (1570) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very dark brown,almost black with a fizzy yet long lasting brown head. Slight nose of light roast a little caramel and earthy hops. Flavor starts off well - boldly roasty, some caramel and tons of hop bitterness. Ends harsh. Could use a little more smoothing out. Body is medium with at first fizzy carbonation but it settles down.
jimhilt (2541) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Explodes out of bottle with a five+ finger light tan head that takes forever to settle leaving chunky lace. Burnt coffee nose. Black color, no highlights. Fierce carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Flavor is dry, burnt coffee. Lingering burnt coffee aftertaste. Best by Nov 2010. $3.79 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.