Minderbinder (3232) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black with medium beige head. Very nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, very slight stable. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, bitterness, sugar, very faint ashes. Palate: Full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Pretty good in the morning. Nice. Niiice.
puboflyons (3019) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Milly’s. The pour is very dark and almost black with a creamy, frothy tan head. The aroma is of oatmeal, hops, and malts. A heavy and creamy mouthfeel that gave me a tan moustache. The taste had a good level of hops and oatmel. It was smooth altogether.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Re-rate: A definite chlorine/chemical taste from my hometown water supply. Ughh. First rating: Starts off smooth and mellow, ends with an intense, rich, roasty flavor that never seems to go away. The addition of hops is also present in the end. I'll be drinking this a lot in the near future.
malrubius (2519) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Un Dun. Bottle filled completely tot the lip. Black with tan ring and a little lace. Coffee chocolate and dark bread aroma with only a hint of fruit or oat tang. Rich roasted coffee and chocolate with some very mild fruity sweetness and roasted woody earty smoky ashy bitterness. Full body. Seems like it could use a touch more internal carbo. Not sure if that is a function of the overfilled bottle. Also have no idea how old it is since I’ve recently purchased some ancient and gross beers at Un Dun. Anyhow, very good, could have been excellent.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is black with thin tan head...smell is a little roasty, rather boring...taste is just some weak roastiness...little watery....
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours black with copious foam. Aroma is subtle tones of roasted malt, chocolate, and molasses. Flavor was of deeply roasted malt, and a slight finish of hops. A bit light and watery on the mouthfeel- good for sessioning but not nearly as rich as the style commands. Similar in many ways to their General Stark Porter.
BroSpud (2025) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2016 22oz bottle purchased from Top Shelf in Hampton. Poured black with no head. Slightly sweet and slightly sour. Not sure the bottle we got was fresh or properly handled, it seemed a bit off. Just OK.
2/3/16: Another taste, this time from can. Slightly better than the mishandled bottle but still not impressed.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tasted at brewpub with dirtymike. Pours a near black with an off white head. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Bitter and roasty taste up front with chocolate, coffee, tart fruit coming through in the middle with a firm, lasting citrus hop finish with roasty bitterness.
Goodgrief (1978) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub. Pour is dark nitro looking pour. Creamy head and tons of lacing. Strong roasted flavor with a lot of oatmeal amd some milky lactic notes, which doesn’t help me enjoy it. It’s still pretty good, though. Thick and chewyy but still really smooth and creamy.
gregwilsonstl (1945) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Beautiful dark black. No head, but some lacing. Tasted before heading to a blind porter tasting set up for me to decide on some wedding beers (Exciting!) Not terribly sweet for being a sweet stout. Finishes somewhat dry in fact. Under 5% was a nice surprise. Thx johnnnniee!