BarossaLuke (549) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really drinkable porter, choc & espresso aroma medium bodied and nice smooth finish.
bytemesis (5557) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro tap. Pours clear deep ruby brown with a large creamy nitro tan head. Aroma is coffee, cigarettes, cocoa, cardboard. Flavor is about the same, light sweet and light bitter. Light body and watery.
thornecb (5123) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours mahogany-tinged black into a shaker. Tan head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Chocolate aromas. Dry with chocolate upfront turning to soy and espresso in the lasting finish.
thedm (5281) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a strong bubbly carbonation opaque cola brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The weak aroma was brown malt and mild chocolate. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a biting roasted malt aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of roasted malt chocolate and dark malt. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
crackedmachine (477) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with thin, brief, light-brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, a bit of coffee, chocolate. Flavor is similar: roasty, hints of chocolate and coffee. A bit of a quick, bitter bite in the finish. A straightforward, but excellently crafted porter.
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2013 One of the best North American Porters, This is a rich, robust porter, cleverly crafted to integrate the aromas and flavors of espresso coffee malt and bitter-sweet chocolate malt. Inspired by owner Brendan Moylans’ daughter Chelsea, this is an American-Irish Style Porter that dark beer drinkers will love
maxwelldeux (4268) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown with a very small head. Nose has some coffee notes to it, though I don’t find the smell extremely strong. Taste is strong like a good espresso, Nice find.
DeliriumT (418) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with little to no head. Smells toasty and tastes similar. Lacks a sweet or robust edge to make this more interesting
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from State Line. Pours a very dark brown color with a large frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate malts and a bot of coffee hidden behind a cherry/green apple note. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, nuts and a tart note. Medium bodied, quite fizzy. Not bad but maybe a little off.
ipamonger (78) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, with a cola like fizz that rests into a thin, beige head. Aroma of coffee, brown sugar, roasted malt. Taste is a good balance of sweet and bitter, like a really dark chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel. Slightly salty bitter finish. Could really go for some cheddar cheese with this one. Nice porter.