maxwelldeux (4079) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a small tan head on there. Nose seems to have soured a bit, as I get some sour fruit and bourbon notes, but little roasting. Taste is sour, and has a lot of cherry to it as well. Really not working for me at all.
Ratman197 (10640) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, cocoa and a hint of cola. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, roasted malt and light cola with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
DedicatedToFun (3557) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Decent porter, on tap at the los angeles beer festival, coffee, chocolate. No head though. Smells liked licorice and coffee. Moderately strong. Hint of apricot.
Ferris (6744) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Very light roast malts and chocolate. Jet black with a bubbly brown head. Light roast with a molasses. This is over carbonated and under flavored. A pop like dark beer.
adnielsen (9709) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Old World. Pours a dark brown appearance with a brown head. A bit nutty, chocolate, light coffee aroma. A bit fruity, rich dark chocolate, light caramel, toffee flavor. Best here but not that good.
chuktuk44 (5) - - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A well balanced porter, nicely roasted character with hints of chocolate and hazelnut, clean finish.
Jow (2443) - New York, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had at the huge bar across from Diamondbacks Stadium. Pours jet black with purplish head. Tastes of cola, oak, vanilla, chocolate, bitter coffee, and licorice. Nice carbonation and finish
Sublym (78) - Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok, heres the deal. I have almost givin up on this brewery several times. The bottled beer is awful, flat, old, ect., ect. They have bottling/carbonation issues for sure. If you drink the beers off of the tap at the brewery the beers are pretty good. I will only drink their beer at the brewery from now on.
NachlamSie (2898) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at the brewery. First of all, I find it unreal that this is scored a 20 on this site. I guess they must have real bottling issues. It may have helped that I drank it fresh at the brewery, but I found this to be one of the very best Arizona-brewed beers I tried. It’s a near black beer with a very sturday head. The aroma is rich with enough chocolate and coffee and a good, sharp hop presence for some balance. The palate is not as heavy as some other porters, but solid enough and slick. There are flavors of dark chocolate, pine, coffee and meat. This is an excellent porter.
DMLINAZ (309) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A 22 ounce bottle pours into a chilled stout glass with a rich, deep black hue but completely flat with no head. (I tried the remainder in a stemmed glass and got the same flat effect.) Aroma is very light, with coffee and malt. The taste is somewhat subdued, with rich coffee underneath, with little flavor up front and slightly more at the back end. There’s a tiny bit of chocolate. The label says there’s "just a touch of evil," but as ports go, this is rather tame and understated. Not bad, but not inspiring or especially either. There’s slightly more aroma and increased chocolate as it warms, but not much. I didn’t get any of the sourness, cherry, or vinegar that I read about in other reviews. I’d think I’d gotten an atypical or old bottle but I bought it at a Whole Foods in Tempe (just outside Phoenix, where it’s brewed) and drank it the same day.