krumbum (402) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A choco-nut smell. So dark it can block out the sun with a medium viscosity. Taste starts out sharp nutty but ends with coco undertones and fades nicely. Light and wet on the palate for a dark beer. Over all a nice take on a porter.
DavidWoodruff (387) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark Brown with small tan head.
Aroma: Dark dried fruit and cocoa.
Flavor: Roasted malt, coffee, licorice.
Palate: Full bodied, creamy texture.
Overall: Excellent porter, though expected a bit more alcohol.
Ron (2344) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9 oz bottle. Marked down to $3 at BOTW. Dark ruby color, decent expresso head. Coffee beans and wet straw in the nose. Light roasty flavor with some coffee and chocolate. A bit harsher in the finish than most porters.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with virtually no head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, malts. Taste is sweet malts, some light sourness, light coffee. Barely medium body, lively carbonation sweet sticky, dry finish.
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is is coffee, malts and a hint of an astringent element. The flavor is coffee, malts, dark fruit, a medium off-note and an acidic finish.
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, unfiltered. deep brown body with a small mocha colored head. black patent malt consumes the nose (charcoal, soy sauce, licorice, ink). rich, sticky, chewy and somewhat oily texture; medium-high bitterness; medium-full body; some burnt grain astringency; medium-low carbonation with soft froth across the middle as the body thins across the back in a drying finish. residual oiliness coast the mouth with inky wood char and burnt clack currant esters.
AirForceHops (2708) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased @ Julio’s Liquors for $6.59 and worth every penny. Pours dark brown to black in a snifter with fast dissipating tan head. The taste is roasted with coffee, milk chocolate, caramel, and a light hop to give it a just a touch of bitterness. Medium body leaning on the fuller side. It was a nice desert beer and was perfect after dinner. Maybe this beer has changed over time because I don’t understand so many poor ratings. It truly tasted above average and I would drink it again.
maxwelldeux (3052) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love this one. Dark, strong coffee flavors coming through, yet light for the type of beer. A great find.
Sammy (8092) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with virtually no head retention. Lightly roasted aroma. Fuller mouthfeel. Bold spicy taste, cardamon, a tad of ginger. Very good drinkability.
Cunningham (4000) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2012 Bottle. Black colour, and a beige head. Raisin and coffee nose. Complex flavour, roast barley, fruity, nutty, hoppy.