cmc619 (501) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think I first sampled this at the Hops on the Hill beer/food festival in Green Bay/De Pere, summer 2012. I believe this one was paired with the mini chocolate cupcakes. Anyway, actually drinking straight from bottle (unusual for me) because I’m short a glass right now. This beer is delicious. Just a huge, rich, decadent porter. Chocolate, coffee, roast, everything is on full display. Not exactly sessionable, but this thing is a flavor bomb. Awesome. Tons of bitterness sticks on the tongue--straddles the line between hops and dark chocolate. Will need to try from a glass some time.
shigadeyo (3345) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Roasty, chewy, robust, judicious, creamy, bold, complex, immense..." Roasted malts, cocoa and dark chocolate, vanilla, dark rum alcohols; very dark brown, opaque; licorice, leather, semi sweet chocolate, barrel char, vanilla, milk chocolate finish; medium full body, creamy, smooth, mellow; really complex and deep flavors, excellent porter.
leaparsons (8976) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with an off white head. Peat with coffee and dark berries. Vanilla oak barrel with toffee and nutty black tea. Chocolate milkshake with funky notes. Spritzy yeast with spices. Dry, nutty finish, hints of bonfire. Very good.
Towey1989 (796) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) 6.7% Pours a black colour with a fizzy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and some caramel. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, slight lactose and some cherry. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A lingering, roasted bitterness in the finish. A robust, roasty porter which is very complex. Tastes similar to a milk stout but with a lot more body, like an imperial milk stout but overall a flavourful, but easy drinking, light porter. So weird but delicious.
CanIHave4Beers (3621) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours basically black with a big head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is rich and roasty without coming off as terribly sweet. It’s got a bunch of chocolate and some mild coffee, some light berry, and just a touch of chalk and dark fruit.
The flavor is very pleasantly roasty without displaying any manner of abuse with roasted malt bitterness. There is a nice mild bitterness throughout much of which seems hop driven. It’s not overly sweet, but certainly lightly so, it’s got a nice chocolate and mild caramel character to it and as it warms more berry comes out. The only thing that bugs me a little is that it’s boozy, like noticeably so it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if this were a 9% abv Imperial Porter. I’d love to see the same beer dialed down in alcohol by about 2% because everything else here is just delicious.
MadRobin (2436) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dino's Restaurant in Portage, WI.
Opaque, near black with a khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of dark roasted malt, roasted coffee, vanilla and chocolate.
Bittersweet taste of dark roasted malt, roasted coffee, cocoa, peat and vanilla.
Medium body and medium/high carbonization.
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miyauchi38 (879) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (974) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark black with an off white head. Nose is roasted malt with chocolate and coffee notes. Taste is semi-sweet with thick, creamy mouthfeel. Nice brew.
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HarryPlopper (47) - - MAY 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vanilla aroma. Nice dark color. Smooth mouth feel. Low carbonation. Sweet, vanilla taste, alight bitter aftertaste.
Ratman197 (11504) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, roasted malt, light coffee and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, earthiness and light cocoa with smooth dry lingering roasty finish.
BeerInHeaven (274) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours black with a medium tan head. aroma is malt, toast, hint of coffee. The taste is substantial. Dark malt, bitter coffee. Heavy. Long bittersweet finish. Good beer, but I wouldn’t want to session it all night.