Oakes (13270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown. Light cocoa nose with the faintest hint of nuts. Full body. Rich chocolate, light coffee. Rounded. Toasty finish. Surprising malt depth.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a moderate light tan head. Aroma of bitter-sweet chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor of sweet malt, watery coffee, and some roastiness.
argo0 (11955) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Minimal beige head atop a cola-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, some cherry/berry. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, coffee, some roast, earthy, light berry. Light-medium body, low carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2007
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle -pours a big foamy to rocky light tan head and black color. Aroma is deep chocolate malt. Taste is coffee/chocolate malt, acidic, some hops bitterness. Acidic and coffee aftertaste.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
dark brown, wispy beige head, bits of lace,
dry chocolate and roasted aroma,
rich chocolate flavor, only a hint of caramel sweetness, light roasted adds to the dryness and falls into a light bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
daknole (10111) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with a tan head. Aroma is very nice. Roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is nice. Roasty and toasty. Malty and light chocolae and coffee notes. Nice.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from TheBeerGod. Thanks! Also, my first South Carolina beer. Pours a medium brown with a small head. Chalky, earthy, slightly mocha aroma. Taste is very much peat and dirt. A hint of sweetness. A little thin.
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Pitch black beer with a mid-sized, frothy, beige head. Great retention. Chocolaty aroma with lesser notes of cola and toasted pistachios. Medium to full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Leans toward the burnt and bitter side of balance with lots of bittersweet dark chocolate and a charcoal undercurrent. Finishes bittersweet and chocolaty with very mild, cardboard-like oxidation. Bottle courtesy of TheBeerCellar!
shrubber85 (8630) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light sour milk, molasses malt aroma. Opaque black-brown color with small head. Smooth creamy chocolate malt flavor with a light hops finish. Lighter body. Smooth and clean tasting if a bit on the light side.
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Any first impressions?
-A ring resides around the opaque black.
-Rich black beans fill up the roastiness, for a tell-tale aroma of nourishment.
-Dark chocolate and roastiness coalesce in a simple but effective way.
-The creamy maltiness yields a rich body with a balanced use of the flavor spectrum.
What if you dig deeper?
-Citrusy, herbal hoppiness peers through the muscular roastiness, which whispers vegetal tones at times.
-Molasses deepen the dark chocolate’s sweetness.
-The dry and bitter ending comes from the friendly union of roasted maltiness and wooden hoppiness.
-This folks is a truly solid porter, nothing more, nothing less.
Bottle; no date.