Sammy (8026) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, dark brown with a beige head. Earthy lightly roasty aroma. Lots of lace. Drinkable. I would like more mouthfeel. Lots of licorice, hops and roast.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Best damn beer store. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Some solid roasted malt on the nose. Dry, biterís bakerís chocolate on the tongue. Finishes well with a slight linger. Solid.
DruncanVeasey (6811) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from Cask ní Flask, San Jose, CA. Glossy mahogany appearing pitch with a huge swell of grey-tan foam. Slightly saliva-prompting scent of fresh blackcurrant, cinder toffee, filter coffee dregs and high cocoa milk chocolate. Mousse-like body bearing blackcurrant and chocolate goodies; fine-sieved cocoa roast, Neopolitan ice cream, charred nut- everything underpinned by juicy crisp curry leaf and orange hop. Properly balanced porter, leaning towards BIPA. Top drop.
marcus (5887) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a distinct chocolate and coffee flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish. Lots of flavor.
popery (1231) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a little bit of ruby to it. Appears to have little cloudiness but itís hard to tell with the fairly dark color. Big khaki head. Lots of fine bubbles. Good retention with some lacing. The aroma is big on chocolate and caramel. Itís a nice mix of milk chocolate, cocoa and gooey caramel. The taste isnít as sweet as I expected from the aroma. Lots of chocolate but itís pretty dry. Thereís a roast, coffee flavor. Mild caramel. A touch of herbal hop bitterness in the finish. Despite the dryness, the mouthfeel is fairly creamy. Nice fullness to the beer. Iím not blown away, but this is a solid porter.
bhensonb (10203) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Bobbyís in Santa Clara, CA. Pours very dark brown with a big foamy tan head. Aroma is dark milky chocolate and dark malt. Med body or better. Flavor is mostly chocolate, some less than dark malt, and something suggesting citrus hop. Or floral/earthy hop. Hard to pin that down. Decent drink.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Dry roasted grain aroma and taste with hints of chalk, citrus, and coffee.
beertholomeus (484) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with tan head. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and caramel aromas. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee flavors. Roasted finish.
joeneugs (2780) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Caps & Taps. It pours a nice dark brown color with ruby tinged edges. The aroma is roasted coffee, toast and chocolate. Very bitter with a bit of hard roasted malt in the finish. Overall, a bit harsh but respectable.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black-brown beer with a tan head. Roast and nutty malt aroma with light chocolate. Grapefruit and roast flavor with malt. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and roast linger with nuttiness, light caramel, and light chocolate.