solidfunk (6480) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly good. Very rich and robust roast malt aroma. Pungent and thick. Some light booze and caramel with a bite of bitter dark chocolate. Well balanced. Thick and rich on palate. Medium bitter finish. Bottle at Capital Lounge.
AdamT (266) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Black pour with mostly lasting frothy 1/4" thick tan head. Excellent lacing. Strong milk chocolate aroma, some coffee. Strong coffee and chocolate taste up front with a short medium chocolate and malt finish. Medium body, watery texture. Solid porter.
Dfonorow (1867) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a small tan head. Semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, slight dark fruit, roasted malts. Medium bodied, light carbonation.
zizzybalubba (1736) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA. Dark brown cola-like pour with a frothy khaki head. The rich chocolate aroma can easily be detected from several feet away. Really nice flavor of dark, yet creamy, chocolate, light espresso, and faint floral hops. The finish is rich but not too bitter. This is a damn good porter!
davey101 (750) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a tulip. Thanks Max! Pours a deep black with a finger of khaki foam that fades into thin edging. Nose is rather smokey with notes of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Taste is initially smoked malts but it then transitions into sweet chocolate and bitter coffee beans. Smooth and robust. Medium bodied and does a great job hiding the abv. A really solid no-frills porter.
Kinz (3625) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler fill from Aw Shucks. Poured a black brown, slight head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Full mouthfeel, fairly big, a bit more roast than expected, bordering on stout territory. Some faint fruitiness on the finish, undefined, but complementary of the malt show. Enjoyable brew, felt like I hadn’t had a beer like this in a long time. Liked this more than the score would indicate I think.
ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a pleasant, quietly powerful porter. Rich and chocolatey with ample coffee notes.
k0mpsa (2106) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Black color, brown head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, some sweet fruits. Nicely balanced, coffee, roasty and some hops.
WVBrU (61) - - JAN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, can’t see through glass. Little remaining head. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee smell. Malty and somewhat bitter. Full body with average carb and small bubbles. Strong all-around porter.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Commercial Tap House on 06/28/2011. Dark black body with a medium frothy light brown head. Sweet fruit and roast aroma. Slightly tart roast and fruit flavor with a dry finish. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.