EithCubes (5249) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose of light coffee and roast malt, chocolate, cocoa, light tang. Pours dark brown-black with a rocky tan head. Taste light-medium sweet, very low bitterness, low tang but a nice feel of twist/semi-pucker in the mouth. Roast and chocolate as above. Fullish body. Very solid double porter, hides its alcohol well.
floydslip (261) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque tootsie roll brown beer with a medium foamy beige head that is a bit darker around the perimeter. Roasted nose of caramelized sugar, candied nuts, and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is actually quite mild for a porter, but that doesn’t mean it’s boring. It has a light toasty malt bitterness followed by some deep chocolate, and then ends with a subtle sourness. None of the flavors is particularly strong, but they offset each other nicely. A good porter for people who prefer lighter beers or those who want a change of pace.
g6736 (7) - Warwick, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice porter with chocolate notes it’s slightly sweet. Had it on Draft at Daniel O’connells in Alexandra VA.
downender (7054) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at a restaurant in Alexandria, November 2013. decnet black coffee and plain chocolate notes, before some roasty malts and dryish finish. Very good.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body appears an opaque black, but some murky chestnut hues can be seen slightly through the edges. Upon closer inspection I can clearly see sediment, which is odd. The head is tall an persistent though, very dense and pillowy. The head very slowly dissipates unevenly into a dense and short khaki covering.
Aroma: The aroma is a bit weak, but syrupy bittersweet chocolate comes to mind immediately with a sweet malt backing. There’s a very slight hint of roasted malts and some figs hiding in the back as well.
Taste: The intro quickly shows some fig and dark chocolate that runs through the mid-taste and almost completely through the finish. The chocolate becomes a bit sweet by the end and a light roast is noted. Throughout fig flavors underlie everything, accenting the dark malts nicely. A sweet, sort of sugary, chocolate lingers for a moment, perhaps some brown sugar. This leans sweet but it’s not too far off balance.
Palate: Full-bodied, almost chewy.
Overall: This is a solid porter and I would likely sing praise if I didn’t know of Founders or Great Lakes. This holds it’s own with them and I wouldn’t be surprised to see some prefer this beer. I find this to be skewed a little sweet, but very drinkable with a nice ABV. This would go well with light desert.
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full bodied dark brown medium head when poured from a bottle. Chocolate coffee aftertaste. Very good beer.
Imaena (2086) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Black Finn in Vienna VA. This is a solid down the line porter that hits all of the stylistic marks.
gripweed57 (1004) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Opaque black color with a medium-sized bubbly tan head. Rich mocha malt nose. Creamy roasted malt flavor has notes of cocoa and coffee. Balanced nicely with spicy hops in the finish. This is very straight-forward tasty porter.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown, near black, with medium tan head and light lacing. Nose of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, coffee. Medium body, sweet and roasty. Light bitterness and carb. Nice porter.
Bamsen78 (4455) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Fire Works, Arlington, VA. Pours cloudy very dark brown with small tan head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel, coffee and roast. Roasty flavour with malty and caramellish notes. Warming but unobtrusive alcohol presence. Sourish aftertaste of coffee beans. Very well balanced. Very good.