KyotoLefty (6643) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with lace. Nose of brown sugar, light roast, some fruit and veggies, caramel, raisin. Robust flavor, berries, chocolate, alcohol and spice. Decent.
maekchu (2250) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks to Chris H. Pleasant chocolate ans sugary aroma. Dark brown, some lace. Flavors are same as above, both quite mild. Medium-thin body. Not bad, but quite light all around.
Beerenberger (1519) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. Taste is of grain, coffee, and yeast. Medium bodied with approprate carbonation. Overall, a dry porter but enjoyable.
SpringsLicker (3164) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a tan head.
Roast malt aroma, cocoa powder, coffee.
Rich roasty flavor, roast malt bitterness.
I’d like a little less bitterness in this.
Daytonbeer (654) - Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is very light nutty chocolate. Taste is very good...dark chocolate, coffee, malts, and alcohol. Best of the Port City beers so far.
jeremytoni (3008) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Light sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.
queenholly (3007) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet chocolate, coffee malt, and dark fruit aroma. Black brown with a large brown head, suspended chunky tan sediment, nice lacing. Chocolate, coffee, prune, and light earthy flavor. Medium body, flat carbonation.
strongpieman (1529) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Heavy rich porter. Aroma is a strong coffee softened by chocolate. Dark brown, thick, some carbonation. A very good porter, on the heavier side for the style.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Black color. One finger of frothy tan head. Retention is below average, but a short ring of lacing is left nonetheless.
4.5 S: Wow is this powerful. Unyieldingly grainy with equally potent chocolate. Toasty after that. Mild roastiness. Coffee with cream. I love the nose on this. It’s both bold and well integrated.
4.5 T: Taste is just as impressive. Again a HUGE graininess. This is certainly the grainiest porter I’ve ever had and I love it. Lots of chocolate with coffee with cream underneath. Again just a mild roastiness, but it works so well. Sweet, hearty neutral maltiness. Just so good. Love this.
5.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Both creamy and silky smooth. Awesome here.
5.0 D: This is one of those beers that you need to buy lots of random beers to find a hidden gem. This is a hidden gem. I could drink this all damn night. I think SteveFinny sent me this, which means I’m even more indebted to him than I already am. This is a killer beer. Get it, drink it, love it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-22-2012 02:07:28
Huhzubendah (2638) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Evening Star Cafe in Alexandria, VA.
The beer appears opaque and nearly black in color. The light tan colored head is about a finger thick and fades to a thin, wispy layer after a few moments, leaving a fair amount of lacing behind it. The aroma brings roasted malt and light coffee notes, as well as melted chocolate. I found the flavor very enjoyable, with everything I detected in the aroma coming together nicely in the flavor profile. The feel was a bit on the thin side for a dark beer weighing in at 7.5%, but overall, I thought this was a good offering from a solid new local brewery.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-01-2011