italianjohn (2411) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber/brown pour with thin off white head and light sticky lacing ... aroma of roasted, caramel and chocolate malts .... taste is chocolatey with a nice caramel and lightly roasted malt .... nice balanced flavors ... mouthfeel is a little slick and body isn’t too thin for a porter .... finishes dry and malty .... nice easy drinking porter abv hidden very well
youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with a large khaki head, a lot of foamy lacing sticks around. Super-sweet aroma of chocolate, malt, and caramel. Taste follows - maybe a little too sweet, and the booziness isn’t balanced in the taste. Good enough, but probably wouldn’t buy again.
buxtron (4) - - MAR 1, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose: roast coffee, dark roasted malt. Occasional floral/herbal notes.
Taste: lots of dark roast coffee. Just enough bittering hops. Good mouth feel, not too syrupy.
reberiii (385) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2013 Coffee bitter like taste. Solid porter, but lacking a bit of mouth feel. Malt in the middle, but only slight.
gnoff (8035) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 fl oz bottle at Abraxas, Miami Beach, on December 2, 2012.
Clear dark brown color, huge rocky tan head. Sweet, spicy, herbal scent. Smoke, mineral, malty, toffee taste. Coffee aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Very spritzy mouthfeel.
When drinking from the bottle instead of the glass it grows a lot in the mouth. Some dough scent too.
I think this bottle was a bad one.
jw0406 (846) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz botte pour a dark brown color with a medium off white head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Medium bodied with coffee cand chocolate up front, smooth.
jjgmd (1585) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark mahogany brownish black, with a large foamy head. Nose is malty and chocolate. Taste is malty with a nice chocolate taste, not over the top regarding sweetness. Carbonation is soft, with a medium texture. Finish is dry, and finishes light despite the ABV. Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1520) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan head and sweet aroma of roasted malt. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel with a bitterness and roasted flavor in the finish. Average porter.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle $2 at Beverage World in Ft. Oglethorpe. Dark black-brown, which is it? Smells roasty and in line with the style. Taste was rich, almost sweet, too much alcohol for a porter in my opinion but this was still not a chore to drink and tasted just fine. I would just prefer a porter at 5% abv so I can have more than one.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-26-2010 23:16:24
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a decent mahogany with a nose of cocoa cigar wrapping, roasted nuts, light caramel, and a touch of tobacco. Flavor is a sweet and ever-so-light smoky caramel with pipe tobacco essence and a touch of toffee. Average mouthfeel. Not bad.
Earlier Rating: 12/22/2007 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle from The Beer Cellar. Thanks!
Pours a beautiful, rich brown/black with an aroma of coffee and cigarette ash. Flavor is a rush of coffee bitterness and cocoa. Tobacco makes an appearance between sips. Nice mouthfeel; flavors are spread well. I want more of this. This is good stuff.