deaconmike (417) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Florentine in Chicago. Deep brown pour with creamy tan head with moderate lacing. Fairly typical porter - roasted malts, chocolate and notes of ripe fruit. Nice mouthfeel and smooth drinking. Enjoyable beer.
pablo951 (486) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had it out of a can, poured a dark coffee color with a thick expresso colored head and even lacing. The taste is a delicious mild chocolate coffee that goes down very smooth.
ChiGuy68 (440) - Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from a 12oz. can. Poured opaque dark brown with a full, frothy brown head with even lacing. Well layered taste of malt with a hint of chocolate.
Dfonorow (1707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is black with a bubbly two-finger wide white head. Aroma is of toasted and roasty malts, some light fleeting sweetness, and a touch of coffee. Flavor is well balanced but leans towards the bitter coffee notes. Vanilla and chocolate are also present but subdued. A bit harsh, alcohol shines through.
jmagnus87 (2857) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz can poured into a shaker. Pours almost black with a finger of dark brown head. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is light bitter coffee and chocolate with a hint of burnt caramel. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, great. This could be a great daily drinker.
JMerritt (1867) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned. Dark brown, essentially black, with a grand dark tan head that is pillowy and long lasting. Strong dark chocolate nose with medium-roast coffee atop pecans and lightly sweet raisins. Moderately sweet flavor with notes of toasted grains, dark bakers cocoa, hazelnut spread, light coffee and licorice. Dusty finish. Solid porter.
DiarmaidBHK (3675) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Timothy O’Tooles. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Nice roasted malt notes on the nose. Lots of chocolate malt on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid!
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and chocolate malt. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate malt, chalky and a dry finish. It leaves a pleasant aftertaste. Very tasty beer. Nice lacing.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from JStax! Poured into a tulip. Pours dark brown, not quite black. Slight tan head with no real lacing. Aroma is milk chocolate and fresh ground coffee. Taste is bitter chocolate and coffee. A bit of a lactic bite and a tad on the sweet side. Smooth mouthfeel. Easy drinking.
northropfrye (2460) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great dark body, roastiness, but also a fantastic chocolate cherry element. Very nice.