BenDover (217) - Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown, thin amount of tan foam, dissipates rapidly. Aroma of roasted malts and vanilla. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, and a bit of molasses. Just a tad cloying and tart on the finish, which detracted from it somewhat.
rondphoto (3031) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Party Source / Bellvue - Clear, very dark ruby amber, rim head, no lace. Taste is toasted caramel malt that adds malty coffee midway through the palate. Coffee turns bitter (black coffee) and moves smoothly through the finish, lingering well as more malt reappears. Coffee (and chocolate) are present, but not cloying as so often happens with porters/stouts. Surprisingly well balanced and satisfying, one of Rivertown’s best. Recommended.
BeerandBlues2 (10909) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy and bubbly beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate, light toast and nutty malt with plums and figs, and light earthy hops. Flavor is moderate chocolate, dark malt, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
HonusWagner (1793) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Impressed me a lot. Heavy vanilla in nose,creamy body,light roast bitterness. Good stuff.
DialSquare (3582) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Andersons in Sylvania. Big roasty aroma with chocolate and caramel. Tastes are cola vibe - vanilla, coffee, little licorice. Easy drinking.
jjuf1853 (1287) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Land O Lakes WOB. Pours a very dark brown with a touch of red along the edges. Virtually zero head to speak of with the exception of a tiny island in the middle. Aroma has a good bit of vanilla and roasted malt with a hint of funkiness similar to a mild sour. Flavor is quite nice with the roasted notes really coming through in the finish. The higher alcohol is well hidden.
Aurelius (4723) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting aroma - complex but a little muted. Roast, dark cocoa, toasted soy, lightly sweet. Squat 12 oz bottle, functional label. Very dark beer with a short-duration tan head. Generally smooth, a mild acidic kick. Vanilla is well-played and not cloying. Roasty, nice cocoa, a little tangy. Medium body, candied chocolate (Sixlets) finish. A nice sippin’ beer on a brisk night. ABC Liquors, Betton.
fluffy (1968) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hands down one of the best porters ive had. a little smoky, some leather or bourbon even though not aged as such, lots of dark grain notes. very nicely done.
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a black brown with very little head. Smell is roast malts, chocolate, and coffee grounds. Taste very old coffee, bakers cocoa, and slight bitter hops. A bit thin, decent carbonation.
suprchunk (2684) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black colored pour. Small off-white head. Not much lacing. Bit of a coffee aroma. Taste is malty, vanilla, chocolate - very good. Sweet finish. Pretty good beer.