saxo (14459) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate, coffee and hops. Long smooth finish.
xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at RR. Pour was a dark cola with a nice creamy head that lingered, even leaving some lacing. Great retention. Lots of roasted malts and dark fruit with a light coffee. Very dry, lots of roasted flavor with a very light smokiness. No real hop flavors stood out. This was all roasted flavors. Light coffee hidden through out. Light body, a bit thin, very porter like. Nice mild carbonation. This struck me more as a stout and not a porter. I was expecting a sweetness but this lacked that. It was ok, I doubt I try it any time soon.
Reviewed on: 08-17-2010
ekoerper (592) - Iowa, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: rich chocolate, roast malts, coffee, caramel. Pours black, tan head with decent retention and excellent lacing. Smooth chocolate and roast flavors, mellow coffee, toffee, pleasant background sweetness, excellent balance. Medium body and carbonation, silky mouthfeel, excellent. Fantastic brew.
BVery (7680) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Russian River. Dark brown pour with a clingy off white head. Roasted chocolate malt on the nose and taste. Nice porter.
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted as one of a flight of 17 with Kaetchen at RR. Nice smooth dark malt flavor with a kind of bright finish. Tasty.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the brewpub on draught, from notes. Pours is dark brown and has little tan head. Aromas are chocolate and smokiness. Tastes are chocolate, smoke, and roasted malt. Body is medium with a long bittersweet chocolate finish. Overall, a great porter.
DedicatedToFun (3701) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Better than the Stout, chocolate, dark malt flavor, oh GT.....................
deekyn (1335) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - pours deep dark red brown with high tight bubbled head, very little lacing. S - nice rich simple aromas, toasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate, and very subtle smoke?. M - lighter bodied brew. Lightly bitter, drier brew. T - toasted malts, coffee/coffee grounds up front. Notes of chocolate, bitter grass, molasses, toffee and a slight alcohol warming. O - pretty good rich bitter porter. 7-
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Served a dark brown black with a bit of red coming through around the edges and a finger of frothy chocolate head atop. Head fades at a normal pace leaving some nice lacing behind.
S - Aroma is full of roasted caramel malts and coffee. Touch of chocolate as well with a bit of earthy hop.
T - Starts off with a mix of some roasted sweet caramel malt and a touch of coffee flavor. Through the middle some chocolate malt and a touch of earthy hop comes through. Finish is a mix of lots of roasted malts with a bit of chocolate and coffee lingering.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very smooth with a toasty and dry mouthfeel.
D - Very drinkable. Really nicely balanced and smooth porter. The flavors are a good mix of rich and very sessionable.
tastybeer (1845) - Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Ruby/cola pour, yellow head, good lacing/some retention. Aroma of roast, vanilla, chocolate, pine. Taste is roasty, light hops, coffee, chocolate/vanilla malts. Palate is clean, creamy, dry finish.