RobertDale (4115) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared growler. Thanks Josh! Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and a hint of vanilla. Very nice.
Ferris (7068) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler - Dark roasty notes. Deep maroon with a beige head. Lots of toasted malts and some cocoa. Decent.
Aquilo (578) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a small head. Nutty aroma with some coffee. Well balanced bitter flavor. An excellent porter overall.
BeerdedDave (748) - - APR 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at the brewery; a robust porter;dark brown to black color; great chocolaty, roasted malt aroma with coffee notes; a fabtastic, smooth porter; roasted malt with chocolate and coffee notes; slightly bitter finish
DSG (8199) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2/13/15] Draught at Sante Adairius Rustic Ales in Capitola. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma of roast, some coffee and a bit of licorice. Flavor is quite bitter and roasty with coffee, a bit of cocoa, and a more bitter finish. Medium-bodied.
jredmond (6073) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at SARA with Linh. Pours a deep brownish black body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is earthy roast and a touch of ash. Mouthfeel is medium to medium plus with notes of rich, earthy roast, smooth malt, light wood, and bitter chocolate. No wonder Vanilla Joe kills it, assuming this is the base beer recipe.
Bacterial (2089) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with a slight tan head. Slight roasted malted nose. Light clean roasted malt with just a bit of bitter chocolate. Nice.
gad905 (199) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Sante Adairius. Dark brown, cream head recedes to ring and patches. Nose of savoury roasty coffee notes, tastes moderate sweet burnt sugar and more coffee, roast malt, touch of cocoa and vanilla. Then some hop bitterness. Shortish finish, medium body, thinnish.
batneil (438) - - SEP 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark beer with no lasting head. Looks almost like a glass of coke. Slight fizz and mild treacly/malty taste. Nicely drinkable even though I don’t usually drink dark beers. (K)
AirForceHops (4228) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at SARA. Aroma is burnt barley, roasted coffee with light touches of vanilla. Flavor is that of a nice bold porter that I would have guessed was way over 6.5 %. Flavor of a imperial. Burnt coffee, deep chocolate, barley, toasty. Mouth feel is a tad light but right for a porter under 7%. Marvelous job.