Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2012 From memory off tap at brewery. Roasted malt overtones of chocolate and roasted coffee, with tart nuances of a sour beer. Medium-light bodied. Well made and enjoyable. Retried a few more times throughout the month, noticing less sour profile and simply more roasted malt body... Which I enjoyed more. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
SinH4 (1089) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Brown color with tan ring. Roasted malts, milk chocolate, coffee. Taste is sorta sweet, but dry bitter chocolate as well, but milk chocolate in there as well. A very nice Porter!
RobertDale (4266) - 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 (7695) - 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 (586) - 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 (816) - - 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 (8448) - 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 (6308) - 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 (2204) - 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 (471) - - 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)