vtafro (6554) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Hulmeville Inn. Dark pour with tan head. Roasted, earthy, and a sweet aroma, with a hint of smoke and leather. Flavor is chocolate and roasted malt, some lighter sweetness, and a touch of bitterness on the end.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BCTC 2010. Pours with a big head and nice carbonation- dark woody brown near black. Aroma is big thick chocolate malts, some light roast, wood, earth, leather, hints of campfire and smoke, tootsie roll and caramel. Flavor is crystal malt sweetness, chocolate malts, toffee, tootsie roll sugary sweetness, earth, smoke, leather, dust and cracker with a solid finish. Smooth at the end. nice.
jmm635 (991) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours near black with a thin tan head. Good lacing on this one. Toasted malt aroma, some chocolate, and a bit nutty. Flavor is dark, roasted malts with slight bitterness. Overall, this is a solid beer, but sort of unremarkable.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this while camping at BCTC this year, pouring from Kevin’s truck, courtesy of Matt. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin to medium sized beige head. Toast, roast, cheerios, corn nuts and smoke. Slightly metallic roast. Toast, nuts. I was looking for dark fruit in here, didn’t really find a lot of it. Chocolate and toast on the finish.
italianjohn (2873) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grey Lodge on draft .... Black pour light tan thin head .... aroma of roasted and chocolate malts .... taste of vanilla, licorice, roasted and chocolate malts upfront and as you drink more the roasted malt and smoke are dominant with a light bitter finish .... kind of a thin mouthfeel .... a decent porter with a good mix of flavors
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, BCTC, thanks to Matt and Kevin for this one! Black pour with a large frothy light brown head that fell to a thin film and left lots of lacing. The nose is roast, chocolate, some light licorice, just a suggestion of smoke, and some light citrusy hops. The flavor is a balance between the sweet residual sugars and some slightly bitter roasted malt, giving it a whole lot of complexity. Some lighter hints of licorice still, but I don’t especially get much smoke at all, light citrusy hops accent. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with light soft fizzy carbonation. Some lingering coffee and roast notes. Pretty nice beer! Glad I had the chance to try it!
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Teresa’s. 9/16/10 Pours dark, obsidian black with a one finger, beige head. Aroma of sweet malts, chocolate, cream, slight toffee, and roasted smokiness. Medium to fuller bodied with a loose, yet somehow firm and balanced palate. Finishes smoothly with a trace of roast. Good, unique porter. Cool back story. Cheers to Philly Beer Week.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CAH. Pours a deeper brown, pushing black with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, light smoke and tobacco. Flavor of caramel, nuts, light smoke, chocolate and some earthy notes.
DocLock (9876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at CAH. Pours black, with mahogany ruby red look through direct light, and 1f ow head. Nose is roasty rauchy dark malt, dark choc, molasses, hops. Tastes rich, complex, smooth, very malty, roasty, rauchy, with dark choc, molasses, and a smooth finish. This one is delicious.
egajdzis (6067) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Draft @ Teresas] Nearly opaque black color with a medium tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, burnt wood, and cocoa. Taste of roast, smoke, burnt toast, light caramel, and a dry finish.