KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was pitch black with a huge (3-4 finger) cocoa brown fluffy head that slowly receded, down to a thick foamy medium cap which produced some good runny lacing.
The aroma was of burnt dark bread malts, a mild resin hop and a bold leathery yeast with notes of baker’s chocolate, coffee, vanilla and a light smoky presence.
The taste was extremely malty and very roasty with a huge bitter chocolate note which was present throughout, and then became slightly bitterer with a mild coffee taste and a hint of smoke towards the finish. The flavor lasted an average time following the swallow, with a roasty bitter mocha coffee taste hitting you right in the back of the throat, and then lingered there for a just little while longer.
Mouthfeel was medium in body with a thin oily texture and a carbonation that was ever so soft.
Overall I found this to be an extremely chocolaty brew with a nice bold bitter roastiness, which just so happened to create a superbly delicious drinking experience... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews
MikeJslc (741) - USA - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black. tan head. Aroma is very low, with a little roast. Flavor is grainy and roasty with hints of licorice and a little toffee sweetness. Finishes fairly dry.
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vyvvy (3949) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to gregwilsonstl for sharing this one at the end of the tasting. Pours fairly dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has cocoa, cream, mild roast, soda effervescence and vanilla - very smooth. It has a medium / light body with mild carbonation. The flavor starts with dry cocoa, roastiness, some paper, dry maltiness and a mild amount of coffee. The finish is nice and dry with cocoa and spice. Nice session porter.
gregwilsonstl (1065) - Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like chocolate. Lots of chocolate. Im surprised at how low alcohol. Nice porter.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
when cold it has a lightly sweet and milky nose. the balance of roast, bitterness and chocolate is quite sublime. with its slik texture and relaxed carbonation it does very well. very surprised by this.
fuzzman349 (1) - Dallas, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great Beer! Tried it for the first time last night at Venti’s in Salem, OR. Looks like a dark porter, but comes across as a light one.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours black with a small khaki head, and good lacing.
smell is of malt and cocoa.
taste is a little sour, some cocoa, malt, and a touch of vanilla. ends smooth and a touch of bitterness.
thirdeye11 (5536) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clear deep brown, lasting bubbly tan head. Nose of bakers chocolate, cream, dry cocoa, milk chocolate. Taste of cocoa, dry bakers chocolate, cream, really dry, nice beer.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 8, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great porter! I see why it won gold. Really clean a flavorful. Big roasty and extra dark. Smooth and ultra drinkable. One of the best I have ever had. Smoky peat.
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - JUL 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really awesome. Such a nice blend of creamy, smooth, rich, balanced malt/hop and mouthfeel, with a kiss of smoke. Overall really well made and I like the lil smoke and it doesnt ruin the palate pleasure. Good job