fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium dark brown foam. The darkest foam I have seen so far on a stout. Deep deep dark brown color that you cannot see through. Malty aroma. Malty sweet taste first on the palate that turns bitter in the appropriate place and rolls into that nicely. The finish is bitter and lasting but not overwhelming. Very nice.
goz (358) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an almost opaque dark brown, with a slight garnet tinge to it. Head is medium in size, dark tan in color, leaves good lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, light dough, and mild chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate. Body is medium, medium carbonation, and goes down quite smooth.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
extremely dark in color. The aroma is very complex, vanilla, caramel come through. The palate is a bit light for my taste, however the complexity of the dark malt is really wonderfull.
Racegoer (354) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
almost as dark as coal,good aroma . roasty chocolate malt, quite dry, malt grapes, nicely burned flavour.a touch of licorice,and a dash of coffee,nice porter.
Dragonblaze99 (353) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very nice chocolatey full-bodied porter, perfect for chilly winter evenings. Good balance of the ingredients. Pleasant lingering palate.
taunusmies (350) - FINLAND - MAR 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a large brown head. Strong, malty, roasted taste with aromas of coffee, smoke and dark chocolate. Surprisingly thin mouthfeel but definitely not watery. Slightly carbonated.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle from whole foods. pours an opaque black, with carbonation that needs coaxing out. aroma is sweet caramel malts, roast...actualy quite like coffee. full bodied. flavor is tremendous: hot chocolate, caramel candies, little bits of toast, and a just slightly sweet finish. no noticable hops, but the finish is drier than you would expect. a tremendous porter.
Cajun (346) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Pours dark brown/black, tan head. Notes of sweet malt, roasted nuts, coffee, bitter hops. Flavor is not as complex as I thought: coffee, roasted malt, bitter baking chocolate, dry aftertaste.... a hint of fruit. Decent mouthfeel with a finish of hops.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled 11.2 oz. Black with large tan head A suprisingly fruity taste. nice balanced very good. Need to try again.
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. the color of this beer is an impenetrable inky black. it pours with lovely beige head that is formed by tight tiny bubbles. complex aroma with layers of raisin, fig, molasses, port wine, wood, and sweet dusty malts. palate is creamy and satisfying without being to heavy and far from cloying. flavor is much like the nose, dark dried fruit, molasses, and a hint of port/ fortified red desert wine with some bitter chocolate and a most fantastic finish supplied by the near perfect amount of robust roasted malt and hop dryness.