DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Craft. Pours deep black with 1-finger tan head. Nose is huge oaky bourbon, dark patent malt, brown sugar,chocolate and molasses. Tastes of dark malt, molasses, dark choc, coffee, with a very complex, semi-sweet flavor, and more oak, chocoff, malt, and molasses as it warms. Some late rauchy notes. Solid.
Travlr (13412) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color, edge head. Aroma of Starbucks. Very light bodied, flavor is of over roasted coffee, just like a Starbucks. More like drinking a cup of coffee than a porter.
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Craft Ale House. Pours a deep almost black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of a nice complex coffee, chocolate, nuts and malt sweetness. Flavor is also of complex coffee notes, chocolate, sweet malts, light roast and caramel. Ethiopian Yergacheffe coffee is my favorite beans and I was excited to hear that It was used in this beer.
jredmond (5655) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 Draft at barcadi in Brooklyn. Pours pitch black with nice off white lacing. Aroma is delicious expresso roast. Mouthfeel is medium with flavors of roast, expresso, and some sweet notes...maybe even some fruit???
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at barcade. Aroma is rich espresso... Roasty and hearty. Taste is roasted malts, smoke, espresso, and a touch of vanilla. Great porter!
smith4498 (3068) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Cigar City Brewing’s Hunahpu release. Pours black with tan head. Aromas of coffee and roasted malts. Flavors of coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. Body is thinner than expected with moderate carbonation. Thanks to JW77 for sharing this.
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
JW77 hooks it up. Dark brown pour. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and some molasses in the aroma. Flavor is much the same. A great coffee note makes this one a real treat.
MeadMe (1332) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to JW77 for this one.
A: Pours dark black with a small tan head.
S: Simple aromas, coffee, chocolate, and a blast of roast.
T: What you smell is what you taste. Fresh coffee, chocolate malt, with a nice roasty undertone.
M: Fairly light in body, good carbonation.
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Barcade. I had the 2008 vintage. Very decent but it didn’t live up to my expectations. Everything about the beer was a little light. Aroma of slightly roasted malts and mild coffee. Flavor was pleasant, some malty sweetness, tasty notes of chocolate and coffee. Clean with a hint of bitter bite on the finish. Sort of like a Brownstone with some coffee.
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger. A great looking beer. Black with tan head.Coffee and chocolate. Nice fizz. I liked sipping this and I liked gulping this. Unfortunately, it didn’t last long. Finishes with a hoppy kick.