Theydon_Bois (16475) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - NOV 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 05/11/12.
Mid black with a big frothy tan head, good lacing ensues.
Nose of cocoa, roast malt, light plastic.
Tastes of roast malts, chocolate pudding, touch of leather.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
commonshawn (1012) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery with commonmac and rosskyle and samadouche. Black with frothy off white head. Heavy roasted aroma. Sweet, malty, chocolate, good chocolate. Medium body, soft. Nice finish. Good show.
djd07 (9563) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate and faint smoke. Medium mouth, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, bitter finish, very good.
rjplumer (974) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild chocolate coffee aroma. Black body with a tan half inch head. Rich cocoa and coffee taste. Has lively carbonation but still manages to have a smooth silky feel. Excellent for this style. I’ll look forward to having this one again.
HighlanderOne (1201) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Great aroma of cocoa and toasted malt. Solid dark with a bit of head. Tasting the chocolate and coffee in equal amounts along with malt, licorice, vanilla and a touch of spice. Maybe a bit on the sweet side for a porter, but nicely done.
hivemind (885) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Paradise Cafe, Dedham MA with Erica/Stiffler/Kayla. Aroma is malty pumpernickel and palate is bitter cocoa and bread. Sticky chocolate finish.
Jow (3322) - New York, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home for a little late night tv. Deep brown pour beige head. Nose is chocolate. Tastes of deep dark cocoa, bitter earth, light coffee, roasted malt, touch of cola. Decent
GIJOE (1077) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nearly black with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Generous lacing. Nose is cocoa, roasted coffee, and malt. Taste is balanced. Slighty bitter like dark chocolate. Medium body, slightly dry, soft carbonation. Nice brew.
Quick3Beers (843) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich dark brown from the tap. I suppose slightly less bitter and full than a stout would be, great rich flavor with lots of dark chocolate richness.
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown almost black with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, cocoa and roasted malts. Flavor of milk chocolate, roasted coffee, dark roasted malts, cocoa and had a hint of smokiness.
WillRunForBeer (2200) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours nearly black with a thin beige head. Aroma is semi sweet chocolate and coffee. Flavor is molasses, dark chocolate, overextracted coffee.