hockeybeerguy (249) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It pours a dark black and gives a nice thick half inch foamy off-white head leaving some nice foamy lacing in rings. The smell has chocolate and malts up front coming forth roasty, smokey and robust. The taste is sweet with the chocolate and malts. The palate is smooth and creamy, thick and heavy. Overall, wow, what a great American Porter on a cold winterís night that I would have again.
warhawk91 (143) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
20 oz. draft. Pours black with a thin tan head, decent lacing. Smell is nice, espresso, dark chocolate, dark roast. Taste is nutty, espresso, baker's chocolate. Creamy texture, with good carbonation. Really decent porter.
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Travlr (9827) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I never expected to find this one in Chicago; I guess Iíll chalk it up to the wonders of globalization. Draft. Almost black, medium brown head, delicate lacing. Aroma of lightly spiced coffee taste is spiced coffee grounds. Tasty.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark opaque color with a small tan head. Nose is chocolate, big chocolate, with a dark dry roastiness and malted milk. Palate is creamy up front with a nice firm bitterness and carbonation. Flavors of malted milk, roasted malt notes, dark fruit and licorice.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, velvety brown color with good foam, aroma is toasty chocolate, flavor is chocolate, malt roast, silky finish
dogfish120love (829) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with an off white to cappuccino collared lacing. Slight acidity, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and a hint of infection
jgb9348 (4282) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a one centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, light chocolate, cereal, bread and a hint of nuts. Medium-bodied; Strong roasty flavour with a lot of chocolate and coffee notes, a hint of spice, caramel, oatmeal and a good dose of bitterness on the end. Aftertaste shows a relatively good complexity with a pleasant sweetness, some cocoa bitterness, a little pit fruit flavours and an alcohol warmth. Overall, a nice beer that I wasnít expecting so much from, but turned out to be well worth the drink - however, itís price wasnít so great. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Arrowine in Arlington, Virginia on 05-January-2013 for US$8.99 sampled at home in Washington on 23-March-2013.
Smurf2055 (1064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sent by TWStandley, thanks!
Pours a nice dark near black with a couple fingers light tan head. Smell is decent amount of roasted malt, espresso, and some hints of chocolate. Taste is very roasty up front, and then sweeter hints in the back. Very drinkable. Overall a solid porter.
jkwood04 (2928) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in an English pint. Pours almost black with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, a little smokiness, and some floral hops. Flavor has lots of chocolate on the finish. Smooth texture. A pretty good beer.
thedm (4849) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized brown colored bubbles that were and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque black brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The weak aroma was brown malt. The mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong malty aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of black malt roasted malt chocolate brown malt and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.