alexanderj (3258) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; don’t remember the price, but it was real cheap for the size. Poured a dark brown/black with a decent sized brown head. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt/barley, caramel, fruit, and earth. Really tasty; nice blend of roasted oats, cocoa and coffee. Hints of neat, smoke, fruit and caramel. Palate was just ok. Not much hop presence. Would have liked some sweetness.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma, chocolate, roasted notes, caramel. Flavor, roasted notes, chocolate, dark fruits, some coffee. Pretty tasty.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body, small tan head, slight lacing. Aromas of licorice, sweetness, and hops. Flavor is dark chocolate, licorice sweetness, mild roastiness, and slight smoke.
Foxbush (1195) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2012 This Porter was recommended by the bartender at Capital Ale House. It was super. Deep black color with a brownish head. The head dissapated. It is a bold porter rasins and coffee flavors. Nice finish I will be looking for more.
craftycarl21 (2115) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
long lasting caramel colored head- solid lacing on glass. aroma holds hops, malt, and slight coffee, dark chocolate, and a hint of raisins. taste expounds this, amplifying the espresso and bitter chocolate. nice mouthfeel with a good aftertaste. also ate with chocolate, very delicious.
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2010 Pours motor oil black with large tan head that dissapates into a veneer. Nose of roasted barley, bitter chocolate, coffee, raisin, and hops. Upon first sip, I realized that this is one of the smoothest porters I’ve ever tasted. Oily and thick, caressing the tounge and mouth. Chewy and full bodied- this beer has so much character. Chocolate, deep roasted barley, and hops all fuse together in the perfect balance to create a true masterpiece.
Beerdedone (2460) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark black with a brown head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, roast, and some notes of dark fruit. flavor is creamy and smooth with roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, raisins, and a hint of smoke medium bodied with a slightly dry finish. An awesome baltic porter
jimhilt (2369) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a one finger, light brown head that goes quickly and leaves a good lace. Black as midnight. Nose is slightly malty. Light carbonation and heavy bodied. Flavor is roasted molasses. $3.99 for a 22oz bottle from Capitol Convenience Concord, NH.
Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very dark brown with thick dark brown head. Chocolatey, coffeeish nose with a slight (and rather unfortunate) phenolic note. Hot, with a harsh astringent coffee bean note. Unbalanced - not enough residual sugar. More of an impy, and a crap one at that. For one of my favourite breweries and coolest beer styles, this is a huge disappointment.
Holdwine (1065) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yikes, what a great beer! On draft and very impressvie. Burnt motor oil pour with immmediate chocolate and coffee notes boomy out above a tastey thick beige head. Cocolate and slight fruit taste with a warm and wonderful mouthfeel. Yes, there is alcohol (might be only drawback on a warm spring day), but it suits the malt quite well.