jbone78 (42) - Panama City Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smuttynose. need I say more?
A- poured dark, nearly stout like. little tan head that is gone within a few minutes.
S- once again, this is a hard category for me because I don’t really nose very well. but I can whiff some maltyness in there.
T- Nice malty taste. I taste some dry malt character, little nuttyness, and I dig it. I knew Smuttynose would do this one right. It seems to me they have an English flavor anyway, so this one seemed to be right on.
M- good carbonation, balanced well.
D- not a heavy beer. I could drink more!
Hanoi (509) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nose is sweet coffee, malt, toast, chocolate. Taste is leading bitterness, with a gentle undercurrent of chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Notes of ash, vanilla and hazelnut emerge on subsequent tastes. Mouthfeel is good.
A note perfect porter.
mikedR (1419) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fine porter. Non-sweet. Quite roasty. Hops are plentiful, which makes this interesting. recommended!!
floydslip (218) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cola-colored beer with a thin beige head that disappears quickly. Rich roasted nose of dark coffee, molasses, and semi-sweet chocolate. Flavor is equally rich with the bitter coffee hitting immediately followed up by some sweetness, including vanilla, toffee, and prunes. This is then finished with a mild bitterness with underlying roasted grain. Good beer.
arnold931 (703) - Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours mahogany with tan head and lacing. Nose is mild aroma of chocolate and roast. Taste is refreshing. Chocolate and some coffee. Good.
Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brunzies. Nice roasted malted smoky nose, but a bit of fetid gas-earthy smell that was a bit off-putting. Dark brown-black opaque with thin tan head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Nice roasted malt, robust tang, molasses, smoke, chocolate. Big hop bitter with light nutty astringent character, light bitter lactose after.
AndresTM (339) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark choc, earthy hops, and roasted barley dominate the aroma, which also has some brown sugar, coffee, pine, and a whisper of licorice. The mouthfeel is medium, with a medium body and sustained effervescence. The taste is bitter, with very minor sugary sweetness that is otherwise dominated by ash, coffee, dark chocolate, and earthy flavors, which drag on to a slow, dry, roasty finish. Great beer—just what you expect it to be.
danielecamo (591) - ITALY - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In bottiglia da 33cl. Colore nero, schiuma beige fine e poco persistente. Aroma di fondo di caffè, caffè, cioccolato fondente, leggero tocco erbaceo finale. al palato corpo medio, alcool ben nascosto. Sentori di fondo di caffè, caffè, cioccolato e liquirizia nel finale.
weissjoh (10) - Freising, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
was bei mir hier leider dominiert ist der zu ausgeprägte alkoholische Geschmack, etwas zu viel des Guten.
melush (1075) - SPAIN - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl.
@ Cerveceria Seny.
A: Black / Negro.
T/S: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffe / Malta tostada, chocolate, cafe
witthatsbier (326) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost black with foaming beige head
Aroma is chocolate with grain roasty,
Taste is bitter chocolate with malt and a dry bitter finish