BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Sellia’s in Portland: Pours dark black with a light head. The nose is fresh and malty, plenty of roast and chocolate, a bit of oats and sweeter roasty notes. Light hops in the flavor and a bit sweet in body. Finishes grainy with light coffee ground notes. Not too bad, but a little scattered.
bpreo (1377) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
First of all, this is the best smelling beer I have ever had. The taste is just as good, and almost tastes as good as it smells. Almost. Still though, holy cow, this beer will surprise you.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Carbonated cola body with a cola float head. Nice coal tinged, roasty nose--a coal miner’s brew. Nice roasty flavor. Again, strong presence of black patent endows it with a coal grilled flavor, but it is quite smooth. The only detraction is a slight watery finish to the body. A solid, highly roasty, quaffable porter.
dwm1034 (579) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle split with Erin and Byron...pours black like a stout; tan head - nose of chocolate and, I think, cherry....taste is coffee / expresso and toasted chocolate....very very good body and taste...another Oregon winner I can’t get in IL....guess I’ll have to come back
devilben02 (260) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one is really impressive out of bottle, with a deep, opaque brown-to-black color topped by a huge, fizzy beige head that settles to a persistent ring. The aroma is pleasantly sweet and earthy, with a predominant vanilla character over a light roasted quality that was reminiscent of white toast. The flavor is sadly more one-dimensional, with the same vanilla character and some dark caramel being only modestly balanced by a dark roasted coffee bitterness. A light, prickly carbonation cuts through a medium-weight body, which combines with a slight astringency to make this one harsher than would be desired. In the end, the sweet yet roasty profile is enjoyable enough, but it doesn’t make this beer any more than a nice but unremarkable porter.
keith0718 (337) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Massive porter more like a stout. Big, bold coffee/chocolate flavor without the sweet malty heaviness.
TBone (11731) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 0,65 ltr (bottle from Oregon)
Opaque black color, small beige head. Strong chocolaty, coffee bean aroma. Medium-bodied. Chocolaty, toasted, coffee bean flavor. Sweetish finish. Low bitterness. Very tasty, especially if this is really only 5.5%.
BeerCast_Rich (1837) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[1pt 6floz bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk] Dark brownish black. Thick cream-coloured head that thins pretty quickly. Roasted mocha aroma. Not got the huge alcohol that other US porters have – good session porter. Sweet on finish, but never cloying 
cgarvieuk (12775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... dark black ... thin lacing ... soft roast malt ... dark cherry roast nose ... soft roast ... light fizz ... dark malt ... soft toffee malt ... dark roast ... roast malt ... little toffee ...decent enough but not quite there
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craigs. A black beer with a decent tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and yeast. Flavours of chocolate, yeast and caramel. Moderate carbonation with a fair CO2 prickle. Mouth-feel is quite oily.