cgarvieuk (12238) - 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
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a reddish brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of cocoa, light roastiness, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor of cocoa, roasted malt, and light coffee.
TBone (11314) - 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%.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: March 29, 2009
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy grey head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: rich yet dry chocolate aroma, touch of caramel sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, dry earthyness that gives it a dry powdery character, touch of caramel sweetness brings back some chocolate richness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle transported by Alex. Thanks! Dark brown color with golden notes and a tan head that ran off at once. Great aromas of chocolate and coffee. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is coffee, toast/burnt malt and a bit of milk chocolate. Finishes pretty dry, very smooth, with something that might be wood smoke. Recommended.
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a small, off-white head over a dark brown body. Aroma of chocolate, soil and coffee. Taste is watery with notes of chocolate. Watery mouthfeel, light carbonation.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a wispy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of dry toasty, smoky dark malts and a touch of coffee. Starts with average fullness and just a hint of sweetness before a drier toasty dark malty bittersweet finish. A pretty good porter, but drier than I expected.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, brown color with small foam, nutty cocoa aromas, flavors of light smoke , meat, walnuts, light finish
after4ever (5731) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours an opaque black with a dense and creamy dark tan head that leaves tons of lace and really hangs around for a while. Big sweet dark chocolate nose with undertones of dark fruit, pruney. Creamy medium body, soft carb. Chocolate and mild dark fruit notes on the mid-palate with a mild sweet finish. Not bad but doesn’t have too much in the way of individual identity.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This black ale poured with a rich tan head and a smoky aroma. There is a chocolate and coffee flavor that is tasty, but not super rich. Very drinkable.