dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich dark brown, with a medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, dark malts, and a minimal amount of smoke. Nice malt flavor up front, with a dry chocolate settling in the background. Finishes dry with the smoke finally arriving. Very nice, and very well done.
mgajdaczewa (297) - Katowice, POLAND - APR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Świetne piwo! Aromat niezbyt intensywny, choć niezwykle przyjemny, nuty palonych słodów, czysty profil, choć pod koniec zaczęła się ujawniać cudna mleczna czekolada. W smaku dzieje się za to bardzo dużo. Jako pierwsza uderza potężna paloność, która na finiszu poparta jest równe potężną chmielową goryczką tworząc długi i intensywny posmak. Nuty wędzone są delikatne, kojarzące się z whisky, świetnie spajające się z palonością, gdzieś w tle suszone owoce. Bardzo dobra pijalność, pełnia wysoka jak na tak "cienkie" piwo.
orangenblu62 (19) - Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very smooth. Dark pour, thick head. Reminds me of Guinness. Tasty with only a hint of smokey roasted taste. Good beer.
precisemike (3) - - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a big Porter fan...at least not before I tasted this brew. This beer is a great example of a big time hop head converting a bit to the dark side. The smell was decent, but the taste, mouthfeel, and finish were very good. Now I’m apt to try more Porters to stack up, and see how this one really MEASURES up! Keep on drinking...
smitty7997 (3) - Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good porter, not much smoke. Smooth almost milky when swallowed . Can’t stop sipping long enough to type. I will be getting this one again...soon!
Busick (167) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Much rather have the vanilla bean addition!! Not a bad brew, but the smokiness overtakes the porter taste!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BennyBinion (16) - Canyon, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice deep dark brown with a light milk chocolate colored head. I love the smokey flavor with the subtle hints of chocolate.
CpyNPrnT (212) - Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smoke is mildly present, malt is balanced averagely with the chocolate. Coffee is also present, not overwhelming though.
atomjack9 (13) - - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
smokey enough to satisfy my smoke craving. chocaletey with a hint of dark coffee, there’s a lightness in here somewhere, but I have a tough time placing it...perhaps deep caremely? maybe it’s in the malt? full bodied, also slightly nutty. I didn’t care for the "arrogant bastard" as much as the ratings on here would indicate, but I found this to be a very satisfying and complex brew.
EvanFriend (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2014 Coffee, nuts, and a very faint hint of smoke. Not your average porter, almost tastes more like a brown ale to me. Still good though.
coachd (28) - Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The smell is subdued; only a hint of the smokiness comes out in the aroma, followed by some coffee and chocolate, more of an alcohol scent than the ABV implies. The color is very dark brown, verging on black. Pours a thick brownish head that takes a while to go away. The taste is charcoal, salty bacon, but very light for the style. The mouthfeel is a little weak, but the carbonation is very light and like it is said of many mainstream beers, "it goes down easy". This beer would be great for a BBQ, or for anyone like myself who wants to drink dark beers, even in the summer. Great take on the style. Highly recommend.