beastiefan2k (2197) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can poured into a Blvd tulip. I like the can, has a grainy texture but I have no idea what the heck a zombie monkey is, maybe a reference to 21 days. Pours black with a big mocha colored head. Aroma is very dry ash and fume, and a little bit of mineral character to balance it out. Mouthfeel is soft and a bit nitro feeling, static-y on the cheeks. Flavor is dry, roasted, ends dry... its dry and bitter black malts. Almost like a big dry stout, perfect we need an Imperial Dry Stout. Its cool, I could keep drinking this for a while.
northropfrye (1710) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark body, off white head, not a lot of head or lacing. Bready warm aroma, cocoa powder. Taste is coffee and dark chocolate but not very intense and fades quickly. An okay porter.
Leighton (8685) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can shared at CBC Clerkenwell in London - huge thanks to the ever-generous Ryan. Pours clearish brown with a fine, beige cream head. Milk chocolate aroma. Rich milk chocolate in the flavor, too, with some earthy bitterness, moderate roast, cocoa. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Light dry roast finish with further milk chocolate character and lightly toasted wood. Good. Very good.
jmohno (967) - Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour,kaki head,rich head,good lace. Minerally malty,chocolate,nutty,berry,light coffe. Some earthy veggieness but fresh aroma overall. Malty chocolate with fruit tones underneath, smooth light coffee, berry like,not much of any citrus, kInda piney bitter with slight grapefruit. A tad sweet for a porter not by much but balanced well. Mild complexity. Good.
WillRunForBeer (189) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from UncleMike, thanks! Pours dark brown, nearly black with a lacy beige head that coats the glass. Aroma is nutty with dark fruit and dark roasted malt. Taste has dark roasted malt, walnut, coffee bitterness. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Not overly complex, but very enjoyable.
mR_fr0g (1396) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to Ryan at Craft Clerko. Speed tasting. Aroma is nutty, toasty, roast. Flavour follows, more dry-roast coffee, choc, Opaque black, halo tan head. Earthy hop in the finish. Medium body and medium carb. Nice clean ferment.
deyholla (5397) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours near black with a thick dark brown head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has a good amount of chocolate that is slightly sweet backed by a bit of cream, light roasted and dark grains. Flavor is similar with creamy chocolate backed by dark grains and a hint of roasted malts.
Maltser85 (112) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a nice 2 finger mocha khaki type head. Up front you get some mild coffee with nice semi sweet chocolate. Almost a cocoaness to it. You do get some sweet notes in the nose, maybe some molasses or vanilla notes playing off the alcohol. The floral hops do come through. The taste is nice. Up front there is a nice carbonation pop where you are met with a nice muted coffee/bittersweet chocolate blend. As it moves across the palate, the coffee comes and goes, notes of toffee come through in the middle of the mouth. The finish is nice, slight hop bitterness, with the coffee making its presence a bit more known. Also some slight roasted notes in general with this one. Nice mouthfeel. Medium with hints of something more. Very smooth beer. Drinks well!
vikingguy (693) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black. Mocha aroma. Rich malt...chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Toasty, creamy, robust. Nice porter.
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barbarino2000 (67) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gets better after a few sips. Not bad for a canned porter. I'd drink two.
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