superspak (3968) - Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toasted dark bread, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, licorice, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toasted dark bread, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, licorice, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy hop and roasted bitterness with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toasted dark bread, raisin, plum, licorice, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from roast/hop bitterness that increases through the glass. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding English porter style! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. This is very rich and complex for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
BlackBeerPG (145) - Darien, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taste: dark chocolate malts, rich robust, semi sweet.
Black in color and opaque.
dark roasted cocoa bean nose.
Dark tan head with webbed lace.
The full flavor of this porter went well my BBQ sandwich.
SG111 (809) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours black. Beige head. Aroma is kinda weak. Chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, kinda watery. Flavor is standard porter. But surprisingly bitter coffee finish.
JaBier (6101) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at HopCat Detroit on 8/9/15. Darkest brown in color with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, roast and light chocolate. Malty and chocolatey flavor with a dry coffee finish.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hopcat. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is very subdued. Flavor has lots of dark chocolate and some habanero flavor but no burn. Interesting.
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bigtaster (874) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster from tap room. Black, small tan head. Nice roasted malt nose hints of chocolate. Medium oily body, medium bitterness, long dry finish. Lots of tobacco, long nice roasted malt finish. True to style, good.
b3shine (7397) - Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at the brewpub. Looks good; a translucent dark cola with foamy beige head. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, and some roast with some bittersweetness in the background, but from the mix of malt and roast, not bittness from the hops. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap pint glass: Near opaque with a lasting frothy head and very good lace. Solid roast, cold pressed coffee, walnut, herbal EKG hops. Wonderful balance with just a hint of dark fruit has it warmed. Smooth with an ashy finish. Tasty
Tmoney99 (12732) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and small hop aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted malt bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.
joshwoodward (575) - - MAR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a pint on tap at Mani. Tasty, though a bit on the bitter side. Good body, mild sweetness.