bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. pours clear black, medium tan head, decent lacing. Aroma is nice and roasty, coffee, ashtray. Flavor is light set, medium bitter, very roasty, a bit acidic. Medium body, lingering roasty. Nice.
Angelmonster (114) - Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pitch black body with a khaki, 1/4 inch head. Beer is completely opaque. Head retention and lacing were good.
First aromas are of tons of smoked and burnt caramel malts. Oak flavors are also present, hops are very faint. There is a weird copper scent that lingers and alcohol isnít apparent.
Dominent flavor at first is definitely smoke, reminiscent of a smoked porter or rauchbier. There is also a touch of caramel sweetness with end notes of slight bitterness. For 6.5 abv, alcohol is pretty subtle. Only blemish on taste is a weird copper aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is full bodied and smooth as you would hope for the style. Head added some thickness to the beer. Carbonation was pretty lively.
Overall this was a pretty solid beer. Nothing mind blowing but good in all aspects. Wouldnít seek out this beer but glad I tried it
bobh71 (3) - brook park, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2014 does not count
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 3/20
A very smooth tasting porter with little bit of bitterness aftertaste but over a good tasting on
sturmthis (380) - Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Smells of coffee and vanilla. Tastes of vanilla of coffee. Very good beer. Easy drinking.
nathan30533 (590) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great java brew. Taste and smell the coffee notes. The only things i think this is missing is a good head.
nuplastikk (4321) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Brown-black body. Creamy beige head. Mellow chocolate aroma. Has a sharp bite up front, a sour coffee twang that could be mild infection or it could be intentional. I canít really get past that even though it has nice malt tones underneath, I just donít enjoy the balance. Still drank it, just wouldnít buy a six-pack.
ChrisFields (70) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of raisin, chocolate and malt. Taste is roasted coffee with a slightly smoky sour finish. With a medium body and low carbonation, its pretty drinkable. Overall a good porter.
umich03jm (1926) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with very little head. Strong roasted coffee aroma with some chocolate and caramel too. Taste has very little sweetness, mostly strong, bitter roasted coffee. Not balanced at all but I donít mind since I enjoy a nice roasted coffee sometimes. Some nice light milk chocolate shows up in the finish too. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, very easy to drink. Great porter.
drsordr (1040) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour opaque black with mahogany hues. Lots of large soda bubbles. Nose toffee, caramel, molasses. Taste roast, coffee, chocolate. Fairly strong sweet mid palate. Bitter finish.
steelhead3686 (238) - Athens, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours black with a medium chocolate head. It has a heavy roast aroma with hints of chocolate. It has a medium sweetness with a light sour. It has a surprisingly Lightbody with a fairly thin texture and slightly better finish. There isnít much to say about this other than itís a good porter.