Nephilium (1498) - Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big sticky hop aroma, with some vegetal undertones. Pours an opaque black with a thin light tan head. The flavor is a big blast of piny hops, with a touch of roast which lingers quite some time in the finish. Very drinkable, and a really good representation of this new style.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thought this was a really good example of the style. Pours dark and roasty with some good piney aroma. Taste is well balanced, roast, chocolate and a lot of hops. Relaxed finish, dry, satisfying.
jsmerig (1351) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep black with a dark tan head. Aroma of hops and dark malt blending together for almost a scent of black licorice. Taste is dark and coffee like with a slightly tangy earthy mix from the hops. Not something I would probably order again but not bad.
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Garbageman (468) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Pours dark brown with small tanish head. Wonderful toasted malt aroma and taste. Hops were present and fresh.
craftbeerdesign (2250) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
black pour with a tan head. nice aromas of roast and citrus hops. med to full body with deep roasted malts and a bright citrus bitterness. bright citrus finish with hop covered chocolate / black malts.
Beerathon (1560) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Everything that is great about a porter and an IPA combined. Big hop nose, but toasty malts are there too. Pine is evident in the nose and taste. Big mouthfeel. Aftertaste is that of a porter. Good.
tricyclist (1044) - Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample pour, black with light tan head. Nose is fully roasted malts with a light hop background.. maybe very slight coffee? Flavor is much more, but different... hoppy with full roasted malts... grassy, cardboard (but still very fresh)... really good.... nice lacing. really nice lacing.
Cakes (393) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Bottle
Mahogany colour with a thick, foamy head and strong lacing.
A "little chunky" - tastes thick,. as I feel a true dark beer should.
Tastes of caramel, bread, hay, cereal, chocolate, and coffee.
Nice, balanced hops. Well done here.
Panzuriel (1429) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy Bunny pours a dark black opaque liquid with a firm head of small bubbles. Nose is cedar hops and just a hint of caramel. Taste is dry and tasty cedar hops with medium malt apparent as a roasty nutty coffee smoothness towards the end finishing with a decent amount of good bitters. very nice beer.
PorterPounder (6223) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown leading to black with an ultra thick off-white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma has some minty accents with a hint of chocolate. Interesting, delectable flavor with some bitter chocolate notes, some spearmint, a touch of citrusy bitterness. Mouthfeel has a bit of twanginess to it. Not bad at all.