wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, almost opaque, medium off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little sweet. Flavor is bitter from roasted malts up front. Similar taste to aroma, little caramel in there too. It’s a bit overly sweet on the finish. Pretty decent though.
GenDV138 (3367) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of smoke, dark chocolate. Tastes of dark chocolate, vanilla, light smoke, roast, caramel, coffee. Light body with a dry finish.
mike67 (926) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, long lasting, fluffy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of grassy hops and bready malt. Body is medium and smooth. Chocolate, toasted malt and herbal hops are nicely balanced on the palate. Finish is long and semi-dry. Delicious brew.
HourGlass13 (295) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark murky brown with a medium off white head. Aroma is smoky, earthy, dark roasted malt, coffee and light chocolate. Medium body with soft carbonation. Nice semi sweet smoky taste with dark malt and coffee, and a hint of chocolate. Dry bitter coffee like finish.
freekyp (1634) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2015 A crisp dark lager with ample smokiness and herby hops. Crisp finish that leaves a bit of coffee and some metallic tartness behind. Noble twang features prominently. Pours a pretty deep auburn with a hint of light lacing.
aumentm (439) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is a serious black lager. You can take in the chocolate and coffee in the first pull. It is very dark with a nice head.
hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours mostly clear and brown with mahogany highlights and a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. Rock solid, rich and decadent, mocha nose. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is a bold marriage of singed espresso and toasted nuts. Finishes deeply roasted and moderately bitter. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Barcade Philly.
Appearance: Deep opaque chestnut body with a creamy tan head.
Aroma: Mild but highly enjoyable. Nutty and toasty with bits of chocolate. Slightly sweet leaning.
Taste: Easy to drink. Cracker malts, roast, chocolate and a light nuttiness.
Palate: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Drinks like a well done porter. Very balanced and approachable. Well done.
Westchesterco (1389) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown color it is very effervescent and has a size able head. The aroma is subtle chocolate with a hint of citrus. The taste is a strong bitter coffee that lingers on the palate. Really nice bitter finish
Iphonephan (4446) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear dark cola brown with a massive gushing tan head. Aroma of roasted nuts. Flavors of smoke, tobacco and caramel notes. Medium bodied. Effervescent.
generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015 Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The label has a freshness date but no abv.
Appearance: The body has a very dark reddish brown color which appears almost black in the glass. The head on top is tan in color, thick and long lasting. The glass is left with thick lacing.
Smell: It has a very roasted and malty aroma. Dark bready and sweet notes jump right out of the glass.
Taste / Palate: It starts with sweet dark bready maltiness and then it adds mild coffee and molasses notes. The finish brings some earthy hops flavor and mild bitterness.