Hophaze (129) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap. Pours black with brown head. Aroma of chocolate and malts. Taste the chocolate and roasted malts you would expect from a Porter but the Hops make this a TREAT!
Godofthecellar (482) - NYC, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured into HF stemware
Poured pitch black, smell and taste of chocolate porter,, burnt sugar. Incredible balance and slight hoppiness. Very delicious
gunnar (4312) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from my secret Santa. Pours pitch black with a huge frothy tanned head. Aroma is roasted malts, liquorice , dark chocolate and pine. Taste is dry and bitter, mellow and velvety mouthfeel, lots of liquorice and cocoa, roasted malts, lingering dry piney hops. Very good one indeed.
ryanfolty (1674) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 25, 2012 bottle but canít remember where from. Dark brown pour with nice head that lasted and lacing. Chocolate, roasted malt and spice in aroma. Taste was consistent with aroma and mild dry bitter finish. Medium body and slight carbonation.
beerbaaron (682) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark. Tan head with heavy lacing. Aroma full of coffee chocolate and hops.Full body but not chewy. Creamy. Flavor is roasty, chocolate, and some coffee followed by distinguishable hop bite.
wchesser (890) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a trade with olr1984. Cheers man! Opaque brown with some lacing but minimal head. Nose of dark roast chocolaty malts and floral hops. Taste is roast malt, bitter hops, and then dark roasty coffee finish. Some mexican spice like piloncillo aftertaste. Full bodied. Terrific porter.
cfrances33 (19) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Fiddlerís Hearth in South Bend. Served in a nonic pint.
Pour: Nearly pitch black body, with a thick, two fingers deep khaki head. Head sticks around for most of the glass, and leaves really nice lacing the entire way.
Smell: Roasted malts up front, with some tobacco. A floral hoppiness comes in and completely hijacks the whole affair. Finish is a mix of hops and roasted coffee.
Taste: Roasted malts hit first again, but then dance with a bitter hop floral and grassy flavors. Some light dark chocolate bitterness. Finishes roasty and bitter.
Mouthfeel: Quite light and drinkable. Amongst the best drinking porters Iíve ever had to be honest.
Overall: This beer blurs the line between a black IPA and a porter. I actually really enjoy it, and the hoppyness is exactly what I should have expected from Three Floyds.
jcnielsen (1312) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in Vail. Thanks to adnielsen for sharing. Pours a deep brown color with off white head. Fresh piney, hoppy, roasty flavors. Tastes like a black IPA.
adnielsen (7573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Vail, courtesy of Thealum. Thanks Adam! Pours a black appearance with a light brown head. Piney, somewhat bitter hoppy, roasty dark chocolate malty, coffee, a bit herbal aroma. Creamy dark chocolate malty, minty/piney, a bit herbal spicy, roasty coffee flavor. Tasty, full flavored and easy to drink.
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown body with with tan head. Aroma tropical fruit 3 Floyd signature style. Taste Mexican sugar spice, semi sweet chocolate, good rosted notes with bitter finish. Mouthfeel milky. Kick butt porter second to snow weasel IMO.