JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great porter, however, is too close to be a thick, velvety stout. For me, it’s too thin, the mouthfeel is off, and the carbonation is too much. The flavors are ingenious for a porter! Very robust, complex, and round. Obviously the "FFF" hops are phenomenal and work perfectly with this as well. I’d drink this again.
slowrunner77 (5985) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tons os strange american hops" is right. not quite what you’d wxpect from the style...uberhoppy...a little thin, but very smooth bodied. chocolate, roasted coffee, and an abnormal amount of hops. good stuff."
ericdevin (834) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from unknown via Kyler. Pours an opaque brown/black. Aroma roasty, sweet, chocolate. Body lively and roasty, slightly bitter baking chocolate finish, lovely.
italianjohn (2351) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a khaki/tan soapy/creamy head and lots of sticky lacing ... aroma of heavily roasted coffee, chocolate malts and lots of citrusy hops ... taste is a burst of citrusy hops, chocolate malts, bitter roasted coffee and a bit of sweetness with a nice bitter bite .... very balanced flavor profile .... finish is dry roasted, hoppy with a lingering bitterness ... mouthfeel is slick and oily ... very well done
Block (1461) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one sitting around for a while. A bit out of season but a nice change of pace. This is a bold porter. Strong roasted, coffee, chocolate, flavor which is complemented by a big hop finish.
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, mint, spices. Flavor is chocolate, mint, coffee, and something I’m unable to read about 6 months after I wrote it. Which should be a reminder that ratebeer backlogs should never be kept for so long. Finish is hoppy and herbal. Medium body, weak carbonation.
TimsRatings (420) - - JUL 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bomber (thanks, Schaefer!)
Pours a nice dark brown with a finger or so of tan head. Dark, almost burnt malt aroma. Burnt malt dominates the flavor, and this beer suffers from the same thing most porters suffer... Teasing of a richness that the style just can't uphold.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Johnsense (828) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a medium body and average carbonation. Strong anise and molasses aroma and taste, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and fairly bitter hops.
rodenbach99 (3192) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
J’avoue avoir été déçu par ce classique de 3 Floyds. Cette bière est brune foncée avec une belle mousse beige. Le nez est riche et profond avec ses notes de malt, de caramel, de toffee et d’alcool. La bouche est mince, beaucoup plus mince que ce que le nez laissait présager. C’est agréable mais sûrement sur-évalué.
Cousin_Larry (355) - - APR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not much to dislike about this one. Pours perfectly, nice aroma, pleasing chocolate taste. Doesnt have the nasty sting that some imperials have.
mikeq215 (69) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Smell is roasted malts, citrus hops, chocolate. Taste is the same; roaste malts, hops chocolate. Medium body, Nice bitter finish.