DuffMan (8933) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, - NOV 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Publican in Chicago. How is this not a black IPA? Incredibly hoppy porter in true 3F fashion, delicious, incredibly drinkable. But truthfully, it is the hops that steal the show here, fresh and bright and yummy.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black and completely opaque with only the faintest of mahogany edges and a three finger, frothy beige head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting cap/ring. Excellent retention, only slowly settling and completely coating the glass with sheets of soapy lacing on the way down.
Slightly smokey roasted dark malt aroma with a subtle earthy hop presence and sweeter light malts. Slight rauchbier character with charcoal, butane and smoked meat, however, not overwhelmingly smokey. The smoke is countered by delicate earthy hop resins, pine needle and grass. Underneath the smoke and hops, there is a robust dark malt presence with coffee beans, burnt toast, oatmeal and dark chocolate. The heavier roast is countered by sweeter dessert-like dark malts with hints of chocolate cake, toffee and caramel. Very complex with the subtle smoke and hop presence adding nice complexity.
Lighter body than expected with subtle roast and resinous hop bitterness countered by lighter dark malt sweetness. Somewhat watered down which is kind of disappointing but helps drinkability. Slightly smokey with barbecued meat, liquid smoke and delicate charcoal flavor. Faint robust coffee bean flavor along with toast, oatmeal and dark cocoa. Lighter malt sweetness with caramel, toffee and milk chocolate sweetness. Light body and easy to drink with decent hop and smoke flavor but the mouthfeel is weak and the malt bill is slightly one dimensional.
nuplastikk (5612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at FFF. Big steady head on top of a deep brown-black body. Full bodied, rich, roasty chocolate porter. Heavy malts, molasses. Roast coffee tones with the chocolate malts. Far from sessionable, this one took me awhile to finish. Solid flavors, just a little heavy for the ABV. Quality overall.
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Three Floyds. Black in color with a khaki head. Nice roasted malt, cocoa powder, and toasted bread on the nose. Quite hop forward as well. Strong floral and citrus hop aromas. Big grapefruit, orange, and tangerine. Flavor is lightly bitter with roasted malt, grapefruit peel, and a hint of coffee. Lots of orange and tangerine. Some cocoa powder and dark chocolate, toffee, and molasses.
MWMBeerguy (200) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Faint grain with chocolate overtone. A little vegetal hop character in the aroma. Pitch black with a thin head. Chocolaty taste gives way to an oniony flavor. Doesn't sound attractive, but boy, it works well.
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Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the taproom. Pours a crisp deep brown to black color with a fizzy light brown head. Aroma is a very faint roasted malts with a healthy serving of floral, fleshy fruit wet hops. Flavor brings out more of the porter characteristics, with roasted malts, slightly smokey, a touch of fresh fruity hops. Light and drinkable for such a dark beer. Excellent
Beerman6686 (6051) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a dark brown with a off white hea.d Aroma was of medium roasted malts and arthy green hops. Flavor was similar, fairly light porter puhing towards an india brown ale.
Art (2923) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at DLD. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Slight hop aroma but with a malty balanced taste. Light body.
charule (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured at DLD. Almost black. Light head. Light hop aroma. Med carb and bod. Sweet resin roast taste.
cernjoh (181) - Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap from Three Floyds. Aroma is grassy straw, not like your typical porter. This one is hopped up. Appearance dark brown allowing no light to pass. Taste is a fabulous combination of a porter and IPA. Palate is smooth. Overall a great beer.
bytemesis (6165) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours opaque black, small tan creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, light roast. Flavor follows, citrus, roast, light sweet, light biter. Light body, creamy. Black IPA, dude