yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Sunset Grill. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and breadish. Dark chocolate too. Liqourice and dark malty roasted flavoured. Mild acidic note. Ends dry malty and roasted finish.
madmitch76 (15095) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
18th November 2009
Opaque black beer. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Moderate carbonation. Nice dark malt and some tangy minerals. Not much else here. Pretty standard stuff.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of orange, grapefruit, roastiness, light coffee, and chocolate. Flavor of citrus/pine hops, roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, and caramel.
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I can’t believe I haven’t tried this beer til now, what’s wrong with me? Draft. Deep maroon color, thick beige head with good retention. Aroma of a Starbucks latte. Taste is burnt bitter espresso without the sugar, but with ground up bitter 70% cacao chocolate bars from Duty Free. Very bitter and dryish finish. A very drinkable, although non-traditional, unsweetened American porter suitable for diabetics.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Smallish beige head that leaves nice lacing, atop cola brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast/coffee, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, roast/coffee/burnt, some caramel, earthy/floral, grapefruit. Creamy medium body.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle-pours a thin tan head and dark brown color with red tint. Aroma is malt, medium/dark fruit, faint citrus hops. Taste is medium malt-chocolate, medium/dark fruit, faint citrus hops. Medium body. Mild carbonation. Thanks Kai for sharing.
bhensonb (11079) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Oak Tree. Pours very dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma suggests meat! It’s full of dark malt, chocolate, and some citrusy hop. So how is that meat? My brain isn’t sharing that info with me. It’s full in body. It’s full of dark stuff, and coffee and chocolate. The roast/toast malt is smooth. The hops render it bitter. It’s full of flavor. Just excellent. Final eval: chocolate and dark stuff.
Tmoney99 (10674) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at Ludlow Wines. Poured black color with a medium off-white fizzy head that mostly lasted and had good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee, chocolate and caramel aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Medium bitttersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark reddish brown porter with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, nice coffee with some good british hops. In mouth, a nice herbaceous chocolate with coffee grains, grassy, good chocolate bitterness. On tap at RFD, Sept. 18 2010.
BeerandBlues2 (9700) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle received from Machfive55. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy, light brown head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, dark chocolate, coffee), light hop (herbs), heavy yeast (sweaty leather) with notes of moldy wet socks, sour prunes, and mildew. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness and acidity, heavy bitterness.