jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap poured a dark brown color with a good amount of head. Toasty malty flavor with a lingering finish.
eelbasher (189) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at crab/beer fest thing. Pours deep black with a small light brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, metal, light coffee, and a touch of smoke. The flavor is full of roasted goodness, light coffee, some toffee notes, and finishing a bit dry. Decent drinking and middle road.
jredmond (4576) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the brewery with Linh, Mom and Scarlett. Pours a deep brown body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is smoked malt and peat. Mouthfeel is medium to light with notes of deep roasted malt and peaty smoke.
Jesterdeal (1467) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is off with smoking rubber, slight coffee notes. Pours black with a brewpub head. Taste is more roasted rubber, campfire, and barbeque sauce. Not a good porter.
Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a dark head. NIce chocolate and vanilla, roasted malts with noticeable earthy hops. Powdered cocoa comes on in the end. Medium, slick body. Good porter.
keepersj12 (2444) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice beer. Pours a dark brown almost black with a creamy lacing head. The aroma has some milk chocolate and a lot of roast malts. It is quite sweet with the chocolate up front and a nice smokiness in the back. The beer is very smooth.
keanex (1133) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No bottling information.
Appearace: The body is pitch black through the center, light only exposed through the edges showing a dark and clear brown body. The head is thick with great retention that settles into a thick ring and a light coating with lots of lacing.
Aroma: Cocoa and smoked malts come to mind, slightly peaty like a scotch, perhaps a touch of smoked meats. Interesting aroma.
Taste: Vanilla is the first thing that comes to mind, but itís quickly balanced by cocoa and peat, thereís a touch of a roasted flavor and the finish is slightly peaty that lingers for a while. This is very interesting.
Palate: Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: This is a good and very interesting porter. The peat is a very interesting take and while I enjoy it, it does distract a little from the overall flavor rather than add to it. I would have like a more traditional beechwood smoke than peat here. This is well worth trying though, in-fact I think you should!
Matthews2k4 (1) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very unique smokey flavor with hints of vanilla (or coffee?) very smooth and subtle taste. I need this beer while sitting around a fire on a cold December night...
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pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. pours out almost black...more of a cola color on second look with a small off white-tan head. Aroma is of burnt coffee grounds, light semi-sweet chocolate, and some lightly bitter hop notes. Taste is old coffee grounds, bakerís chocolate, light bitter hop notes, some mild roast.
closey22 (573) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smokey, caramally, peat . Typical color and head
FinishEs long and toasty.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black pour with no head. Smokey wood, dark colorful malts in aroma. Smokey malt some fark almost chocolate like flavors. Finish is smooth.