kaser (3302) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from draft at Hopleaf. Black and thick. Coffee notes. Very very rich. Great flavor and enjoyable
ryecatcher (851) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a deep nearly opaque brown, with a nonexistent head (could be my glass though). Nose is standard porter -- dark roasted barley dominating. Mouth is medium bodied, malt forward, then bitter with a hint of soot. Not really all that great -- especially given the weighted average, so to be fair, this may just be an old bottle.
StefanSD (2217) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of elkhunter. Thanks. Pours a dark brown color with a small beige head that has fair retention. The aroma is mild with dark roasted grains and some coffee. The flavor is similar to the nose, coffee, blackened barley, unsweetened baking chocolate and earthy hops provide a nice bitter balance. The palate is full and smooth with medium carbonation. Finishes a bit short with some lingering acidity. Overall: Very nice little brew, I will drink again.
doubelknv3 (1008) - Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roast, chocolate, and coffee aroma. Black, tan head, and mild lacing. Chocolate, roast, and hop bitter notes. Dry, well balanced, and medium bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Dogbrick (8795) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the DBLDP on 09/02/2012: Murky brown-black pour with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing. Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate in the nose. Light-bodied with flavors of mocha, earthy malt and hops. The finish is earthy malt and cocoa. Above average overall.
rubbishystuff (1899) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Fork on Lincoln. Tasty porter, roasted and chocolate flavors. Full bodied and flavored but knows when to pull back to make it easy drinking. Serving: Bottle
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Roasted malts, a touch of licorice, half finger of colored foam, dark brown appearance, medium bodied, lively mouthfeel, Smooth at first with a bitter back end.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Rating #258. This was a big bitter and roasty beer. A good amount of coffee and dark chocolate, real nice. (2437)
wlajwl (4125) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is chocolate, slightly nutty and dark malts. The flavor is chocolate, coffee, nuttiness, malts, fruit and a smooth/slightly tart finish.
pushkinwow (2144) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from a trade. Dark brown with a tan head. Semi-sweet roasted malts, milk chocolate, some coffee. Moderate body, high initial carbonation but settles down, bittersweet, becomes quite dry, nice malt and chocolate at the end. Worthwhile.