Butters (3665) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark near black pour with ring of brown head. Nose is slightly boozy and a hint vegetal. Roasty and toasty and vanilla notes. Really smooth and chocolately. Smooth and velvety, but not overly chewy or thick. Perfect mouthfeel for a porter. Really enjoyed this.
kaser (2033) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 750ml bottle. Black with tiny ring of brown head. A rich cocoa and malty flavor. Roasty and toasty taste. Mouthful indeed. Good porter
jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Black with a large beige head. Aroma is of roasted malts, caramel, brown sugar. Taste is of roasted malts, molasses, and licorice.
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is dark, brownish black in color, and has a tan head. The smell is malt, roast, coffee, chocolate, nice, and cocoa. The taste is malts, cocoa, chocolate, roast, well balanced.
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out oak, lager yeast, and a bit of chocolate. Flavour reveals notes of oak, a little chocolate, and lots of lager yeast. Very lager-like, with loads of chocolate and oak. Medium complexity. Good stuff, just not really my thing.
Strykzone (4401) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at esbls. Quite dark. A tan ring. A sweet toasty yeasty fruity nose. Nice flavor. Rich malts by the boatload. Cocoa. Coffee. Vanilla is light. Smooth feel.
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a deep dark brownish black color with a big mocha three finger head that fades slowly to heavy lacing. Aromas of roast and lightly sweet malts, with faint alcohol notes and soft wood/barrel as well. Taste is roasty and toasty with a slight metallic tinge with a gentle bitter roast, along with some light chocolate as well. Medium body, medium carbonation.
Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Amager Bryghus - Tasting - thanks to Papsř. Black - offwhite head. Bitter burned, nice malty, coffee, licorice, oakey notes, dryness, fruity, vanilla, cocoa, ok bitterness, nice light bourbon finish.
Lubiere (9319) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark stout with a thick frothy dark brown head. In aroma, nice sweet chocolate malt with licorice and musty floral hops. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate malt with dark fruits, licorice, light floral hops, light maple, alcohol warmth, very nice. Bottle at Downtown Brew fest LV 2013.
jsquire (3313) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with a foamy brown head. Lots of chocolate in the nose. Flavors of chocolate, ripe fruit, raisin with some caramel sweetness and warming alcohol. Some oak and vanilla flavors. This is a smooth, rich beer.