hopscotch (11181) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2017 OldStyleCubFan (77) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at churchkey.....flat. ....but really traditional porter....the negative review seem to be expecting a stout.....maybe a little thin....reddish brown..slight alcohol in the noise...good
Draft... Pours black with a tiny, wispy, off-white head. The aroma is a hearty and fruity swirl of mocha, blueberries and strawberries. Full-bodied with prickly carbonation. The flavor features vanilla and mocha. This is super-sweet to the point of being cloying. Way to sweet for me and I’m a Scotch ale fan. There’s potential here, but I think it needs further attenuation. sonnycheeba (6259) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle at tasting event. Pours deep, dark brown. Aroma and flavor are dark chocolate, roasted coffee, faint caramel and toast, and some faint dark fruit notes. Medium/full body. wombat23 (1665) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Draft at The Ginger Man, NYC. Dark brown, almost black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and dark fruits. Acidic and alcoholic finish. Jow (4030) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Tap at gingerman. Deep dark pour small purple head. Nose is chocolate and malt. Tastes of fudge, motor oil, cola, cocoa powder, malty, red wine residue, and brown sugar. Rich and thick palate. magsinva (1423) - Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Tap @ Tusky’s - pours pitch with a tan head that vanishes as it warms. Love the coffee beef jerky sweetness happening with this one. Has a nice smoothness to the finish. Nice!
DiarmaidBHK (5668) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Draft at Tuscarora mill. Pours black with a half inch of khaki foam. Doesn't leave much lacing in the glass. Lots of chocolate on the nose. Nice roasted malt on the nose with a touch of sweetness balanced by some nice hop presence. Hides it's booze well. Nice!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone brownaler (700) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Strong coffee aroma with a bold chocolate malt. Finish is smooth and velvety. M pras (602) - Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Pours pitch black with aromas of roasty malt and chocolate. Flavor is more of the same, very rich and sweet. Mouthfeel is silky. Sweetness hides the alcohol well. mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
[7203-20150501] 1pt9.4floz bottle. Roasted wood chips and fruity roasted nuts aroma. Black body with a quick foamy tan head. Fruity wooden roasted bread flavour. Medium body. Seems almost infected? (7/3/5/3/12) 3.0
BierMeHoos (644) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2015
(w/ jercraigs, mds)
Poured from a 1 pint 9.4 fl oz bottle. This is one darn good beer. Appearance is black, pure black. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee, and lots of chocolate. Taste is similar, with some slight hints of alcohol. Palate is medium, not too thick. Overall, a really nice beer, very drinkable, right up my type of beer.