omhper (25157) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2017
Keg at Ginger Man, Plano. Black with small beige head. Aroma of maple, licorice and pecan. Mid sweet with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Chocolate and tar, pecan and some caramel. Mid bitter finish. Solid. Delivering what I expected. Flawless. Theydon_Bois (19546) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Cask at the Ginger Man, Houston, 21/05/13.
Mid black with a medium tan head that retains well.
Nose is roast malt, vanilla, syrup, sugars, chocolate.
Taste comprises pecan, roast malt, lactose, light chocolate notes.
Medium bodied but a little on the thin/watery side - certainly for a 6.8% ABV beer, moderate carbonation, soft roast in the finish.
Drinkable porter, let down by lack of body and no great depth of flavour, not one I’d look to in the future. jtclockwork (16602) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2015
Growler at 10K. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of toasted pecan, roast chocolate. Medium body. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
A: The pour is a dark, dark brown color with a finger’s worth (or so) of tan head.
S: Plenty of roast comes through right away with a bit of bananas, which I was not expecting. The nuttiness is there and provides some interesting sweetness, along with a chocolate note.
T: A very nice roasty base for this beer. The flavor profile is sort of all over the place: sweet bananas, chocolate, pecans, coffee, and perhaps some molasses too.
M: The body is medium with a somewhat low carbonation, but it doesn’t detract from the beer at all.
D: I’m very glad to have finally tried this one, and to find that it was as good as I expected. A very enjoyable beer that I would have again. Ferris (15426) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Draft - Coffee and nuts. Jet black with a thin beige head. Chocolate, coffee and a light nutty sweetness. Not sure how big pecans play a part but nice.
Scopey (14778) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2016
Keg at Yardhouse, Houston. It pours darkest brown, near black with a sturdy tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, plenty of toasted nuts, a good hit of coffee, treacle and cacao nibs. The taste is bitter, dry roasted malt, toasted nuts, earthy, pecan pie, chewy malt, coffee grounds, cocoa, fudge, toffee and a bit of alcohol. The finish is dry and toasty. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Could be done with a bit more depth, but it’s pretty decent anyhow. djd07 (14581) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2010
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a very dark brown with a medium creamy light tan head that lasts awhile leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a roasted chocolate and nuts. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet roasted coffee flavor and nice lingering finish. Hides the alcohol well making it very drinkable. A very good Porter from (512). argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Draft. Brown-black body with medium tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, chococaramel, some nut. Taste is moderately sweet, chococaramel, some nut. Mediu body, light stickiness. Drake (13741) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2009
Handbottle from the brewery. Pours an opaque dark brown color with a medium dark brown head. Decent head retention and nice rings of lacing. Aroma is bitter roasted malts, faint leafy hops, nuts and maple. Taste is pecan pie... pecans, brown sugar... leafy hop notes, slight fruity noted. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2009
(Draught and a growler sample courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa, toffee, roasted malt, and pecans. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, pecans, and some cocoa.