anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocoalte and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate caramel finish. Travlr (25821) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Draft at the source. Dark naroon color, tan head. Aroma of coffee grounds. Taste is burnt coffee and sweet caramel. jtclockwork (17100) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with offwhite, almost tan head. Nose of roasted malts and burnt coffee grounds. Taste of burnt malts, mocha and old coffee with Fuggles. bhensonb (15617) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Very dark brown color with a significant tan head. Interesting aromas of coffee, nuts, dark toasted malt and chocolate. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is a tad sour, with chocolate, coffee and dark malt. Finish is rather dry and has a very slight sour note. Rich and tasty porter. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2007
(12oz bottle, thanks mj) Black body with tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, chococoffee, some cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, strong espresso, some chocolate, roast, faint anise. Light-medium body, light crispness.
Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2010 Rerate, 10/8/10, from the post-infection days, so this one is certainly due for rerating. 12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized brown frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel and smoke. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, oats and a bit of smoke and coffee in the finish. Very mild hops. Medium bodied. Pretty good beer. 7/4/8/4/15/3.8bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Old Rating 1/7/08, 5/3/6/4/12/3.0. Bottle. Pours nearly-jet black with thin head. Roasty, nutty aroma. Very strong taste of caramel. A little too sour, but not bad.
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma of roastiness, chocolate, some vanilla, and light lactose sourness. Flavor of roasted malt, slight cherry sourness, almonds, and coffee with a bitter finish. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade with The_Beer_God (thanks!). Poured a dark, dark brown with an averaged sized brown head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, light vanilla, tobacco, and coffee. Tastes of roast, chocolate, smoke, vanilla with a nice coffee bitter finish. I do have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Very nice... jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a rich brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-licorice/anise/chocolate, some acidic. Taste is dark malt-licorice/anise/chocolate/coffee, some acidic hops. Full body. OK carbonation. Nicely done, not my style. shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle. Ashy chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet dark chocolate malt flavor followed by ashy/lightly bitter finish. Tasty beer.