zenkis (865) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAR 22, 2014
Pours dark brown reddish, balsamy with cream brown top, vanishing fast, almost no lasing. Aroma - dominat chocolate-cocoa alike malts, a bit lactic as well, little cake-y. Taste is heavy bitter, mostly from darker malts, backgrounded with tiny sweetness. Some herbal hops notes in aftertaste. Light body, watery texture, dry, roasty finish. Weak porter for me, dominant chocolate flavored but so tiny in mouthfeel. Melnis (527) - LATVIA - MAR 21, 2014
Aromātā diezgan viegls, un protams garšā arī. Sit carui bāzes iesalu, kurš nav ilgi raudzēts. Garšā un aromātā ir ļoooti kvalitativa tumšā šokolāde. Tas arī izglābj šo alu. Varetu dzert daudz. Augsta atzīme- jo stils ir parasts porteris. JBPortland (1557) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2014
12oz bottle pours almost opaque dark brown with light edges and 1 finger head. Nose is hershey syrup, vanilla, bakers chocolate. Taste is roasty cocoa, vanilla, subtle fruitiness, milk, cream. Finish is mildly bitter cocoa, coffee, and sweet vanilla extract. Not bad, but one was enough. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark black pour with big fizzy tan head, dissipates but laces well. Aroma brought notes of big cocoa powder, roast, some slight metallic notes into a bit of roast, cocoa bean as well. Taste is a mix of chocolate, big coffee, roast, slight earth, hints of metal in there, touch of grass, berry notes, finishing fairly bitter, dry. Interesting. gmellison (427) - Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Pour thanks to nielsenratings. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is nutty and chocolatey. Flavor is bitter chocolate, some spice. good stuff.
cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle offered @ gmellison. Dark brown appearance with a dark brown head. Aroma has a bit of smoke, roast, dark chocolate, mad cocoa powder. Soft mouth feel. Mild to moderate bitterness. Moderate sweetness. Lots of cocoa powder in the flavor. Easy to drink. tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Pours a very dark brown with a small light brown head. Nice toasty malt on the nose, milk chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. Tasty roasted cocoa on the taste, caramel, milky coffee, and a nice citrus hop flavor. Well rounded but not spectacular. fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Probably the best I've had if the almanac series, pretty good for a standard porter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DuffMan (10607) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle. Dark walnut brown with a medium brown head. Aroma is fudgey with roasty undertones. Balanced chocolate and roast flavours, a touch of cinnamon, some vanilla sweetness. For a "regular" ABV stout, this packed some nice flavour. pcstuck (64) - Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2014
12oz bottle . Mild sweet chocolate aroma with vanilla and malt. Taste was lacking the complexity I was hoping for. Low carbonation, malty with slight hop bitterness.