pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2002
Pitch Black Color. Great bittersweet chocolate flavor. This is good stuff... fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2003
A nice surprise! The smell is very good, the appearance is very dark and thick, and the taste is excellent! My favorite beer is Terminator Stout (McMiniman's Brewing), but this is a close second. Comparable to Sierra Nevada Porter, but I want to try the two side-by-side. Excellent choice. green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Pours like hot caramel. Aroma is great. Pronounced roasted, malty, chocolate. Nice brown head, medium bubbles, with good lacing. Hmm… this is pretty stout-like; mouthfeel is way to thick and creamy for a porter. On the other hand it does have the astringency of a good porter. This one is a chocolate and caramel on the front, nice bold bitterness rounded and softend by sweetness, leave a good long pleasant aftertaste. Braudog (6763) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2005
Dark brown with a reddish tinge and a small, but rocky head. Nice little hoppy aroma. The flavors are tangy caramel-based, with a twist of citrus, pine and roast nuts. Quite delicious. Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2007
DRY HOPPED PORTER! Wahoo! Pours an inpeneterable deep brown with a sizable head that leaves good lacing and retains well. Aroma is of espresso, brandy soaked berries, grahm cracker and hopps. Robust roasted black coffee flavours paired with intense hop bitterness with a mild acidity and subtle berry flavours. This stuff is incredible. The combonation of flavours gives the impression of espresso. The advertised caramel and chocolate flavours are also there. Creamy mouthfeel and long roasty palate with a bone-dry finish. I could have a new favorite porter.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Bottle.Pours dark brown with small tan head. Lovely aroma of roasted malt, light wood, coffee, caramel, malple, and coco. The taste was the same with smooth chocolate finish. I had this in my closet for some time now, maybe I need to go get me some more!. Excellent beer. IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Always being a fan of Avery and not necessairly the style, I thought I would give this one a try. Hops are nice and earthy. Distinctly PNW hops, which you can never go wrong with. Maybe a hint of caramel in the nose. Pours wonderfully carbonated with slightly brown head, nice and creamy. Mouthfeel is much like a traditional porter but the rest definitely is not. The crush of hops when you first sip make this a style bender, more like a black I PA then I would have thought. Differs slightly in the the sweetness department. Overall, hops dominate, but the slightly roasty caramel malt does have some presence. No real weak spots. Drinkability 4/5 Yum! tchernobyl (1) - - AUG 19, 2013 does not count
Nose is malty, bready, chocolatey. First fills the mouth with RICH taste of roasted malts. Strong notes of coffee & chocolate. One of the more delicious beers I’ve had. Pretty malty up front, but the hops come out at the finish. Very creamy and rich, amazing. badpuppy69 (321) - orange, California, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Pours a deep red dark amber. Beautiful color! Thick soapy tan head! Aroma is chocolate and some vanilla notes aswel roasted malts and light dark fruits. Taste is upfront roasted smoke malt followed by dark fruits and dark chocolate under tone and a touch of a dark roasted coffee note. And a un denyable lingering roastyness malt character, medium mouth feel. Super fine well put together fine Porter! YuuuuuuuM!!! BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Rich chocolaty cocoa coffee and caramel all mixed into one. Dark brown pour with minimal head. Lots of maltiness. Very bitter finish. Great beet.