JoeMcPhee (9598) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2010
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Deep black pour. The nose has a nice mix of heavy roast and fairly assertive earthy hops. The palate is quite rich and lovely. Bitter cocoa and strong earthy roastiness. Soft bitterness and a touch of earthiness as well. It’s fairly simple but nice nonetheless. More stout than porter – as is usually the case. vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Draft @ Blind Tiger. Black pour with some tan head. Roasted coffee, caramel and chocolate malt aroma. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, and hints of caramel, however finishes slightly bitter. potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Draught at Blind Tiger. Dark brown almost black with lacy tan head that thins. Aroma is roasted earthy hops. light fruit, light chocolate. Taste is roasted malt going earthy hop bitter in finish. Fruity for a porter. Medium bitter finish that lasts. TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Tap at Vlind Tiger. Poured off black. Light cherry and sweet nose. Full bodied with cherry molasses and coffee noted with nice roasted malts. It’s in between sweet and bitter. Really drinkable and good. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Draft, pours a dark bruin body with a coffee tan head. Minerals and coffee, dry and bitter chocolate and malty coffee tones. A mild roastiness, some dry rustic malt tones. A bitter earth and a sweeter hop character a light mint and earthiness. Nice.
Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Tap at BT. Pours a deep dark woody brown nearing black with a decent head- CO2 pour. Aroma is green, grassy, mint hops, mixed with roast, chocolate malt, and burnt toffee, turning to light smoke harshness and cocoa bean spice. Flavor is toffee, burnt tobacco, roast, chocolate malts, slight pine and mint, and even a slight cherry pit mixed with coffee. Ok. SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Much better than their black raven porter that I had next to this. Black with a tan head. Chocolate and toasty malt aroma. The flavor is pretty much the same with toasty malt sweetness and roasty chocolate. A touch bitter in balance with a medium body. Not much hop flavor. Pretty standard and nothing too interesting, but solid. bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Draft. Very dark brown with a tan head. Light coffee and roast aroma. Roffee and roast flavor with a bit of chocolate. Medium bodied. Roast and chocolate lingers. Not enough depth. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Faint aroma but a good strong slightly bitter taste of chocolate and coffee.