nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2005
The aroma features chocolate, coffee, and sugar. The appearance is nearly black with a small but thick head that goes away quickly. The flavor is the same as the aroma (chocolate, coffee, and sugar) but with a little smoke and vinegar. The palate is not as thick as I had hopped. Overall it’s not bad and for a beer it’s about as close as you’re going to get to a mocha latte. The only thing I don’t like about it is the astringent aftertaste. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Bottle from Kevin. Usual dark body with a thin ring of bubbles. Nose-smells like an old cardboard box that once held chocolate candies. Taste-spent coffee grounds, grapes, sharp flavoring hops, thin chocolate milk, musty cardboard finish. Not bad, but not perfect. lethe (177) - New York, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Typical porter appearance with an inch-high tan head. Nose is immediately enjoyably rich with malt tones of coffee, chocolate and a feint smokiness. Mouthfeel is on the light side and oily. Flavor starts out nicely with above described attributes but then becomes overwhelmed with peat malt that makes the flavor stale, acrid, and pungent. A good attempt, but too much peat (i.e. in overrated Laphroig scotch) destroys depth and character. oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Pours a almost black with just a faint red. Aroma is of coffee and malt with some hops. Flavor is of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and a little smoke. Kevin (2201) - Montana, USA - NOV 29, 2005
marble black with an orange head. smell is dusty marshmallow, apple, and cocoa. bitter chocolate flavor. watery mouthfeel. this is thin. all chalky bitter is wrong tasting, like a bitter cauliflower. this is not the perfect porter, mediocre porter, yes, perfect, no.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2005
Very little to no head that pours a carmel color. The body of the beer is a very dark brown, almost black. A nice coffee aroma combined with a smoked barley. High carbonation but a very nice and smooth finish. ehhdayton (1188) - USA - NOV 22, 2005
The aroma is a rich maltiness with hints of smoke. The color is deep black with a creamy tan head. The flavor is a pleasent dark chocolate with hints of smoked roastedness. GTown (127) - New York, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Pours dark with a thin tan head. Lots of cocoa; some maltiness coming through. A decent porter all around. Too bad they just went out of business (again!). Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Bottle: Huge cocoa aroma, Light roastiness is there, but it’s burried behind the cocoa. Pours a dark brown with hints of orange around the bottom of the glass when held to the light. Moderate off-white head diminishes quickly. Flavor is almost all slightly watery cocoa with a light roasted coffee in the background. So much cocoa that it’s overbearing. walleye (1102) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2005
from the bottle. poured brown with a nice sized tan head that left some nice lacing. aroma brown sugar, bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, caramel. flavor chocolate covered cherries, malt, sugar honey. enjoyed this beer nice and smooth with a nice mouthfeel too it.