baraciisch (3236) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Not much aroma... Deep brown in color.. A lot of coffee notes, nutty, not particularly smooth... Had better, but not bad.... Had it on cask as well... Cask conditioning brings out a lot of smoothness and crispness of beer... Not as nutty, coffee less prevalent... Hop finish is more present... Definitely better on cask.... tderoeck (9724) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2011
2/10/2011 on tap @ CBC (2011-491)brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Very dark brown to black beer, creamy beige to brown head, bit stable, non adhesive. Aroma: mocha, dark caramel, nuts, sugary, some alcohol. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: roasted nuts, roasted malts, mocha, coffee, hop bitter. Aftertaste: coffee, roasted, bitter ashes.
A: The pour is a very dark brown, almost black, color with a finger of khaki colored head.
S: Strong roasted malt and dark chocolate character. Plenty of licorice and molasses with lots of earthy qualities to it as well. There is a bit of toffee sweetness, maybe some hints of smoke.
T: The flavor is quite nice with a subtle bitterness from the roast and the hops. Lots of roasted malt flavor including coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Some more earthy notes, molasses, and toffee.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: A solid porter. I could have used a bit more chocolate flavor/sweetness, but still solid. j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2011
On cask at CBC the Saturday night after Belgian Beer Fest up in Boston. Pours a deep black with a medium sized beige head. Coffee, roast, gorgeous caramel and roast. Super smooth, chocolate and roast. Long chocolate and big roast bitterness. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Tap, brewpub. Pours a clear dark brown body with a thin film of brown head. The nose is a touch sweet with some chocolate, light roast, and maybe a touch of light butter. The flavor is on the sweeter side, lots of burnt caramel with some licorice, molassas, and that touch of diacetyl. Minimal to no bitterness. Mouthfeel is a touch clingy and sticky with moderate fizzy carbonation. Not my preference as far as the style goes and the diacetyl is a turn off.
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes.
Pours very dark with a bit if a light brown head and not. Uch lacing. Nose brings some smoke as well as coffee, chocolate, and roast. The taste is mostly roast with a bit of smoke. Pretty good body and a bit dry. Drinks fairly well but was a bit of a letdown.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-03-2010 Roonai (305) - - MAR 16, 2011
On tap at cbc during EBF weekend. Poured black with a brown head. Coffee with some hops in there and a dark fruit sweetness. Taste is a hop pop that shows through smokey roasted malts. This was a cool beer. deyholla (11605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Poured dark brown with a gray head that dissipated slowly to the edges and laced nicely. Aroma was full of roasted malt with a bit of bitter backing hop and a hint of dryness. Flavor began with chocolate and roasted malt with a backing pine note. Finish was slightly dry. chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
On cask (gravity dispense) at Great British Beer Festival, day 3 on 6 August 2009. Nice dark colour. Lots of body - rich but not too heavy. Rum & raisin ice cream. Finishes dry. Excellent balance between presence & drinkability. Worked very well on cask I thought.
Alphadelic (2237) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Marmite, roasts and charcoal on the nose. Oily with a huge roast character and a burnt cake or biscuit finish. Very nasal. It smokes you out.