DocLock (11217) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2018
Can from Smith's. Pours hazy black with tan head. Nose is dark malt, chocolate. Tastes of charred dark malt, molasses, mild chocolate. Lighter body, and a bit muddled in the finish. jtclockwork (17769) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2017
Can - pours dark brown tan head - nose and taste of burnt rubber and burnt chocolate malt - medium body Jayb0 (1223) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2017
Nitro. Strong aroma of cocoa, roasted malt followed by a similar up front punch of roasted malt, almost a hint of smokiness. creamy (well, nitro...) flavors dissipate quickly leaving a fairly short finish with some malt sweetness. Sort of a love or hate porter I think, given the up front punch, I liked it but it's not a balanced quaffer of a porter. jredmond (8928) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle shared with and courtesy of Andrew. Pours a deep brown body with light lacing. Nose is deep roast and soft sugars. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of roast, light chocolate milk and bitter root. Eh, okay only. mike67 (1299) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt, bread crust, dark fruit and chocolate. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is astringent, toasted malt, chocolate, brown sugar and herbal hops. Finish is long and astringent. Did not go well for me.
katrinaez (2410) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2017 On nitro, light malty aroma. Pours dark brown with lots of foam head. Head is tan with yellowish tint. Extremely light porter taste upfront but then the dark chocolate and raisin aftertaste hits and lingers. Lightly coats the tongue. Tap. Update: 01-Dec-2017, just as good in can, chocolate a little more prominent. ganache (6108) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle, the tenth rating for this beer. Nose is overwhelming dusty cocoa and gooey liquid chocolate. Pour chestnut that’s close to pure black in the glass, head a short but tight tan. Taste very sweet, nosing around the territory of cloying but not over the line, dries somewhat by the end, where it adds a tinge of astringency for the sultry aftertaste. Mostly chocolate with a little black roast malt, pleasant ash floating around spikes of red berry, smooth fullish body with a little burn on the throat (combination of alcohol and adjunct, not acidity). Touch mineral, touch oak/vanillin, low hops and low bitterness, sticky lips, and a lot of flavor. This one is a late-90s/early-aughties classic, which is to say intense, high scores from the one-ounce raters but should probably be nursed if it’s the first beer of the night. [2017.01.21: 3.8] njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Poured at brewery a dark brown with just off white head. Aroma of vanilla,dark chocolate roasted malts, a bit of oak. Taste was simular with a nice coca finish. ffaoe (1048) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2016
malty, light chocolate aromas. black in color with nice long lasting head. taste is strongly of chocolate, faint hop bitterness at finish. full body and smooth raymow (1879) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2015
on tap at Crafty’s Taproom in Northeast Philly - Sweet chocolatey aroma and flavor. Nice dark color. Very good.