hopscotch (11409) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Draft... Pours black with a mid-sized, fluffy, crème-colored head that refuses to dissipate. The aroma is too restrained and I have to work way too hard to pull notes of chocolate crème, toasted tree nuts and dark chocolate from my glass. Full-bodied with a thin mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The flavor is ashen, bitter and loaded with 85% dark chocolate. A lightly acidic component is intertwined with these characteristics in the lengthy finish. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Brown pour a hunahpus day. Tan head. Roasty up front, light sweetness, the belgian yeast shows itself, and its not my favorite in a porter. Still pretty solid. SudsMcDuff (8538) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2013
On tap @ the CCB taproom, Tampa .. . good dose of belgian yeast .. . medium mouth .. . mild bitters .. . tart and dark cooking chocolate .. . enjoyable but a whole pint would have been trying .. . . its my blood pressure you know, if i don’t take it regularly i feel like i’m gonna blow up! TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Draft on tap at Cigar City Tap Room (Tampa, FL). Pours a deeper brown darl hue, well hazed body throws deep near opaque brownish black hues. A healthy ruby copper bottom and edges glow well. Frothy light brown head atop cakes, laces ok overall. Aromas are growing toasty malts, bit of cocoa, earth, and some gentle fruit. Faint woody feel, mellow estery fruit, cocoa and gentle coffee. Touch of Belgian yeast influence skates in as it warms a bit more. A bit more cocoa driven at times, mellow toastiness, dryness hit. Initial is medium bodied, some solid toastiness, cocoa, earthy brown malts. Touches of Belgian yeast, mellow spice, gentle fruit. A lot going on here, drying out and getting more toasty, faint smoked feel, touch of leather, dryness as we move on. Some banana, gentle estery fruit. Mellow sweetness, brown malts, biscuits into the middle. Backend shows toastiness, earthy dryness, some cocoa, earth, tobacco and gentle woody elements. Dry, mellow hopping. Lingering toasty and faint cocoa. Mellow fruit, dried out yeast. Pretty good beer, especially at 4.5 ABV. Really puts a lot of elements together well. I’ve had some bigger girthy sticky Belgian Brown Porter types lately back home, and this smaller version blows them out of the water. Well done. burg326 (5628) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
On draft at CCB poured a dark brown color with aromas of light roast, a touch of dark fruit and spicey belgium yeast. Fla ors are the same light roast with light clove and spice in the finish.
markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
On draft at Cigar City and Cigar City Brewpub. Pours a hazy porter brown with a soapy tan head. Nose is roasted malt, earth, peanut shells, and some earth and ash. Flavor is similar with roast, chocolate, peanut and spice, then earth and ash in the finish. Light to medium in body and very nice overall. smith4498 (3687) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Draft @ the brewery. Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate with hints of Begian yeast. Flavors of moderately roasted malts and some chocolate with slight taste of Belgian yeast. Medium body with moderate carbonation. jcartamdg (3539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Pours dark brown/black with a thin off white head. Aroma of smokey roast, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is roasty coffee, chocolate, smoke. Creamy and highly drinkable if you like smokey beers pineypower (3350) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Draft at CCB. Pours out black with a small off white head. Aroma is of chocolate, fruity yeast, light smoke and mild toasty malt. Taste is complex, smoked malt, light chocolate, some light dried fruits, slight plum with a silky smooth body. dchmela (3088) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2013
Growler from the brewery. Pours black with a thick off white head. Big roasted grain aroma with begian yeast notes. Taste is big and roasty, slightly astringent with light chocolate notes. Good.