TH28 (451) - - MAY 14, 2016
750ml bottle. 4/12/16 bottle date. Appearance: Black, opaque, with dark ruby tint and a moderate khaki head that dissipated quickly.
Aroma: Dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate upfront, with a touch of toffee. Coffee and chocolate aromas are stronger than most in this style.
Taste: Dark roasted malt dominates, with a strong coffee bean and dark chocolate flavor. Light caramel and toffee in the background. Bitterness is moderate, just enough to balance the maltiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with light viscosity, and a low carbonation.
Finish: Dry, with dark roast and chocolate prominent and touch of astringency.
Overall: Good robust Porter, heavier on the roast/coffee character than most other versions. Thankfully, the roast character isn’t overly astringent. Caramel and toffee undertones balance out the sharp and bitter roast. smaynard6000 (1167) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
22oz bottle. Pours black with a small creamy brown head. Roasty aroma of chocolate and coffee. Mildly sweet with a heavy roasted chocolate malt character with a bit of caramel. Medium-to-full bodied with a roasted malt finish. Very good. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Bomber courtesy of tricyclist. Thanks. Bottles 04/13-16. Dark brown color with a small beige that recedes to a fine film. The aroma is very mild with sweet cocoa. The taste is weak cocoa, a bit of red fruits and some caramel. The palate is not as full as I prefer a porter and it finishes short and metallic. Overall: not my favorite.
Edit: as I work my way through the bottle I keep detecting a sour note. Possibly this beer has the beginnings of an infection. Something is definitely off in this porter. blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle, dark cocoa color with perfect frothy tan head, lots of roast and earthy notes , somewhat bitter finish, reminds me of the maduro oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2016
Black color small white head. Aroma is smokey, roasted w/ some chocolate. Flavor is roasted coffee w/ some chocolate and caramel help to lend a bit of depth.
TBone (17545) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2016
Tap @CCBrdixon77 (2832) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Nitro. Dark brown color, creamy beige head. Light toasted aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Milky, toasted, licorice, sweetish flavor. Quite simple. Should try without nitro.
Nitro. Dang this was a great porter especially creamy with nitro treatment. Deep brown. Roast, chocolate, some vanilla.smooth and mellow. Yum. hackobock (4029) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
February 26, 2016. Bottle, shared by tkrjukoff, thanks!
_angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
Black with a large brownish hrad. Aroma is green paprika, apple, slight earthy, light roasted, herbal, some sourish notes.
Taste is light sweet, herbal and light roastiness with a slight green paprika, herbal finish with juniper, thyme, earth, hints of coffee. Medium bodied, soft to average carbonation.
Bomber courtesy of tkrjukoff. Pours hazy dark brown with a huge pale mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving some sticky lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty with rustic dark bread, toasted malts, coffee, paprika and moist soil. Taste is very tiny sweet, tiny sour, tiny malty and malty. Mouthfeel is round, sparkling and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and tiny bitter with rustic sourdough bread, caramel, hay, moist soil, dark roast coffee, paprika, leather, hazelnut skins and moist soil. Defect but not infected (I think). Huge carbonation and fairly strange malt notes. AdmiralVernon (1195) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
A: Pitch black with a huge light brown head! N: Coffee, caramel, tiramisu T: Coffee, green pepper. O: Very carbonated! Infected?