markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2009
On tap @ CIty Steam. Pours dark brown with off-white head. Nose is roast, dark fruit, plum, milk chocolate, and bitterness with booze. Flavor is the same with light carbonation and a nice, balanced sweetness. Enjoyable beer. DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2009
UPDATED: APR 29, 2010 On tap at City Steam Brewery (CT): Smells and tastes like a typical stout with nothing fancy. Licorice, malts, hops, #081 on 24072009, DG. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of roasted malt, some licorice, molasses, sweet. Tastes full bodied, and sweet with a nice, sticky, velvety finish. jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2008
on tap-pours a retaining light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-anise/molasses. Taste is dark malt-anise/molasses, some earthy/acidic hops. Somewhat slick mouth feel, full body. Occasional. tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2004
Alcoholic grapes in the aroma. Opaque brown with nicely lasting, tan head that recedes slowly to ring. Grainy malt flavours with some higher alcohols. Notes of chocolate and light roastiness. Medium body. Low carbonation. Still and sticky in the mouth. On tap at the brewpub with DYCSoccer17, MartinT and Rastacouere.
MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2004
Grapey roastiness inherent to the style closely followed by heavy sweetness...Screeching roasted malt bitterness mingling with dirty phenols and portraying grainy pettishness...Somehow I am not tempted to taste the water of this city... Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2004
Almost black, very dark for a porter. Long-lasting tan head. Very earthy and roasty malt. It just somehow doesn’t smell all too clean which appears to be a pattern with the house yeast that I assume they use for all their beers. Aroma is quite creamy, pretty much like I’d expect from a sweet stout which unfortunately is not a style that brings me great loads of pleasure usually. Slight acid bite, honest roastiness. Lactic fruitiness closes to figs or dates yogurt. Aftertaste is long. DYCSoccer17 (3714) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Served in a tumbler. Licorice aroma with some slight hints of chocolate, but overwhelmed by licorice. Jet black color with small off white head and totally opaque. Start has powerful licoricd notes. Rubbery. Finishes roasty, creamy, and chocolately. The licorice start just makes this an unpleasant beer for me. boto (2283) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 20, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2004 Draught: It took a few of their beers to find one that was truly outstanding. This beer was almost black in color, with a very dense tan head. There is a fairly rich, full aroma. The aroma is sweet, with heavy notes of roastiness, chocolate and coffee. The main taste is sweetness and chocolate. The beer is almost "thick". Very good!