michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 Draught at Brewery 9/1/07: Aroma of chocolate, malts, and roasting. Poured dark brown in color with a small brown head that diminished quickly. Lightly sweet, medium bitter flavor. Tastes of chocolate, piney hops, and roasting. Medium body. Slightly dry texture. Soft carbonation. Lightly dry chocolate malt finish. 7/3/7/3/17=3.5.
Draught at Brewery 10/15/06: Aroma of chocolate, malts, and coffee. Poured black in color with a small, creamy, light brown head. Opaque. Ok lacing. Flavors of chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Long, dry, chocolate finish. 7/4/7/3/16=3.7. scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Black, thin tan creamy head. Nose was loaded with intense bitter chocolate tones, medium roast coffee notes, with just a touch of toasted caramel and berry. Burnt chocolate malt and hints of more coffee and berry flavor are found throughout. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. Damn good….
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
On tap, Kennett Square Brewfest 2006. Pours a deep black colored body with a foamy brown head, light lacing. Aroma is lots of chocolate malt, light roast, coffee, and some light bitterness. Flavor is quite roasty with lesser chocolate malt than I expected from the aroma. A good bit of coffee and anise as well. Light bitterness emerges on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate amount of fizzy carbonation. Overall, this was a decent Porter but I thought that it was a little bit on the thinner sdie. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 9, 2006
KSBF 2006. Pours a dark brown with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, light coffee, some dark fruits and vanilla. Flavors of the same kind of has a very organic maltiness going on...enjoyed this one. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2006
On tap at the brewery. Cask conditioned. Pitch black with a brown sugar head. Anise, dark chocolate and café au lait. Taste is much the same but restrained. The cask softens the edges allowing the flavors to meld; imparts some wood. Medium body, light carb. Wonderful finish that echoes sweet licorice and mocha.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Thanks to Degarth for sharing some of his growler with me. Pours black, nice almond head..... Great silky mouthfeel, milky taste with milk chocolate, oatmeal, roasted malt, maybe some cocoa and sugar, great tasting beer with a great mouthfeel. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Sampled at the bar. This is a kick-ass robust porter. I think they had this under the name chocolate thunder porter or something like that. Pours a rich black with ruby highlights and a nice lasting thick creamy beige head. Aroma is loaded with sweet chocolate malts upfront, some light roast, lightly hoppy and a drier light bitter finish. Very smooth overall. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Growler courtesy of a non-RBerian named, Ev (Blitheringidiot in some parts) Thanks, man.
Aroma is highly concentrated with both coffee and chocolate notes and ample roasted highlights as well as an alcohol tinged dark fruit element. Dark brown in color with a quickly diminishing, two finger thick mocha head, which compresses to pinky thickness in short order. Lots of burnt malt in the fore followed by smooth and creamy chocolate and then acidic coffee notes. Has a comforting smoothness to it and is quite full bodied for a porter. I couldn’t wait long enough to let it chill so I am drinking it around 60 degrees and the roasted notes are more pronounced than they might be at a cooler temperature. But the chocolate notes are also quite pronounced. Has a great feel in the mouth...much bigger and fuller than expected and while the range of flavor is narrow the intensity of flavor is very high. Quite tasty and well put together. DocLock (10728) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2004
On draft at GLI. This one is a top notch porter...a definite upper echelon porter. Pours obsidian with a medium, tan head. Aroma of malt, big chocoff, some fruit. Tastes malty, with a rich chocoff presence that gets dark chocolatyer at the finish. Super smooth, rich palate, and a great finish. This one is up there with Smutty Robust and Alpha Klaus as my top-of-the-heap porters. PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2004
At the nose the beer gives off hints of roasted chocolate and it tastes just like it smells. Smoke comes through on the palate. The beer wasn’t as heavy as I expected to be but I liked it nonetheless.