valpoaj (755) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Growler courtesy of Ty5592 - Thanks! Caveat up front that this was probably filled almost two weeks before consumption (damn head cold), but there was enough carbonation left to keep it good. Pours a light black (yeah, sort of odd, but concur with another that says you can still see through it) with a thin tan head. Aroma heavy on roasted malts with lots of sweet coffee and chocolate mixed in...very pleasant. Flavor is very, very sweet chocolate with a lot of roasted coffee...not much bitterness in there. Very milky/buttery flavor as well. Malt flavors linger long after the drink, and this brew is nice and smooth without getting to the point of coating the palate. Very nice offering that I’m glad I had the chance to try and share with others. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2008
12oz from zathrus13. Pours black with a 3 finger tan head. Nose is sweet and chocolaty and it matches the heavy duty sweetness of the beer. Very sweet, but very nice porter. pineypower (3346) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours out black with a small to moderate brown head. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate and a slight earthy note. Taste is complex with a very nice mouthfeel, roasted malts come together with chocolate and some coffee and earthy notes going on in there also, the chocolate is center stage without going over the top. Very well done 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. ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Courtesy of kmweaver. Dark brown body with a medium sized light tan head. The nose is cola, chocolate, molasses and raisins. The flavor is just lightly sweet with lots of bitter, buttery cocoa, cola, brown sugar and dates. Medium body is soft with light carbonation.
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black, with almost no head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and molasses. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, molasses, smoke, and coffee. Medium body, and a little under carbonated. afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Bottle served in an English pint glass. Very dark brown topped by a small but lasting tan head. Smells of chocolate cake, plums, earth, and coffee. Tastes of coffee, cocoa, caramel. Finishes dry with an earthy bitterness, a slight alcohol burn, and a touch of lactic sourness. Very tasty. daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2008
bottle. black bour. small tan head. aroma is very chocolatey, fruity and some coffee and molasses peek through. flavor has chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and some dark toast. very nice porter. very, VERY nice. Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Sampled cask conditioned and draught. Draught produced a big chocolatey head atop a lustrous obsidian colored body while the cask version had slightly less head. Aroma was strongly chocolatey, cocoa, malty, cafe au lait, and an underly sweetness reminiscent of raspberries. The flavor was roast barley, milk chocolate, medium roast coffee, and again a berry like sweetness verging on cherries or raspberries. The continuous head produced a palate that was initially creamy but not overly viscous underneath. Interestingly the cask version was very reminiscent of a yoo-hoo. Nice combo there and a great porter overall. Damico (3150) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
The beer pours dark chestnut black with a decent tan head. The aroma is smoky and a bit of roasted malts. The flavors bring notes of coffee, bitter chocolate, and smoke blended nicely on an easy body. The beer is delicious overall.