MrBeerFanatic (1076) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
Pours a dark pepsi cola color with a "cream" head. Aromas of light burnt malts, fake smoke, and some caramel. Flavors of light fake smoky wood/malts and hay behind. Leaves a light smoke finish. Medium bitter. Watery feel. nyindiansfan (465) - rochester, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours close to black big tab head. Taste smells of roasted malt coffee kind of dry. Little bit of cream. Not that great. MacBoost (1963) - Victor, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Pours a syrupy black with a generous tan head. The aroma of this beer was quite nice, and it promises a lot... Lots of roast, some creamy caramel, some floral hops. But the promises quickly become forgotten when you take the first sip. Yes, there is some roast. Yes, there is some creamy mouthfeel (which is actually the highlight of this beer). But this could be so much better... Where’s the chocolate? Where’s the hop bite? Where’s the warming alcohol? They may call this "Double Dark", but there is nothing "double" about this beer. It is simply average at best. Would not buy again. Brewbie (497) - New York, USA - APR 23, 2012
12oz bottle. dark black pour, small, lasting tan head. big aroma of chocolate, cocoa and roast. Nice taste, little sweet at first sip, not a lot of finish, but a decent beer. MadRobin (2989) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2012
On tap sample at Custom Brewcrafters in Honeoye Falls, NY.
Opaque nearly black brown with smallish head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and prunes.
Taste of peaty roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.
Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.
A very solid porter with some stout characteristics.
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FROTHINGSLOSH (8308) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
My wife brought this one back from a trip to Rochester. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with an enormous foamy brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was toasty malts, malted milk and cocoa. The flavor was bitter, dryish and roasty with notes of nut, cocoa, coffee and malted milk. The finish was long, dry and roasty with lingering coffee and malted milk. Medium body. Too dry for my liking but decent anyway. hef1985 (20) - cheektowaga, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Pours from a bottle into a chalice glass.
Head: Minimal tan head that dissipates almost instantly.
Color: Deep brown/cola, not transparent.
Aroma: Noticable chocolate coffee malt.
Taste: Bitter Roasted, dark chocolate. Watery texture (not syrupy)
Finish: Lightly roasted taste on the back of the throat. Lingers but at no point is overly strong.
Overall impression. Mildly bitter, but easy to drink. Nothing overpowering. Could be something enjoyable to drink throughout the course of an evening. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2011
bottle... dark breen, hint of glassy amber, big light tan head, lasting no lace, the bubbles are too big...really dead nose, a touch of cream, a little coffee, a weird vegetal note, and some off chemicals, something is just off... tastes like generic cream, super thin, nothing but sweetness, not very good Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2011
12 oz bottle from a friend in NY. Pours dark black with a thin tan head. Nice roasted malt aroma that isn’t too overpowering. Medium body with a slightly slick/oily mouth feel characteristic of an oatmeal stout. Roasted malt notes up front that give way to a slightly dry finish. Well balanced and not overly aggressive. Overall an enjoyable, creamy well roasted porter. Overall: (B+) Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma: Clean fresh aroma, hint of hops , light roast to it. Mild and refreshing.
Appearance: Dark brown with garnet light. Large frothy , dark beige top. Good lace sown. Very presentable. 5-
Palate / Taste: Dry roast ash like , dark soul has this ale. Clean , proper straight feel. Mid accented by dark chocolate hints. Finish accented by wild leafy hop hints. Tasty brew.