downender (8937) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2017 bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can in a trade, thanks Devin. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and a nice roasty malt. Flavors are chocolate, coffee, light smoke, and a great roasty malt. Great beer. Really loving all the dc brau beers I’ve had so far.
Can from Craft Beer Cellar, Washington DC. Near black in colour, with a thin, beige, head. Plain chocolate, toasty malts, a bit thin in the mouth upfront, but more complexity came through in the dryish finish. Enjoyable. Jabah (550) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2017
6-pack in cans from Total Wine & More/Vienna, VA. Was hoping on more of a maltier version of the style. Some smokiness here. Super dark brown appearance with a mocha head. Texture is is ok...but could be creamier. Decent beer but kind of forgettable. This was actually my favorite so far out of the 5 or 6 samples from this brewery. LinusStick (3522) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2017
An ok beer on tap at Industry Robinson. Aroma was decent. Chocolate and roasted malt. A little light, but ok. Pour was a dark brown with a thin tan film for a head. Taste was good. I don’t see any mention of smoke in this beer but it had a distinctive smoky character with chocolate and just a hint of coffee in the finish. Mild carbonation. cheap (6131) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2017
Hope I didn't get this mixed up with Boulevard tough kitty, looks pretty close. Tap IPH. Not as dark as expected. Some cloying smell in this and it carries over to the first taste, such an influence. Yes, some sticky smoothness. The cloying sweetness, wants to take over but I ignore it. A little difficult for a sweet stout, needs some civility. Tolerable for a beer. jeremeh (23) - Yukon, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 17, 2017
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Patrickctenchi (6750) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Can: weihenweizen (4167) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2017
Just-almost-black with a small dark tan head.
Dark, smoky chocolate and coffee aroma.
Taste is rich, dark, chocolate malt, smoke and ash.
A nice, dry, ashy bittering.
Good body.....a solid, excellent porter.
Refrigerated 12 oz. aluminum can from shrubber85 poured into a glass. Black with small/mediumbeige head. Aroma is roasted malt, medium body, lower carbonation, and some small-bubble lacing. Taste is roasted malt and cocoa. shrubber85 (11670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 15, 2017
Can. Chocolate malt, ash, and dry orange peel aroma. Very dark brown with moderate brown head - nice lacing. Lightly sweet chocolate malt, and moderately bitter ash, hay, and orange peel flavor. Nice body. Very good. bhensonb (15858) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 1, 2017
Tap at Finn & Porter in the Embassy Suites Convention Center in D. C. Pours dark brown with a darkish tan head. Aroma of chocolate and not excessively toasty dark malt. Med + body. Flavor is very nice. Good chocolate and the malt is right where a porter should have it. This is what I like in the style, and do not frequently get. Good stuff. phaleslu (10750) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2017
22 oz. bottle from seeswo - thanks, Chris! 2012 vintage. Uh, thanks? Pours a deep, dark, opaque coffee brown with a finger of dark tan head that settles into a lighter tan ring and a wee bit of film. Looks great. Showing oxidation, along with chocolate, light roast, earth, tobacco, toasted sugars, and coffee. Light-medium bodied, albeit thinned over time, with a dry, roasty mouthfeel. A little oxidized on the palate, with a hint of umami. Not bad for the age, actually. But would obviously be better fresh.