JoeMcPhee (9448) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
Dark black beer with some ruby highlights. Fairl toasty, chocolatey aroma. Flavour is quite chocolatey, nice sweet toast and warm caramel undertones. Some roasty bitterness and light astringency. Easy-drinking, fairly simple brew. BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2006
Dark brown with a creamy notro head, aroma deferred a bit by the nitro. Full roasted malt and caramel flavour with a ting of hops. IndianaRed (4862) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2005
On Nitro Tap at the brewpub.
Dark brown but clear and dense cramy light tan head, thanks to the nitrogen. Wisps of sheeting lacing as I swirled the glass a bit. Moderate dark roasted flavors and a rich smooth feel. A nice offering. DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
(Nitro Draft: Diamond Knot Brewery & Alehouse in Mukilteo, WA) Also on nitro, it pours a very dark brown color, with ruddy, mahogany highlights at the edges. The tan head is tall, creamy, thick and dense. Looks fantastic! And as usual, the nitro makes for a very creamy and smooth mouthfeel, but takes away the spunk from the flavor. It’s moderately roasty, lightly bitter, but somewhat sweet and wow, the finish is very chocolaty and delicious. Seems the nitro is emphasizing the chocolate finish, so nitro seems to fit this beer. The nose is lightly roasty and slightly more chocolaty, but overall, is only mildly aromatic. The head never really subsides, so retention is fantastic, and as expected, dense, thick foam coats the glass. Would like to try this on standard draft, but it’s pretty solid on nitro. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 2, 2005
On tap at brewpub. Dark black color Small sized beige creamy head. Strong lacing. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. A medium bodied porter. Malts are chocolate and a touch coffee. Slighlty citrusy hops. Nice balance. Smooth taste. Nice porter, roasty malts yet not overly bitter. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2005
Black. Cream head. Excellent roast aroma. Lightly biter. Lasting finish. Good but lacking a certain depth. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Black opaque, good head retention. Nose of port, butterscotch, caramel & faint roast. Very creamy & full bodied mouth feel. 3fourths (9351) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Sampeld @ brewery. Dark brown. roasty and buttery flavor, light but rough. Gritty burnt malts flavor, light finish of nuts. Buttery chocolate malt nose. Simple porter, with some smoked malt flavor as well. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Clear dark-red body with creamy beige head, nice lacing. Medium sweet, roasty, coffee, molasses. Taste is moderately sweet, molasses, caramel, roasty, coffee. Finish is coffee bitter. Smooth, medium body. Suttree (6466) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2003
Crisp and dry, and maybe a taste of chickory? I wasn't quite sure. Dry, almost tart finish.