Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep brown, mostly black colored body with a finger-width, creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is light roasts and chocolate with hints of caramel and earth. Flavor has a bit more dark chocolate and a moderate, balanced roast. Touches of caramel and a light earthiness towards the end as the chocolate comes out a bit more and this finishes dry, somewhat roasty, and lightly bitter with a nice chocolate note. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, nothing special, but a pretty tasty, quaffable porter. Nice beer to go with the peanuts I can throw on the floor. DarkElf (3067) - 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. savnac (2656) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Draft @ Diamond Knot. Dark brown with a creamy head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is rich and malty with lots of chocolate and roasted coffee. Medium body with a creamy mouth feel. Solid porter, rich and full flavored without being sweet. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2009 fantastically solid porter. thick and rich in the glass with an oily gelled viscosity and a creamy head that left great lacing. Simple aroma of medium roast. Great body, great roast character, some coffee, some chocolate, true to style, great all around. bitbucket (2166) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Pours clear dark brown with a lacy tan head. Sweet chocolate, roasty malt and coffee aroma. Creamy medium body and light carbonation. Sweet, nutty chocolate taste. Bittersweet finish.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Gorwler courtesy of Ibrew2or3. The aroma is a nice blend of coffee, chocolate, tobacco tea and ample roast notes. A little different smelling, but intriguing. The body is dark brown to black and holds a diminishing mocha head. The fore is fairly roast bitter with coffee and chocolate notes and again some tobacco. There is a mineral water like note toward the finish that is off putting. Also has some mild ash and smokiness in the finish. Despite a few off flavor points I find myself rather enjoying it. Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Draft at college inn. Pours dark with minimal head. Roast on the nose, with a sort of milky quality - like coffee with cream and a dash of cocoa powder. Lightly sweet, with moderately roasty bitter finish. Goes down real smooth. I don’t drink many porters these days, but it was really one of my gateway styles, and always a nice standby. I’m getting old and nostalgic I guess, but the college inn with friends visiting from out of town reminds me of many a Monday night with friends, nachos, and a nice porter or two to help the time pass much too quickly. 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. SuzyGreenberg (1604) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2008
draft @ brewery - jet black with cream head; smooth and roasty; light bodied with a dry finish; chocolate and roasty profiles are on the mild side; t drinks like a nice, creamy porter just not much there flavor wise TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Sampled on draught at the brewpub in Mukilteo, WA. Pours to an opaque, black color, with a thin, tan head, and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent, with lots of aromas of dark malts, coffee, and piney hops. The palate is soft, with good dark chocolate, coffee, and light roast flavors. This beer finishes with more good coffee and roasty flavors, then ends with a piney hop bite that lingers. An excellent porter with a punch of PNW hop character. Makes for an excellent session brew, a natural with shell fish or salmon, or a number of the pub grub dishes on Diamond Knot’s excellent menu.