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. HH (166) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2003 Absolutely luscious. I honestly can't think of a porter I would rather drink. Well ok, maybe Full Sail Imperial. Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Draft, Beveridge Place. Deep black pour with an inch of dense light tan head. Leaves some lovely lace along the glass. Aroma is roasty with slightly acidic coffee. Upon sipping it, a lot of charred, burnt notes come through, but not overwhelmingly so. More bitter than sweet, ends a little resinous and with bitter coffee. Moderate body, quite easy to drink. omhper (24980) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Black. Coffee aroma. Fairly sweet. There’s plenty of grapefruity hops to go with the malt derived coffee and licorice flavours. Balanced bitterness. A really good porter! after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2007 Thick opaque black with a thin tan head and sheets of lace. Nose and palate are hard to place; definitely some black and roasted barley in there. Creamy, thick, and soft. Whisper of cedary hop at the finish. Not a thrill, not a snooze.
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. Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Growler from brewpub. Pours deep deep dark amber with nice mocha head and sheet lacing. The aroma has an initial burst of burnt malts. Quickly a mild malt sweetness coupled with chocolate malts intervenes for a moment before an earthy note mixes with the burnt malts to create a cigar ash sensation. Interesting. The taste begins like the aroma with solid burnt malts, charred malts and mild chocolate malts. About midway I get a mild vague fruitiness mixed with a mineral sense that seems a bit out of place. It ends with a load of burnt malts that run deep into the after taste. SuzyGreenberg (1603) - 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 BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Taster – Diamond Knot Brewery – Mukilteo, WAericsondr (48) - Camano Island, Alabama, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Good color, clarity with great aroma. Huge chocolate and coffee flavors. The malts and spices added where awesome. I loved drinking this beer. One of the better porters out there.
Being fairly novice at beer tasting but a coffee roaster and cupper, I’m fairly impressed with the malt tones similar to molasses in the immediate finish of the beer. It has an smooth finish and what I’d call a medium body. Definitely the best beer from Diamond Knot imho.