drostj (106) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour at Rocket City Brewfest. Dark. almost black in color with a rich, brownish head. Strong aromas of earth, leather and roasted malt. Good solid flavor and full in the mouth. A mix of strong coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malt, earthy loam and some spice - cloves or something. Slight bitterness but some sweetness as well. Complex mix of flavors - very satisfying.
Travlr (22484) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, courtesy of Eric, Dan et al at Churchkey, thank you gentlemen! Completely black color, brown head. Aroma of dried cocoa shavings and burnt espresso. Taste is dark bitter cocoa powder, subtle licorice, coffee. Very nice.
argo0 (13581) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Minimal brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast/coffee, some vanilla, light anise. Taste is sweet, espresso, some roast, light vanilla, milk chocolate. Medium body, low carbonation.
Iphonephan (6549) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at ChurchKey D.C. Pours almost black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Smoky notes. Slight hop finish. Very nice porter.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Churchkey. Really nice nose with bitter roasted malt, spicy tobacco, earth, bitter chocolate, leather. The flavor is much the same but disappointingly thin; really lackluster in the mouthfeel. Good potential, just not quite rounded out.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Of Love & Regret. Inky black pour. Richer mocha foam. Bubbly retention. Nose is savory, tobacco, vanilla, chocolate covered cherries, saltwater, seaweed. Taste is very rich, velvety milk chocolate, spicy dark chocolate ganache, cinnamon, wet tobacco, coffee. Palate is thick, lactic, dense with dairy character. Really delicious. Nice one from Ryan and Jeppe. Send me some Justin Blabaer!
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NikkTwist (2899) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Monks Cafe. Pitch black pour with about as dark a head as I have ever seen. Very dark and smooth. Bitter chocolate. Dark espresso. Burnt sugar. Vegemite. Nutella. Root flavors. Charcoal. Much fuller body than one would expect. Creamy finish. Almost a Russian Imperial. Very impressed. A tremendous porter!
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. Great porter. Black pour with wisp of white head. Chocolate roastiness, milk chocolate, medium body. Great flavor.