tom10101 (6279) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
Bottle (12 oz). Thanks to TheCPJ for this one. More than half of the beer went out when we opened it. Brown beer with a tiny beige head and some lacing. Aroma is soft with caramel and malt. Taste of roasted malt and caramel. Bad acidic mouthfeel. Maybe this one was infected? BetterHopp2it (7) - Staunton, - AUG 11, 2012 does not count
Nice, frothy head. Pronounced chocolate, but not too sweet. Quite a pleasant porter. Certainly worth a try. magsinva (1444) - Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle from liquor outlet - totally forgot to rate this when I had it on Wednesday, anyway, it was chocolate and coffee. Solid? Braudog (6852) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Bottle. Full-bodied pour, thick frothy foam topping off a reddish-black brew. The aroma is earthy and reminiscent of a smoky cabin. It drinks with exactly the promised notes of chocolate, coffee and smoke. Flavorful, well done. (#4721, 8/7/2012) JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Nice chocolate flavor with a dark candy thing going on in the finish with a hint of butterscotch and some smoky sweet tones which tell me coffee meets bubblegum. Sweetness is definitely from the malts which seem to meld nicely. Pretty dark looking porter there but is not as dry as a stout even though it looks like one with black color and lacing. Body could be a bit fuller but overall a nice beer.
Beerathon (1681) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Good stuff. Black with reddish hilights. Coffee and chocolate come through in aroma and taste, along with a smokiness to the malts. I could drink a lot more of this porter. DocLock (11108) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid dark brown with minor ruby edges through direct light and a 1-finger off-white head. Nose is black patent malt, cacao, roasty slight rauchy. Tastes smooth, medium in palate heft and complexity, with flavors of black patent malt, cacao, mild nuts, coffee, hops, and a roasty dry finish. streve (105) - Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Tasting a brewery. Pour is a dark brown with a small head. Aroma of malt, chocolate and some vanilla. Taste follows suit with a hint of brown sugar in the finish. As others have said, it seems to be more of a brown ale. Not bad though. Huhzubendah (3762) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Thanks to Joecaddie for this extra.
A: very dark brown, medium head, no lace
S: various malts, brown sugar
T: Tastes more like a brown ale than a porter, in many ways. That being said, it’s a nice brew. Malty, with a touch of sweet brown sugar. There is a subtle smokiness and toffee flavor. Not as complex as I had hoped, after reading seven malts were used, but again, a nice brew.
M: moderate carbonation, decent aftertaste
D: I’d have this again, but I wouldn’t actively seek it out.
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, roast, chocolate, slight coffee, and dust. Poured dark brown in color with a small, tan/brown head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malt, roast, light chocolate, dust, and a hint of coffee. Medium body. Chalky, lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Light to medium, sweet, malt, chocolate, dust, roast finish.