bytemesis (8375) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 16, 2016 mpersinger (365) - , California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a proper rating, but leaving a note on how punctuated thisporter is from fresh flavor hops (Columbus?) There’s a bitter hop finish a alcohol warmth that sort of cuts the sweet chocolate notes leaving you to want more.
Tap. Pours hazy chestnut, medium tan head, decent lacing. Aroma is roasty, coffee, cocoa. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, roasty, coffee, but of ashtray. Medium body, low acidity. Porter done right. mrjez (620) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2016
Old notes, on tap last summer. Dark brown with highlights around the edges, good lacing from a small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, light coffee tinges, dark fruit, a little anise. Taste is very nice, roasty, dark chocolate, raisin. Smooth mouthfeel, just right carbonation, long dry finish. Very impressive porter. biirusaikou (2705) - - JUL 5, 2015
Draught at Watering Hole. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee beans, bit of vanilla and licorice, dry finish. Solid classic porter. jredmond (8284) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Draft sampled at GABF 2014. Pours a deep body with thick lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate and coffee. Very rich and roasty nose. Mouthfeel is medium to full with notes of chocolate, espresso, roast, round malt and hints of vanilla. Nice porter overall. slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"another enigma...huge aroma, full, robust, coffee and chocolate with a hint of hops at the end. roasted, balanced flavor...then no follow through. the body was a touch thin, especially after the magnitude of the aroma and flavor, but the lack of finish was a bit surprising. still a good porter, though."
Oscbert (1302) - Lincoln, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Strong chocolaty coffee aroma with mild sweetness, some alcohol.
Pours black with lasting brownish creamy head
Roasty coffee chocolate flavor with bread an light caramel. Alcohol
Medium full bodied with medium Co2, alcohol warmth.
Enjoyable porter. I like the alcohol presence but seems like it might be overbearing after a pint.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Loved it, especially with my new interest in porters. Strong coffee, chocolate and dark fruit flavors with a nice sweetness. Homer321 (5071) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Draft at brewery. Nose is coffee and dark chocolate with some sweet sugary notes. Taste is a harsh graininess that is borderline burnt coffee with a residual sugar sweetness to it. Interesting, but not one I would buy a pint of. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Draft. Black pour with some tan head. Light roasted and chocolate aromas. Roasted chocolate, spice and anise flavors . bhensonb (15190) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Tap at the brewpub. Pour is very dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate and dark malt. Flavor is chocolate with some transient sweetness, and maybe a hint of coffee. Not to mention dark malt. Finishes a little chocolate bitter. Nice porter.