Travlr (24866) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Growler shared at RBWG Asheville. Dark maroon brown color, beige head. Aroma of roasty coffee grounds and dark cocoa, subtle smoke. Taste is earthy raw chocolate, licorice, burnt toast. Tasty. Ferris (15336) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
Draft - Nice dark roast, chocolate, toffee and some light roast coffee. Deep maroon with a rich brown head. Chocolate, toffee and roast malts. Very nice. djd07 (14521) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a very dark amber with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast and cocoa malt. Medium body, light roast, cocoa, dry finish, good. Tmoney99 (14492) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Draft sample at brewpub. Poured dark brown hue with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium to ful body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Flavor was moderate toasted sweet with an average toasted sweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.
Drake (13739) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2014 Found this at RBWG, which is good for the brewery as the bottle I tried was terrible. This one was a growler. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, mild hops. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, nuts, mild hops. Medium bodied. 8/3/8/3/16.
BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Previous rating (6/2/5/3/8)... 12 ounce bottle from a trade. Pours a.... OK now half the beer’s on the floor and I have a glass full of foam. The worst gusher I’ve seen in quite some time, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be good. Just ask De Dolle. I’m going to let this one sit for a while.
OK... just poured the rest of the bottle down the drain because I got sick of dealing with it. Got maybe about 4 ounces in the glass. Aroma of chocolate, mild herbal notes and an ashy note. The taste is chocolate, mild roast, and a mild hop finish. Medium bodied. Not a bad beer, not a good experience.
Growler shared by Travlr. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast malt, dark chocolate, leather and tobacco, prunes and figs with earthy and woody hops. Flavor is dark bitter malt dominant with medium hops and earthy bitterness, dark, lightly tart fruits, a hint of smoke and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. Dogbrick (13018) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 08/09/2012. Dark brownish-pour with a thin light tan head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and mild hops. Light to medium body with a roasty character and notes of chocolate malt, coffee and hops. The finish is grainy malt and coffee. Above average overall. crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
355ml bottle. A much lighter more traditional americna porter than most, light cocoa, roasted malts. deyholla (11605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Growler shared by Gene at RBWG 2014 Grand Tasting, thanks! Pours a clear brown with an amber hue and a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a light roast note, with dark grains and a hint of dark fruits. Flavor is a touch thin but grows to have roasted malts and dark grains. shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2012 Tap. Woody chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown color with nice tan head. Slightly sweet chocolate malt and lightly bitter ashy/herbal hops flavor. Very nice. (Now bottled - maintains its quality)