stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2007 Black. A very nice smooth beer that is creamy and rich. Has a slightly smoky flavor to it. Christmas present from the wife. Quevillon (3061) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2006
Bouteille de 355 ml (12 oz) par HogTownHarry (#800). Noir pure, collet moyen beige. Arome de réglisse noir et de petit fruits légèrement sucré. Goût de malte fruité, de petit fruits murient, réglisse noir avec un peu d’houblon doux. edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2006
This is really good. Black with a tan head. Very smooth. It does not taste like it is 9.5%. Very malty and smooth. PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2006
This stuff is different. Pours a thick oily black with a chocolate milk colored head that fades to a lacing. Has a big aroma, and it’s weird. Since it’s unique I enjoyed it. Barbeque sauce like, huge smokeyness, almost vinegary, underlying dark chocolate, olives, and paint thinner. The flavor is almost tart at first. Has almost a tart citusey beginning. There’s a lot going on in the flavor. Zuchinni, paint thinner, liquid smoke, licorice (anise), steak sauce, gritty unsweetened dark chocolates, nice dry earthy hops in a huge smokey dry finish. This is a beer that takes more than a few sips to understand or evaluate it. The alcohol is very well hidden. A different and enjoyable porter. kevd193213 (991) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Fantastic dark brown, almost black pour with a dark brown head. Aroma of malt and hops. Great taste, excellent hoppy finish. One of my favorites of this style.
KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Bottle. Wow! Big hoppy aroma balanced by a a strong malt flavor with a citrusy aftertaste that lingers on the tongue. proqxis (7) - USA - DEC 23, 2006 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2006 first off, this is a great looking beer. poured beautifully dark and oily ... held a candle flame behind the glass and could faintly see a deep red color... the lacing gave me a feeling reminiscent of times when i have been rather impressed by visual art or avant garde architecture... very nice indeed. i can almost taste vanilla faintly ubiquitous amongst the stronger notes of dark chocolate and tangy dried fruit... the alcohol lingers with the mouthfeel but is compensated with stabilizing bitter/creamy overtones. can8ianben (1538) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2006
I’m not usually a fan of porters, however this one was quite impressive. nicely hoppy to offset the deep smoky smoothness. Its deep and black as night, it has a very thin white head, well done. Beer5000 (6433) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown to black body with brown head. Malty and hoppy aroma, more moderate than expected. Quite heavy flavor, roasted malt, hops, coffee and alcohol. BuffaloBrewed (42) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2006
12oz. bottle from Premier Gourmet. The beer poured a beautiful dark midnight brown that settled to black in the glass. The head was thick and tan. The aroma that came off of this brew was roasted malts and chocolate. The beer was smoothing and creamy, perfectly carbonated and very drinkable. Not overly sweet even though there was a dominant presence of dark chocolate and malts. There was also a slight acidic and alcohol taste as well. The balance of flavors is great and so is this beer.