j12601 (12001) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle at Max and Jess’s place. Pours a ruby brown to black with a thin white head. Warm roast and chocolate, faint alcohol notes. Smooth roast and vanilla, dark fruit. Big warm roast, chocolate and roast bitterness. madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
Bottled. Thx. Ryan for fixing this. Black with a reddish gleam. Brown dense head. Aroma of brown sugar, light roast, sweetness, caramel,. Flavour of herbs, liqourice, light roast, some coffee, brown sugar. Meidum to full bodied. Dry herbal roasty bitterness in the end. Nice. deyholla (11609) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle thanks to my Secret Santa! Poured near black with a brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma was full of roasted malts with dark grains, chocolate and a hint of slight coffee. Flavor was also full of roasted dark grains with a bit of coffee coming out in the finish. hopscotch (11113) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Bottle… Clear, very dark lager with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The bouquet offers big-time chocolate and lesser notes of tobacco and cola. Full-bodied and creamy with kicked-back carbonation. The hearty flavor is sweet and chocolaty. Finishes bittersweet (more bitter than sweet). Bottle courtesy of OrlGamecock! daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Dark dark brown pour. Light brown head. Aroma is smokey, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, dark pumpernickel toast. Flavor is loaded with chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, toffee. Helluva good porter. Yes indeed.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010 alexsdad06 (10436) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Date: March 31, 2007
Source: Mellow Mushroom, Asheville
Appearance: black, lasting fine tan head, thick spidery lace
Aroma: rich dry dark chocolate aroma
Flavor: very dry and bitter dark chocolate flavor, a bit of a chalky character, lots of chocolate but needs some sweetness
Date: October 12, 2007
Score: 3.0 to 3.6
picking up more body and sweetness,
Date: August 27, 2010
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, sweet fruityness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice fruityness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
22 oz. bottle shared with the group (6/2011, notes). Pours dark brown color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma has some rich chocolate, dark fruits, raisin, perhaps a touch of cherry. The flavor has some roast, chocolate, dark fruits, light coffee, a very slight tart character; smooth, slightly dry. phaleslu (10277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2010
22 oz. bottle shared by pantanap- thanks again, Kan! Kan crossed off a long-time want with this one. Pours an opaque dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate malts, earth, smoked wood, and toasted brown sugar. Flavor of chocolate and caramel malts, earth, coffee, wood, and some dark fruits (berries and plums). Finishes with a cigarette taste. Medium-bodied, with an earthy mouthfeel and low carbonation. Pretty unique beer. sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle @ Seabass going away party, Jan15th ’11.
brune foncée approchant le noir, col est mi-café au lait.beige.
Malt et caramel, note moka avec au fini une légère amertume de chocolat. Alcool est réchauffant au palais. arminjewell (9676) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle, thanks to Greg. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, some roast, coffee. Taste is sweet toffee, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and more sweet malt with a bitter finish, finishing slightly bitter. Good stuff.