crossovert (13947) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Fuck.... this was the last regular I hadn’t tried. I waited way too long. A smoky, cocoa-y, amazing porter. Lives up to the hype. rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
Draught at Beer Authority, NYC. Black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, cocoa powder, vanilla, licorice, soot, figs, dark bread, hop notes, creamy, some tar. Flavor from cocoa powder, milk, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, figs, rather roasted, creamy, vanilla, some hops, iron notes, some milk, dark bread, coffee, caramel, some nice late bitterness. Long lovely balanced finish with chocolate, cocoa powder, figs, soot and milk chocolate. Pretty much anything you can ask for in a porter. ccex (1366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
12 oz. bottle at Mirabell German restaurant. Pours an opaque dark brown, almost black with a small tan head and good lacing. Aroma is full of chocolate, vanilla, espresso and nuts. Taste is sweet but not sickeningly so. Finish is drier than expected. Full body with creamy mouthfeel. One of the best porters I’ve tried. gramity (1684) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
Pours deep, dark brown with a trace of fizzy, tan head around the rim. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, espresso, earthy hops, figs and other dark fruit, vanilla, and light oak. Flavor is roast malt forward with some supporting dark fruit esters and faint hops; chocolate undertones throughout with a dry, coffee finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth. Iphonephan (7287) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2012 Poured from a 33 cl bottle into a goblet. Very dar brown, almost black pour with a tan head. Coffee and dry hay aroma. Toasted malt and hit of coffee in the taste. Slightly bitter hoppy aftertaste.
neepsntatties (2042) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle from Pavlov Badzewski. Colour...damn near black with a thick off white head. Nose...delightfully roasty with hints of chocolate and walnuts. Palate...frothy, sweet but dry and nutty with more of that toasty and roasty aspect that carries on and on across the palate. bluejacket74 (1995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2012
12 ounce bottle, bottled 03/29/12. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The aroma is great, it smells like roasted malt, chocolate, and some coffee. It tastes like roasted and burnt/charred malt, milk and bittersweet chocolate, and coffee. There’s a nice mix between the sweet and bitter flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy with moderate carbonation. This is a very good brew, it’s certainly one of the best porters I’ve had. I know I’ll be buying more of this beer, I don’t know why I haven’t tried it until now! VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
355 ml bottle shared with czar and minderbender. Pours an opaque black with short-lasting beige head. Smells like roast and chocolate. Taste is very sweet, milk chocolate and roast. Some smoke, too. Light bitterness, followed with a hint of sweet cream. Roast aftertaste. Thick body, velvety mouthfeel. Most excellent porter! XaenDovet (1281) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
Pint at rattle n hum. This beer is BLACK. I got it poured about 40 min ago, and the cap was still a bubbly 4mm or so. Sick lacing from the original 1" khaki coloured cap.
A wickedly chocolate malt flavour, complimented by a soft smoke. Probably like a victim of 94% burny area, for some reason got horny and there was a willing homosapian that wanted to choke on the happy fluids excreted by said burny victim. BUT, that burny victim wouldn't have much other than a pineapple diet. But more smoke than love-fluid.
Oh yeah! The smell! Perfect chocolate, caramel, and dry-nutty balance.
A pleasant beer. Suck on that. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle 355ml. Thx to VT
Pours black with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, almost smoky, chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt, sligth acidity, smoke, "cream", chocolate. Palate; creamy, full bodied. Overall: Very nice finale. Impressive, serious porter.