CamdenD (1204) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2011
Beautiful beer. Full and strong yet still nuanced. Chocolate and roasted flavor permeates. rjplumer (1237) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Chocolate aroma with a hint of dark fruit. Deep dark brown a tan subdued head. Mild bitter start , then sour which then surprisingly finishes clean. I can feel lots of carbonation on my tongue which is unlike most Porters I’ve had. Feels thinner than other porters I’ve had. Refreshing and easy to drink. Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Thick black dark tan head, bitter chocolate and licorice aroma. Dark roasted malts, pine hops, and dark chocolate on the palate. More pine cone hop finish. Not as thick as the aroma would indicate but still very rich and tasty. caesar (7397) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2011
Bottled. Opens with a huge shh, which is quite unusual for american brews. Black color, huge rocky brownish head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, slight caramelly, licorice. Slight sweet taste, medium bitter. Slight sticky palate. Bit overcarbonated, which doesn’t always seem to be the case. I should try it again. glennmastrange (2940) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of dark bread, toasted and dark bitter chocolate, light to moderate resin for the hops and earth for the yeast, with notes of charcoal, milk and tobacco. Head is small, frothy turning wispy, light brown with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic, and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft to lively carbonation and finishes a little chalky and slightly dry and sticky. Deep, rich and full of flavors and aromas, this is a Porter perfect for winter evenings sipping.
dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 15, 2011
12oz bottle from pushkinwow (wow!) Pours a pure black, with a small bit of head. Lots of roasty aroma. Coffee, caramel, and bitter chocolate. Oily and bitter. This is terrific. I don’t drink a lot of porter, but if I could get this. I would. williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2012 Cigarette ashes. Opaque pitch black/brown; cardboard brown head, slushy, minimal lace. Slick oily feel, ashy feel. Caramel and toffee malt. Sweeter than expected. Dusty in the nose; beautifully balanced between the chalky nuttiness and a sweet caramel balance. beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - DEC 9, 2011
One delicious porter. Black but will let light through, roasty toasty aroma and flavor, so easy to drink, and not crazy abv which is a huge plus. great beer. Hubsluvsbeer (2) - Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2011 does not count
This beer to me is very dark, rich, and delicious. This beer was the deciding factor into which style of beer was my favorite. If you like porters, this one will treat you really nice :) Boutip (6628) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a nice thick foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate is quite powerful and interesting. Taste is a nice mix between some black chocolate notes with medium roasted malt notes though the overall mix is balanced by just enough sweetness. Body is full and has a super nice creamy texture with good carbonation. Very well brewed and something I wouldn’t mind having on a regular basis.