JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Black pour and tan head. Special tapping at the brewery in 2011 (post Super Bowl Sunday). Aroma is coffee and roastiness with some chocolate. Tasty is sweet and chocolatey, and its pretty good. fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Tap pours black with a thin tan head, aroma is big roast and dark chocolate. Flavor is bitter sweet molasses, chocolate and roast. SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Deep reddish brown pour with a small head. Aroma of roasty coffee and malt, and cocoa. Flavor is more of the same, with the chocolate coming through on the finish. A good porter. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2009
On tap at the Scottsdale location. Pours a deep clear mahogany with a half finger tan head that faded quickly. The nose is roasted malt, coffee and faint chocolate. The taste is dark chocolate, roasted malt, light coffee and some hops in the finish. Medium semi-creamy mouthfeel. Decent porter. I was afraid the chocolate would be too much but it’s very understated. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Growler from the pub. Beautiful liquid chocolate aroma with hints of smoke, dark roasted coffee, and dark fruit. Flavor isn’t nearly as assertive: cocoa, raisin, and burnt marshmallow present. Nice creamy mouthfeel...glad to have tried this!!!
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2009
clear pour on the black side of dark ruby porter brown. it is capped by soapy khaki head and drippy sluggish lacing.
it smells somewhat ashy and of charred wood, cream, roast, cocoa, toasted nuts and coffee.
there is a defined bittersweet chocolate flavor behind notes of fresh fruit/plum-like tartness, milk, ash, earthy peppery spice, a little smoke, lots of roast and coffee-like nuttiness with a floral hoppy aftertaste. it is dry throughout yet solidly malty. alcohol peeks out when the beer hits 75° or so... why i let it heat up? i still don’t know.
medium to full bodied and quite creamy. especially when it warms. solid. 7/4/7/4/16/3.8 User37895 (3042) - - JUL 1, 2009
On draft w/ bockyhorsey and wife in Tempe at 4P. Pour was full porter dark brown, nice thin but steady off-white colored head. The aroma was roasty smoke and chocolate, nutty too. The flavor was full roast and smoke, smoke moreso, chocolate, and some peppers/spice (but not in a bad way at all, quite nice), touch of heat. The mouthfeel was dead on, moderate to full bodied, dry, smooth. A decent brew. Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2009
On tap @ Tempe location. Aroma of sweet, light roasted malt and chocolate. Dark body with tan head. Flavor is roasty, some smoke, some chocolate and creamy body texture to it. Smooth and easy drinking beer. Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2009
On tap at the Tempe location. Brought black as night to me in a pint glass with a minimal tan/chocolate head. Aroma is pretty darn mild - if I really search for it I get some coffee, cocoa, and other interesting notes. The aroma (along with everything else) improved significantly as it warmed. Taste is fairly smooth to begin with. Average Porter with some chocolate in the background (as it should be; don’t hit me over the head with it). The super interesting part of this beer came in the aftertaste. Lots of smoke, chilis, chocolate/coca, hazelnuts, and other interesting exitic flavors in there. As the beer warmed and I drank more, matching flavors came out more readily. Definitely let this one warm up before trying it. The cold murders all of the interesting parts of the beer. nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2009
On tap at the Tempe location. Pours an earthy black color with an amber tint and a creamy tan head. Smells mild -- closer to coffee and hazelnut than cocoa. Tastes of hops up front followed by further hazelnut, faint cream, powdered cocoa, oatmeal, and a little smoke. Nice.