Dinobrown (46) - Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2006
12oz pour a dark brown almost black with very little head. The aroma is distinctly british and the flavor is deep and that of burnt toast. Very rich and nicely smokey. thornecb (5949) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Pours a dark, cola color into a pint. Quickly receding head uniformly gathers around the edge of the glass. Dark roasted caramel, chocolate and coffee notes. Full with a roasted bitter hop finish that lingers. gunnfryd (14972) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2006
Bottled.Deep red-black colour. Brown head.Roasted chocolate aroma. Pleasent roasted chocolate flavour. A hint of roasted finish. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 12 oz bottle. Big 3 inch head. A tan bubbling cesspool as it settles to a slice of loofa, then to doily. Deep ebony color. Aroma of 7-Up with just the faintest coffee and chocolate; more as it warms. Licorice and a little smoke. Taste is bitter and sort of chocolatey. Coffee comes through in the middle. Creamy but not rich. I didn’t get the alcohol I expected but higher ABV might help. Hoping this would be close to the Alpha Klaus but just so-so.
Diogène (1208) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
Bottle Very dark brown to black body with a medium brown head. Aroma is coffee, and chocolate. Taste is coffee, chocolate and malt with a nice touch of bitterness.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Clear dark cherry body with a thin creamy off-white head. Aroma of dark roasted malts and molassas. Flavor of coffee with light bitterness and chocolate malt, but with a decent helping of molassas. beerdrinker101 (56) - USA - FEB 28, 2006
A coffee aroma with plenty of chocolate. The taste is sweet and that of coffee. The bitter aftertaste is perfect. This is up there with the Anchor Porter. decaturstevo (6253) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2006
A rich coffee aroma with chocolate and malt. A quickly diminishing head with little lace. Light sweetness and excellent bitterness make this beer a true drinking pleasure. Creamy full body with soft carbonation across the tongue. Finishes with that bitter you gotta love. I’d love to be able to make one that is just a little sweeter. Man this baby is good. jcr (2719) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Deep ruby color. Aroma is roasty and sweet — chocoate and toffee. The flavor is full of roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of coffee and smoke. Slightly bitter aftertaste that lingers with a roasted coffee taste. Smooth and creamy on the palate. An outstanding porter. Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Awesome black body with a light ivroy head. Excellent chocolate malts and some creams, maybe some coffee accents as well. Good coffee accents in the body, great smooth ending.