Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Dark brown pour, with a small tan head. Not quite opaque, but approaching it. Roasty coffee/malt aroma. Flavor is surprisingly chocolaty, with a very coffee dominate finish. Some English hops are present in the finish, but aren’t overpowering, even at the 60 IBUs they claim. Fairly dry finish. Good mouthfeel -- creamy and thick compared to most other porters I’ve had. BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Bottled. From trade with OhioDad, thanks. Pours a dark brown with small tan head but not dark enough to prevent light from passing through. Aroma is of roasted barley and coffee with some caramelized sugar and molasses present. Flavor is of rich chocolate and roasted coffee with a surprising earthy hop flavor to complement the dark flavors. Bitterness is smooth and adequate for the flavor profile of this beer. Caramel sweet upfront with a moderately dry finish. Body is pretty full for a porter with a creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good porter. omhper (25128) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2005
Bottled. Black, small creamy head. Coffeeish, roasty aroma. Dry with soft mouthfeel and notes of licorice and a pleasantly bitter finish. Very elegant. Quality all the way through. mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2005
bottle. pours a deep dark brown colour with a medium sized mocha head. great aroma of coffee beans and bittersweet chocolate...but it’s mostly burnt coffee. full roasty body with a tingling carbonation. this is quite bitter with a lot of chocolate flavour. long bitter chocolate finish. a nice porter, too bad about that wreck though. PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Thanks to Scary Aaron for bringing it with him for his east coast trip. Poured a dark brown producing a nice tan head. Strong roasted flavor with the malt with some nice chocolate in there as well. Wish I could of had more than 2.
Zeswaft (1773) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Poured from bottle jet black with almost zero tan head. Aroma of roasted mocha. Flavor is mostly chocolate and coffee. Full bodied. Bitterness gets you on the back of the tongue in the swallow and aftertaste. Better served a little warmer than cold. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a lasting medium tan head. Aroma of raosted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate chip cookies. Semi-bitter chocolate finish. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Pours near black with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is heavy with a delicious sweet aftertaste. The additional hops provide a nice contrast to the dark flavours, other porters are missing this. Perhaps a tad too sweet for my taste buds. But still an excellent brew from one of my favorite breweries. richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2005
deep brown pour with scarlet highlights, chocolate aroma with hints of coffee. flavor is thick with chocolates and a little bit of nut tastes and small amounts of coffee. a very smooth medium to full body with a little hops in the finish. hopdog (12549) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2005
Bottle acquired in trade with TAR (thanks!). Poured a dark reddish brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of chocolates and roasted malts. Tastes of stronger chocolate, nuts, and some bitter coffee. A nice and tasty porter.