brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 20, 2011
A: The beer is sort of light for a porter. Dark amber/mahogany would be the best way to describe it. At least the head looks nice: a solid finger of khaki foam.
S: Way too much roast on the aroma, smells almost burnt. Charred malt and sugar with a little bit of licorice. I don’t really get any chocolate, but there is some coffee to it and maybe some overripe fruits.
T: Much more chocolate presence on the palate. Nice cocoa powder and dark chocolate notes. There is a moderate sweetness to it and a hint of bitterness. Nice roasted malt and coffee flavors, too.
M: Medium in body and carbonation.
O: The flavor was nice, which is what’s important, but the nose wasn’t that great. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 24, 2011
On tap at the brewery. It pours brown with a tan head. The aroma is huge on chocolate with minor notes of coffee. The flavor is mostly dark chocolate sweetness that fades to a coffee like roastiness and finishes earthy bitter. Not terribly complex, but the alcohol is very well hidden which allows the chocolate flavors to shine. Really one of the tastiest chocolate forward beers I’ve had. Nice hop balance as well. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 16/09/2010
Fruit and hop aromas. Dark coloured a little rich on the palate and fruity with a hint of dryness in a bitter chocolate roast finish. can8ianben (1545) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Wow - maybe the most chocolate-like beer I’ve ever tasted. Starts out sweet and just a little bitter, but the finish is like a powdered chocolate milk coating in your mouth. Really outstanding execution. One of my favorite porters. Glad I got to try it! ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 11, 2010
On tap at brewery....now this was tasty! I recently brewed a chocolate porter that is ok, but tasting this caused me to think "whoa, this is what I was hoping for!". Huge roasted malt backbone with a sweet chocolate finish. The thick chewy kind of beer that is a great night cap.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2010
1 liter growler thanks Tim, pours dark ruby brown with a medium light brown head. Aroma is light cocoa nib and coffee with mild roast. Flavor is rich bitter cocoa, some toffee and a rich roasted malt and coffee finish. Well done, crazy that it’s 8 percent. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
I had this on tap at Hangar 24 in Redlands.
I really enjoyed this beer. Nice dark pour with a creamy chocolatey flavor that’s balanced by coffee roastiness. Very tasty. wchesser (2074) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2010
No flaws other than it has a long aftertaste of milk chocolate which is not something I can say I ever want from a beer. Dark chocolate? Heck yes, but I found this kind of gross. sloth (2905) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Growlered. Medium sized tan head, fair retention, little lace. Clear dark brown color. Nice choco roast nose, hint of coffee and vanilla. Medium bodied, creamy and lightly oily, gentle carbonation. Roast and chocolate flavors, vanilla really coming through, for me anyways with notes of coffee and caramel. Lasting finish fairly dry and roasty. ABV not detected. Props to GMC2181 for sharing this aged growler @Statelineliquors. Nice quaff, Gabe! danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
UPDATED: APR 5, 2012 Served on tap at the Stone 14th Anniversary Celebration. The appearance is a bit lighter then I would expect. The flavors are really good with light roasted malts. Not a lot of chocolate for being a "Chocolate Porter". Overall a tasty brew, one of the better from Hangar 24.
Resampled from a 22 oz bottle from OTM. The appearance is a dark brown without much lasting head. Flavors enter with some off flavor that is a touch medicinal but then the chocolate comes in with the malts to mask that more. The chocolate intensity is a little mild with some dry vanilla accents. Medium bodied. A decent porter.