chinchill (5311) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2016
A 22 oz 2014 bottle poured into a Porter Bar goblet. It pours with a dark, opaque, near black body that has thin dark ruby edges and a short tan head.
Aroma - Fruity, with notes of dates, figs and plums, Dark roast malts with little alcohol in the nose.
Flavor: Rich, strong and boozy. Dark fruits, hints of coffee; light smoky grains. Sweet up front but turns mildly bitter by the time the aftertaste starts to fade.
Feel - Full bodied, rich in velvet texture; Lightly hot in the mouth and quite warming upon swallowing.
O - A rich RIS; with about 2 years of aging, the boozy element is well hidden in the aroma but not the taste. jbruner (5274) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours an opaque brownish black from the bottle with thin ring of tan brown head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of deep roast and earthy soy. Taste is way better, dark chocolate over roast and sweet malt. Thick sweetness, nice bitter middle, thick with light carbonation. AdamChandler (5177) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Black like licorice. Minimal coffee colored head. Mollasses and brown sugar. Maple wood
Taste is bitter sweet. Like a snickers bar. Nutty and chocolate with some caramel. Finish is brow sugar and vanilla.
High body low carbonation. Very dry at the finish
This is a very weak stout. A sweeter porter? It’s pretty weak and not amazing. Worth a try though kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Alright. Almost a black beer. The head.... oily tan. The aroma... roasted malt and oily alchy. Rich, chocolately and alcoholic taste. Right on par for harpoon. Its not disagreeable, which is better than I can say for most of their beers, but its not great either and being an imperial isn’t helping the cause in its own right. Maybe its the water supply or a "mediocre beer" allergy. At any rate, drink this and be moderately satisfied and completely full. The disappearing head act and no lace left behind only hurt the cause further. maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours a thick and very black color with almost no head. Nose is just a little sweet and fruity, which I found surprising. Taste is just a tad sour, with some roasting underneath. Not my favorite of the style.
johnnnniee (4411) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Pours a solid dark brown/black with a good sized creamy tan head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top. The aroma is filled with dark dried fruit and caramel with hints of molasses, chocolate, and coffee. Light earthy hop aroma tries to provide some balance but succumbs to the depths of the malt. The flavor is a bit of a departure from the aroma. Chocolate and coffee milk flavors with with a bit of caramel and molasses. Light earthy hop and a touch of ethanol in a fairly dry finish. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet silky mouthfeel. This is a decent stout that I can get behind. Its not overly complex, and a bit dry in the finish for my liking, but I enjoyed it just the same. unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
12oz bottle. Bottled 2012. Black pour, dark brown foam. Aroma of fusel alcohol, dark fruits, licorice, unsweetened dark chocolate, loads of coffee. Roasted grains, burnt malts. Thick body. Liquid chocolate liquor! (3579) nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
The aroma is very toasted with coffee, chocolate, and burnt malt. The appearance is dark brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is about right. Overall this is good. Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
On tap at House of 1000. Smoky with coffee, soy sauce, molasses, and chocolate. Light alcohol sweetness. Mild vanilla. Dark black opaque with thin cocoa head. Medium chewy body with medium carbonation. Starts rich and malty with chocolate and molasses, coffee, and a bit of smoke. Mild alcohol warming. Big chocolate-molasses finish with nutty sweet and bitter after. Ron (4180) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2014
On tap at MacGregor’s with Joe and Dan H. Pours a deep black body with small head and light chocolate brown lacing. Aroma is espresso and roast. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet chocolate malts, light roast. Very straight forward stout, very balanced and drinkable.