SlackerMads (3467) - DENMARK - NOV 28, 2016
Bottle with MF666. Black with a medium sized light brown head with fine retention and lace. Rich roasted malt, vanilla, light wood, charcoal and dark chocolate. Full body, low sweetness, medium bitter with light warming alcohol. Long finish. Good. dlovell2 (2236) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2016
On tap at Big Fatty’s. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate ,coffee, and faint cinnamon. Flavor is roasted malt up front with cocoa,coffee, vanilla, and a hint of cinnamon. jflopsu (1698) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Pours black with brown head. A strong coffee and roasted malt aroma. A smooth body with a chocolate, milky coffee, and roasted malt taste. Sweet chocolate and lingering roasted malt aftertaste. Sammy (12596) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2016
world class porter. looks great and taste great. lots of lace. very smooth. on tap at blackpub. monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2016
A very good holiday Porter. Pours a deep brown-black with a thick tan head. Smells of vanilla, cinnamon and chocolate. Taste is very thick, with lots of cinnamon upfront, followed by vanilla, cola chocolate and coffee. Vanilla sticks around for the aftertaste. Had on tap at Mad Taco in Vermont.
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Sudz4Dayz (156) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2016
500ml bottle thanks to Julien. Pours jet black smooth with a light foamy mocha almost marshmallow head. Smells of light chocolate, vanilla cocoa, roasted coffee beans and slightly boozy finish on the aroma. Tastes roasty, sweet, and chocolatey with a great vanilla smoothness and finish. Very, very smooth in comparison to other dark beers I’ve had. Nice light mouthfeel, not too carbonated at all. Great, great porter. Another Banger by Hill Farmstead. Love it. neongolden (1770) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
(On tap @ Warpigs HF Day, Copenhagen, May 12 2016) Pours black with a decent sized pale tan head of loose foam with lace. Aroma of dark chocolate, moderately roasted malts, vanilla, light coffee, cinnamon slight and almost woody. Flavour is dark chocolate semi-sweet core, vanilla, light coffee, fairly high roast, spicy cinnamon hints to it with slight anise tone. Finish is rather dry and slightly dusty with fairly high bitter notes from roast and coffee with a touch of hops. Light to medium body for style, soft creamy carbonation. Smooth and not completely dominated by the adjuncts, well balanced, a very nice drinkable porter. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle from PhillyCraft. Thank Vin! It pours a dark brown color with a tall, creamy tan head. The aroma is nice with some creamy coffee, treacle and hints of tobacco. The flavor has lots of tobacco leaf, hints of smoke, coffee and fig. I’m not really getting the vanilla or cinnamon, but I’m digging the tobacco leaf dankness along with a rich, roasted chocolaty body. Very smooth and creamy on the palate. I’m thinking maybe some late boil Columbus hops in this one? No matter...it’s pretty tasty and interesting. Boutip (6483) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle: Poured a black color porter with a nice large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with nice floral coffee notes with some vanilla undertones. Taste is a great mix of vanilla undertones with some floral coffee notes with some light roasted malt and subtle residual sugar notes are also discernable. Body is about average but has a nice creamy texture with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very flavorful with great attenuation. Probably one of the best example of the style I’ve had the chance to drink. jc1762 (1578) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Thanks Huhzubendah for sharing the bottle! Poured into a snifter showing coffee rims with a finger of latte foam.
The nose shows a moderately intense mix of vanilla and coffee that come together to make a light latte nose.
The palate is fully carbonated and light bodied - perfect porter style. Flavors are vanilla forward with moderately intense roasted coffee and malt notes on mid palate ending on a light black coffee bitterness.