Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2017
A: Dark mahogany with a firm cappuccino head.
N: Cocoa, minerals, oats, coffee, smoke, peppercorn, earthiness, some oakiness, toffee and a hint of raisin and clove.
T: Very sweet. Moderating bitterness and smoke.
M: Medium body, some stickiness, a bit of alcohol, crisp carbonation.
O: Pretty nice. A spicy and sweet interplay of flavors. fiulijn (20372) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Draught at Portland Craft, VancouverNocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
The color is almost black, with small to no head. It bases aroma and flavor on some dark and mellow caramel, a bit of dark chocolate, but it suffers for lack of better malt depth; the bitterness is low, the final gets a bit cloying, and the alcohol perception is quite high.
Nothing exciting, but still a good beer.
Tap at Bakushu Club Popeye, Tokyo. Dark reddish brown shade. Ring of tan head. Taste and aroma are much the same. Cherry cola, red grape, some smokiness. Touch of BBQ meatiness at first too. Plenty going on to make this worthwhile. KansaiBeerLvrs (5089) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 28, 2015
On tap at Imazato. A dark cola red-brown with a savory chocolate aroma. The body is fairly light for 8.3% the taste is dark chocolate, cherries with a bit of roasty smoked bacon. Very nice. DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/26/15] Draught at Hopworks BikeBar in Portland. Dark brown. Aroma of caramel, licorice, a bit of chocolate, toffee and dark fruits. Sweet flavor with licorice, caramel, some chocolate, toffee, and some fruitiness. Medium-bodied.
Gerbeer (3674) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2015
On tap. Pours a very dark reddish brown with moderate head. Light aromas of coffee and roasted malts. Flavors of dry dark chocolate, dry roasted malts and peanuts. Competent but nothing special. Ferris (15001) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
Draft - Roast and some dark fruit with toast. Deep maroon with a rich beige head. Roast, vanilla, dark fruit and cocoa. mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a black a deep dark mahogany / brown with a small tan head. Nose is heavy on the dark fruits, vanilla and slight cocoa. Flavour is on the sweet side, with lots of dark fruits and caramel. A little too sweet for me, but it’s quite well-balanced. Good. pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2013
On draught at Second Annual Humbug Lager Fest at Occidental Brewing. Clear dark brown color. Aroma is sweet syrup, caramel, and toffee. Taste is honey roasted peanuts, cocoa, toffee, caramel, and a hint of grass hops. Balanced sweetness, roasted notes, and a hint of bitter. Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Roasted chocolate with burnt caramel notes. Deep mahagony with small head. Boozy, caramelly flavor with high alcohol heat on the finish. Thin body and a slickness. Very boozy porter; tastes as those a fair amount of bourbon was added.