badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Black with a creamy tan head. Nice chocolate molasses and roasted grain aroma. Rich chocolate flavor with a creamy mouth feel and buttery roasty notes. Good. marcus (10584) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 27, 2009
On tap at the brewery. This opaque brown ale poured with a fluffy tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a slightly thin roasted malt flavor with some coffee notes. anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2009
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with some hints of coffee in the aftertaste. nickd717 (4855) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
On tap at Alembic. A decent porter. I don’t know if it’s quite "one step away from being a stout" though, unless that step is a big step in fullness of palate. Black color with a medium tan head. Aroma is mostly roasted malts and coffee. Hops apparent. Flavor is roasty with a coffee taste that lingers at the end. Medium palate, maybe a little thinner than I’d like. f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2009
Cask. Pours a black color with a large, tan head. Nice malted milk ball aroma. Thin body, toast and malts dominate here. Bitter, burnt finish.
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2008
On tap at Magnolia. Pours black with two finger brown head. Pretty thin mouthfeel. Strong coffee aftertaste. Not really memorable. bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Draft. Brown/black beer with a tan head. Chocolate and light roast aroma. Chocolate, light roast flavor with some acrid malt. Medium body. Acrid malt lingers with chocolate, roast, and slight coffee. NoiZe (2322) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2008
Tasted @ the Magnolia Pub and Brewery in SF.bhensonb (15630) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 26, 2008
Black colored brew. Nice malty bitterness. Chocolate, coffee, hoppy. Nice one!
Draft at the brewpub. Toasted malt aroma. Dark opaque black color with no real head. Near medium body with minimal carbonation. Light roast (touch of toast) malt with floral bitter and a hint of coffee. Finishes dry, but not astringently so. Really rather refreshing in a dark way. Braudog (6805) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2008
On cask at the brewpub. As expected, this is a dark black beer, but there’s barely a head, even on cask. Coffee reigns here, with a bitter finish. Thinner than I’d expect from a cask porter, but the flavor saves the day. (#3406, 4/11/2008)