culchiem (4098) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 17, 2016 beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(06.21.07) On tap at Magnolia Pub and Brewery. 4.95% ABV. Black opaque with medium tan head. No discernable carbonation. Roasted burnt wood aroma. Starts dry with light roasted malt flavor with noticable burnt wood flavor. Medium length finish with some lingering hop bitterness. Medium bodied. The flavor significantly improves as the beer warms up. Good easy drinking porter but on the thin watery side.
Draught at Haight. Black with a thin head. Aroma of toasted coffee. Flavour is coffee, roast malt, dry burnt finish, thin texture. j12601 (13027) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2016
On cask at the brewery. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Roast, a touch of astringent cocoa. On the thin side, roast, cocoa, burnt chocolate. Slow roast into the finish, earthy cocoa. GRM (4139) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2016
Glass, 16-ounce, drunk at Old Major, breakfast with the brewer, trip to the Great American Beer Festival, savoured on September 24 2015; eye: black, opaque, nice sheet of beige head, good lacing; nose: roasting, coffee, slight chocolate; mouth: roasting, coffee, slight chocolate, acidity, light acridness, finale in roasting with presence of bitterness, medium body, good carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine
Verre, 16 onces, en fût, bue chez Old Major, déjeuner avec le brasseur, voyage pour le Great American Beer Festival, savourée le 24 septembre 2015; œil : noire, opaque, belle couverture de mousse beige, bonne dentelle; nez : torréfaction, café, très léger chocolat; bouche : torréfaction, café, très léger chocolat, acidité, légère âcreté, finale en torréfaction avec présence d’amertume, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien mR_fr0g (13154) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2015
On tap at Smokestack. Dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a reddy hues and a lasting mid tan head aroma is big sweet vanilla, creme caramel, milk choc and coconut. Flavour is composed of milky, lactose, milk choc, creme caramel, coconut, slight burnt. Palate is medium full, highish carbonation. Decent. kevinsenn (2263) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
On cask at Magnolia. Dark brown with little head. Creamy and roasty aroma. Taste is roasty, creamy, nutty, with light berry hints and a clean finish. Good porter.
Dfonorow (2250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
On tap at Magnolia. Pour is dark black with practically no head. Aroma and flavor are both of coffee grounds, roast, and burnt toast. Finish is on the floral side with a touch of coffee. mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
On tap at Magnolia, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, light espresso, and unsweetened powdery cocoa. Flavour brings out toasted malt and powdery unsweetened bitter cocoa. Smooth, dry, and powdery on the plate. Solid porter. baraciisch (3337) - California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Dark brown in color... Aroma of roasted malts... Flavor is roasted malts, nuts... Not much hop balance... Nothing exciting...
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Lovely dark chocolate roast. Medium bodied with some bitter chocolate, caramel cream. Mineral bite and hops at the finish. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Draft... Dark brown, ok tan head... Nose of roasted chocolate, with cocoa nibs... Taste is a bit of a letdown, roasted cocoa nibs, a vegetal note and a bitter vanilla finish, all over the place... So so