rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Tap: pours black with medium tan head with aromas of roasted grain, chocolate, and burnt toffee. Flavor is big with roast grain that brings in some bitter tartness and a very light caramel sweetness. Palate is lightly sweet, with smooth bitters and tarts. Flavorful, will have more. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2012
On tap at Cafe Reyes in Point Reyes Station, CA.
Opaque, near black brown. Arrived at table with no head. Fair lacing.
Aroma of coffee and chocolate.
Taste cocoa and coffee with bit of toffee flavor in the finish.
Above average body and carbonation with a creamy, soft foamy mouthfeel. (Not thin at all as reported by most reviewers of the bottled version.)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - APR 24, 2012
Dark brown colour. Aroma and taste of coffee and chocolate. Body a bit thin, but still very good greenclansman (831) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 23, 2012
Thanks yiannos for sharing it with me.
Nice black color, with a good bubble head.
Aromas: strong coffee and chocolate
Taste: same with a dry long finish.
Medium body. Not so thick, but good enough for a porter.
Very nice markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Thanks to GatorGuy92 for the share on this one. Cheers, Matt. Pours a medium brown color with an off-tan head. Nose is cocoa, baker’s chocolate, chocolate malt, and some roast. Flavor is similar with cocoa, unsweet chocolate, and slight roast. Finish is a little dry with bits of cocoa staying for a bit. At 6%, I could have a few of these.
Maverick34 (3283) - New York, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Draught in point reyes. Opaque Brown pour - chocolatey aroma. Some mild coffee. Good for a windy night on the ocean jrob21 (3760) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Bottle from a trade a while back with a fine southern californian. Zero carbonation here. unfortunately I would like a little more fizz so as not to feel so bland and unexciting. The roasty coffee flavor is nice though. Burned toast and faint fruit aroma. Flavor is quick and mostly that coffee aspect. Good but not great here. wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2014 Tasted on 5/19/11 from a 650mL bomber bottle purchased at Sun Devil. Pours opaque dark cola brown with a thick tan head that slowly recedes to spotty lace. The nose is more sweet dark chocolate than anything else, along with mocha coffee, cocoa nibs, and a good amount of roasted bitterness. The flavor is not sweet, but a bitter and roasted combination of cocoa nibs, dark chocolate, mocha coffee, and roasted malt. The body is medium and creamy with average carbonation and a long bitter chocolate and mocha coffee finish. danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Served from a 22 ox bottle from OTM. The appearance is a creamy chocolate brown with a nice lighter medium brown head. The aromas are chocolate malt influenced with a cereal grain and medium roast malts. The flavors are some good chocolate malts, toasty malts, light tobacco. The mouth is a solid medium bodied with a definite drying feeling. The aftertaste has this empty thinness to it I don’t care for. Overall a well above average porter. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Dark chocolate pour produced a latte-colored head that left some spotty lacing. Aroma shows notes of cocoa, roasted coffee bean, vanilla, and caramel. Flavor follows suit with a bit of toffee and brown sugar as well, lending their sweetness. Medium mouthfeel...not a thick as one would like for the style but doesn’t take away from the overall enjoyment.