daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Dark Brown pour. Thanks Armin!! Tan head. Coffee, light chocolate aroma. Flavor has some tart prune, roast, coffee and light chocolate. Good stuff. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2010
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with BrooHa. Pours a very, very deep brown, just about black, with a moderate cream colored head that lasted through mid-glass and left light lace. Pleasant aroma of chocolate, lightly roasted malt, and just a bit of coffee. The flavor is a combination of wet cardboard, lightly roasted malt and chocolate with some lingering cardboard at the finish. Mildly bitter at the finish as well. Medium bodied. Enniskillen (2060) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Black/brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is roasty, light caramel, cream, some smoke. Taste is roasty, bittersweet chocolate, milk chocolate, lightly mettalic, some caramel. fromred2green (187) - , Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours near-black with a medium brown head. Aroma of roast malts, coffee and a little chocolate. Flavor is roasty with coffee and dark chocolate being the dominant flavors. Very smooth, one of the best porters I’ve had. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2010
On tap at the People’s Republic - Cambridge, MA. Pours a solid charred oak, with little head. Aroma is crisp and grain-salty. Roasted, rich, and aromatic. Flavors develop a deeply satisfying snappy crunch of roasted malts, well developed caramels and brown sugars, along with an edge of yeast-driven fruitiness that complements well. Body is thick and works well against the drier edges of the roasted malts. A solid, solid porter.
IrishBoy (4223) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 12, 2010
12 oz bottle from Largiari! Thanks! Nose of coffee, coffee, and more coffee with a little caramel in the background. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Flavor is white pepperiness, coffee, and a little bitter chocolate. I would love to be able to have this available locally for a session beer, but 3000+ miles? markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Thanks to jayli for this one from the BIF. Pours brown with an off-white head. Nose is roast, earth, black coffee, and some smoke. Flavor is similar with lingering dry roast. Standard porter. Good stuff. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Bottle from Cavie. Dark brown pour with red edges and a small tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, malts, brown sugar, and roasted coffee beans. Taste is very roasted with a little coffee, bitter chocolate, and nuts. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Cavie (4760) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Largiari. Dark red pour. Very dark but has reddish notes through the light. This porter smells amazing. Lovely sweet chocolate with coffee roast. Very nice. Taste is upfront bitter roast. Some dark chocolate feeds it also. I like this a lot. drfabulous (8224) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Thanks to Largiari. Pours very black with creamy head. Chocolate. Musty. A pretty nice roast taste. Decent porter all around.