tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 30, 2006
750ml bottle at Falling Rock Tap Room - Denver. Very nice mouthfeel, slightly chewy but well-matched with the dry, dark malt flavors. RobBestwick (917) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2006
Sweet toffee aroma, classic porter appearance, big brown head that disappears slowly, very malty coffee flavours with nutty and treacle hints, well laced, quite a dry palate with a warm, wine-like finish. STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2006
750 ml. bottle- dark brown / black color with light tan head - nose of chocolate (sweet and baking ), iodine , coffee , oat , dark fruit , mocha , and malts – taste of milk chocolate , vanilla , prunes, and coco – thick creamy body with some acidity - aftertaste bitter chocolate, malt aftertaste badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2006
black body with large, frothy beige head..aroma of roasted malts, heavy in dark chocolate and cocoa..flavor is similar with roasted, chocolate, lactose malts and vanilla sugars...nice palate UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - DEC 21, 2006
I am a fan of porters and this one was quite interesting to me. The color was not black, it was a deep brown, almost like stained wood. I was expecting a weak porter. Not the case. Full and deep porter flavor, but not as much viscosity as I am used to, making this a uniquely robust, but drinkable porter.
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2006
750ml corked bottle. Pops open with an appetising gust of deeply smoky malt, boozy espresso and sticky licorice. Black pour with dark ruby tints. An intensely roasty interpretation with some smoky coffee and charred raisiny fruit. Lingeringly bitter at the back of the tongue. Quite a creamy palate. Some subtler toffeeish flavours emerging as it warms, despite the brewer’s recommendation to chill it. Pleasant enough, but little overwhelmed by that roasty bitterness. JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle. Chestnut coloured with a slim beige head. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate and coffee. Same elements in the taste; plus a smokiness and some dark fruits. Nice light roasted and bitter finish. Very nice smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel and very drinkable. Excellent. bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Bottle. Ruby-brown beer with a tan head. Chocolate aroma with some coffee, roast and sweetness. Creamy mouthfeel with chocolate and sweet malt starting and fading to more roastiness and nutiness and a touch of bitter hops. Roasty, slight smokiness lingering. Medium body. Solid porter. cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Pours much a lighter brown than expected. The flavor is there and the beer doesn’t drink like a meal, drinkable. I get a smokey, fishy after taste similar to Alaskan Smoked Porter but not as prevalent, which I like alot. This beer would be a good choice for pairing. IrishBoy (4185) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Bottle 750mL; Nose of coffee and roastiness; clear deep brown with a medium tan head; flavor of coffee, cocoa, and nuttiness.