BREWMUSKCLES (2685) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2016 rollingwood (91) - Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 64 OZ growler, mailed Wednesday from NY State cracked Friday in Maryland. Poured with a 1/2 inch head the color of wet sand. The head quickly dissipated into lace. The liquor was clear but quite dark; it more resembled a stout than a porter, frankly. The aroma was sweet and chocolate (a word that I’m about to repeat). The attack AND finish were curiously similar, both chocolatey, but the attack begins as sweeter chocolate on the tip of the tongue and finishes with the bittering hops showing itself. The mouthfeel is full and creamy. I’m told this is not available in bottles, nor in Maryland, which is a shame, as it stands up to the best sweet porters I’ve drunk. And at 5.5 ABV, you can have more than one. We did. . .
milky with a bit of dried dark fruit grit that is roasty and perhaps a bit ashy with a wafting finish of that fruit. smooth and with cocoa not very beery at all but very good none the less. on tap at beef and brew geneva ny
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Draft- pours dark brown tan head - nose/taste of toasted oat, roasted chocolate and light coffee- medium body Ferris (15258) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
Draft - Dark roast and chocolate. Jet black with a rich brown head. Dark roast and sweetness with a long light bitterness. stoutchap (423) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2015
This porter was just ok in my book. It looked like a decent pour with a cola-esque appearance. The nose was very light. The flavor had some traditional.porter notes but then something that was maybe trying to be vanilla and raisin at the same time. Not terrible but just a little too different perhaps for my tastes. napdynmite (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Delicious and drinkable. Just the right level of bitterness. Cocoa and mild coffee with a solid hop backbone.
KyotoLefty (10254) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2014
Tap at the Bee Hive. Roasty wood, coffee, and chocolate nose. Black with lace. Dry and roasty flavor, light and crisp. Well done, rather light, not so special be good. realjb29 (27) - olean, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Fantastic aroma of bitter dark chocolate, coffee and slightly smoky. Pours in accordance to style dark with a nice tan creamy head. Taste is complex with rich bitter chocolate notes, coffee, and burnt sugar, roasty smokey matly flavor and carries a more complex hop bill than the typical porter notes pine and spicy hop bitterness that pairs with the dark chocolate for an amazing ale. Definitely, a bitter/sweet interpretation of this style...I love it! It feels nice on the palate moderate weight with great flavor complexity that is not to rich to session. Hats off to NAKED DOVE! I even was able to sample this one right out of the Tank!! MacBoost (1894) - Victor, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Pours a thick brown/black with a tan head. Huge aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, some floral hops. Taste is thick bitter chocolate, roast, ashtray (which I love) and bitter hops. Pretty fucken good. Really good. jsquire (4483) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2013
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 Dark beer with a lasting, sticky tan head. Nice roasted grain nose. Rich malty flavors with burnt toast, roasted grains, some fruit notes and a dark caramel molasses sweetness. Very nice porter.