RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2009
UPDATED: APR 22, 2010 One of the best beers I’ve ever had. Gorgeous dark and complex appearance with a tan head. Fantastic aroma with notes of coffee and chocolate. Nutty chocolatey flavour. Texture was rich and creamy. If you like porters, you’ll love this one. MrBunn (2865) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle. If it weren’t for the price, I would have tried this MUCH earlier. Aromas are fantastic... they rise above the thin (yet dark) brown body and are detectable from a distance. Lots of roasty coffee malt, chocolate (dark) maybe a little prune-like dark fruit. Flavor is similar, and even though the mouthfeel is kind of watery, the flavor is pretty full and robust. It’s odd stuff and I find myself liking this, but wouldn’t pay the price for a second bottle. Maybe if it is on a 75% off sale or something... daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Dark brown pour, nice creamy tan head. aroma has chocolate, coffee, roasted marshmallow and a bit of overripe fruit. Flavor is roasty and has nice chocolate and coffee notes. A bit of molasses too. Very good porter. l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Pours black with ruby highlights and a thin tan head. Huge roast and chocolate flavor. Strong coffee, roasted barley and chocolate flavors. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry finish. Very nice. hotstuff (5278) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle. Medium sized fizzy tan head that mostly diminished, mostly opaque black body, one ring of lacing, and very little carbonation observed. The aroma is roasty, chocolate, coffee, some nuttiness, and malty. The flavor is malty, roasty, licorice, coffee, chocolate, some dark fruits, hint of bitterness, and a dry finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and this is a medium bodied porter. Overall, this is a very quaffable beer, I enjoyed the taste of it, worthy of a try, and a beer I would drink again.
corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Pours a very deep dark brown, almost black with only the faintest of mahogany edges when held to a light source. Completely opaque with a two finger frothy beige head that slowly fades into a lasting ring.
Roasted malt aroma with hints of chocolate, caramel, oatmeal, nut, toffee, toast, honey, molasses and subtle hops. The deep roasted scent is nicely balanced by the sweetness of the cocoa and honey.
Smokey roasted malt flavor with hints of coffee, chocolate, toffee, oatmeal, hazelnut and toast. The sweetness of the honey, as well as the chocolate, provide a nice balance to the deep roasted malt profile. The mouthfeel is not as thick as I hoped with the addition of honey. It basically has the same feel as an average porter and it seems as if the honey has an affect just on the flavor, adding sweetness. Slight hop presence in the finish providing a very slight bitter dry finish. Well balanced and easy drinking with no trace of alcohol heat. Decent. marcus (10866) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
This dark brown porter poured with a foamy tan head and a roasted malt and coffee aroma. There is a rich malt flavor with lots of coffee and chocolate and a bit of treacle. rosenbergh (11931) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2009
600 ml bottle. Finland. BB 25.08.09.
Dark black/red brown colour with small tan head. Roasted malt, bitter hops, liquorice and coffee in aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, liquorice in flavour and some hoppy bitterness in aftertaste.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Poured dark brown/black, creamy, roasted malts, chocolate, nutty, little coffe, little licorice. thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2009
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy brown colored bubbles that were and left behind a semi-opaque typically carbonated dark ruby red brown colored body and thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was sweet. The mildly vinous smooth mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of mildly vinous dark malt and brown malt. A decent one that I would consider buying again.