Darwenus (1159) - Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2017
A no-frills porter, but a really good, classic example of the style. The sport appears dark brown with a little bit of tan head. The aroma is a very rich, slightly herbal porter malt. Flavor is rich, smooth and slightly sweet up front and then finishing with a little bit of clipped hoppiness. I could definitely drink this again. HippieFee (465) - - MAY 30, 2017
Draft - Rich black color with a thin off white lace on the head. Pretty strong roasted malt flavor. Also has a pretty strong alcohol taste which is surprising. Bricks (1140) - Delaware, USA - APR 23, 2017
3.5/5 appearance.. lifeless black, decent head and lacing. Aroma 7.5/10, nice chocolate, sweetness, coffee.. slightly artificial. Taste 7/10, more bitter and less sweet than I expected, some coffee.. not as much character I expected. Smooth, bitter. Not bad. McGarnigle (653) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2017
Bottle from The Brew House in Arlington. This is a highly roasted porter, some might say too much so. A bit of cigarette ash in there. It is dry. The bottle lists both OG and FG (in Plato) and I’m coming with around 80% attenuation. Fairly decent IBU count but not hop flavor. Chocolate. You can’t complain that there’s not much flavor, it’s really a question as to whether you like the ash. I do. alobar (3864) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of roasted malt,coffee, and chocolate. Chocolate flavor with some caramel, roasted malt, and hint of coffee. Very nice!
kajser27 (1922) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 8, 2017
Pitch black, medium creamy tan head, nice lacing and rather lasting. Aroma is of malt, milk and dark chocolate, roasted malt, some coffee and licorice. Taste is medium sweet malt, bit caramel, milky chocolate, cocoa powder, some coffee, licorice, medium roasty bitterness, dry finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, creamy.
(bottle, Craft Beer Rising, London) Ktwse (5253) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of molasses, chocolate. Taste is sweet, mildly roasty, coffee finish. Light to medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation. john44 (3202) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2017
Gravity Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2014, Olympia, London Aug 2014 - Black in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, dark chocolate, espresso coffee. Fruity; dark fruits, hint of orange citrus. Spicy; lots of ginger. Hoppy. Sweetish choc spicy and fruity throughout. Very drinkable. Decent. (2014-08-14)
notalush (5897) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Tap at the brewery - just a downright great rendition of a classic, and now overlooked style - complex chocolate, cherry, and espresso, with a moderate bitterness and roast to keep it from getting too sweet - if this were Ratebeer circa 2003, this beer would be in high demand. UNCCTF (587) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle. I got this in a sampler pack for Christmas, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I ended up really liking this. Barely translucent black pour with a tan head. Roasty aroma and flavor, with some chocolate notes in the finish. Easy drinking for a porter. Good cold-weather brew.