nickd717 (4888) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
12oz bottle via trade. Dark brown pour with a small, fading tan head. Good aroma, roasty with chocolate and nuts. Dry roasty flavor with charred notes and dark chocolate. Slight bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Overall well-done, but not too remarkable. niftyplace (23) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Honestly, I was expecting more. Its a solid porter but nothing spectacular. Could be that I just got a bottle that had been stored too hot briefly. Somewhat bittersweet with a little coffee, little chocolate, but just left me feeling that the beer wasn’t any more exciting than the label. Just okay. njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Pored at brewery, deep brown with white head. Aroma was coffee and chocolate as was taste, roasted malts in finish. Alcohol hidden but warming in finish. kidobutai (698) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2014
Horse dark black, with a small head but nice lacing. Understated aroma, but delicious strong coffee taste with a hint of chocolate. bartlebier (4123) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 20, 2014
(US 2012 backlogged in abstinentia) Draft pint @Flying Fish Restaurant, Alexandria VA 11/09/2012. Pretty headstrong porter with some unusual tangential flavour that taste willed: smooth medium full body transporting dry fruit marmelade flavours on top of a milk chocolate and cocoa stream, punctuated by refreshing hop tingles. Quick exit. Tasty, unexpected dessert. To be revisited /bottled.
dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Pours near black with an espresso head. Aroma is massive chocolate brownie and coffee. Taste is semi sweet with some roast. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Pretty good stuff! solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Surprisingly good. Very rich and robust roast malt aroma. Pungent and thick. Some light booze and caramel with a bite of bitter dark chocolate. Well balanced. Thick and rich on palate. Medium bitter finish. Bottle at Capital Lounge. AdamT (268) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2014
12oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Black pour with mostly lasting frothy 1/4" thick tan head. Excellent lacing. Strong milk chocolate aroma, some coffee. Strong coffee and chocolate taste up front with a short medium chocolate and malt finish. Medium body, watery texture. Solid porter. Dfonorow (2274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with a small tan head. Semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, slight dark fruit, roasted malts. Medium bodied, light carbonation. zizzybalubba (1886) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA. Dark brown cola-like pour with a frothy khaki head. The rich chocolate aroma can easily be detected from several feet away. Really nice flavor of dark, yet creamy, chocolate, light espresso, and faint floral hops. The finish is rich but not too bitter. This is a damn good porter!