HippieFee (446) - - MAY 30, 2017 niftyplace (23) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
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 (1126) - 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 (651) - 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 (3786) - 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 (1806) - 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 (4887) - 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 (3101) - 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 (5876) - Denver, 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 (584) - 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. Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2016
On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of coffee, Irish cream, roast cocoa. Brown-black with a fairly lasting beige head. Dry, very roasty, loaded with coffee flavors. Medium-full bodied.