GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
651mL thanks to argo0. Pours a deep brown, red highlights. Thick, milky tan foam. Nose is excellent hazelnut, vanilla, hop resin. Taste is soily heavy, very weak, lemon tea. Lighter mouthfeel but delicate carbonation. Travlr (25269) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle courtesy of argo0, thank you sir! Cloudy light brown color, small beige head. Aroma of cocoa powder. Taste is roasty chocolate and light coffee not bad. nimbleprop (8476) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2013
22oz bottle pours a translucent mahogany amber with some clumpy white head. Nose is nutty, toasty, significant hop presence, malt. Flavor has sonera bitterness, not just hop bitterness but also roasted coffee bitterness, brown sugar, toasted bread, brown bread, bread crust. Dry, bitter finish. Old school. madmitch76 (25009) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
8th October 2011crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Opaque black - brown beer. Good fluffy pale tan head. Palate is crispy but dry. Dark malt with coffee bitterness and a little roast. Minerals. Trace of estery banana. Mild hop bitterness with a little orange in there. Dry and bitter finish. Fair bit of coffee in the aftertaste. Tastes olde worlde in as much as it’s rough round the edges - but that’s the point I guess. Interesting blast from the past!
A nice opaque brown body with a tan head that had some retention and lace. Aroma had a nice roasted malt character. Rich coffee and cocoa dominated the aromatics. Some sweetness to it was just enough to take the edge off. Flavor was robustly malty. Good coffee notes upfront, dark cocoa and there was a nice pipe-tobacco quality to it. Very dry on the finish and very good.
douglas88 (9427) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2012
22 ounce bottle thanks to Michael. Pours a dark ruddy color with a large brown and orange head. A sweet hoppy nose with chocolate malts. A rich brew with lots of Black IPA notes- very fruity and bitter hops-, but the dryness and rich porter elements stand out stronger. Easygoing and displaying a subtlety that evades most brews in this style today. 1855 the first bridge over the Mississippi was built, Penn State was founded and Livingston saw Victoria Falls. This beer was good then and now. mcox90 (2097) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2012
22 oz bottle from Julios Liquors. Pours dark brown with a 2 finger beige head. Fair amount of lace. Chocolate and coffee aroma with a side note of pine resin and earth. Chocolate in the flavor with more coffee mingled with a nice hop bitterness. Palate is dry and a little on the thin side. Bitter finish. annunz123 (958) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2012
Pours opaque black with a generous white head. Malt, molasses, and some roast in the aroma. Taste is malty with some roast, but finishes with a lot more hop bitterness than you typically get in a porter. Different and good. Leighton (21513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
Bottle at the Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting, London. Pours brown with a creamy beige head. Dusty cocoa on the nose with faint roasted malts. Nice, balanced flavor, fairly roasty, medium sweet with light earth, pine and toast. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Some nice roastiness in the finish with dark, bittersweet cocoa and moderate sweetness. Solid beer. Reynolds314 (3462) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Year old bottle poured into a tulip and let to open up. Aroma is light vanilla, milk chocolate, roast, and earthy richness. Taste is much like a milk stout with a thinner body but complex roasty semi-sweet finish. Great.