hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2014 mverity (362) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my go to beers. Pours a nice inky black, with deep chocolate brown head. Head fades into thin brown swirls on the top of the beer. Good sticky lacing clings to the sides of the glass. Aroma is the usual suspects: roasted malt, coffee, and some chocolate. Taste is the same, and just as well balanced as the aroma. Great smooth body and thick mouthfeel.
(Rating #9,300) On Nitro?... Pours black with a mid-sized, nicely-tanned head. Good retention. The nose is a blend of deeply-roasted, oily, Cubano café con leche with both chocolate crème and vanilla froth. Medium-bodied and raspy with feather-soft carbonation. The flavor delivers a boatload of scorched espresso-roast coffee. Finishes burnt, coarse and bone-dry. Aurelius (5570) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2014
Semisweet chocolate, patent roast, creosote, java, cedar notes - a great aroma. Oily pour with a dark tan head. Slippery mouth with a jousting bitterness. Moderate sweetness, good acidity, roast, dark cocoa, toast. Buffereed nicely. Pretty viscous, but not too dense. Don’t like coffee, but this was pretty decent. DialSquare (5130) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2014
On tap at Proof. Brief note: roasty, sweet milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee. Earthy bitter. Thinnish palate. Nice. 7.2 PorterPounder (8284) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - on tap at Proof. Viscous inky black pour, thick, sticky mocha colored head. Aroma of pipe tobacco, an old coffee grinder and some potting soil. Flavor has all the same elements of the aroma with some licorice and chocolate thrown in for good measure. Thick creamy, luxuriant mouthfeel. Excellent stout 0- best from Proof in quite a while.
jbruner (5279) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Pours a dark brownish black on tap with thin bubbly tan head. Aroma is lots of roasted malt and coffee, taste follows, like a big dark roast coffee. A little thin, but a nice coffee beer. jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2013
@Pinglehead-on tap-brown-black. A-coffee grounds-rich dk malt. T-some biting coffee grounds-rich dk malt, earthy hops. Not my taste but well done.