maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Bottle, purchased at brewery in WA. Clear, deep chestnut brown with ruby highlights. Putty-colored head is small and fluffy. Intense nutty aroma; also cocoa powder, chocolate ice cream, and suggestions of licorice and tarragon. Flavor is nutty and lightly sweet, with espresso, fruit (gooseberry perhaps?), and some citric acidity. Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium, smooth, and very "wet", if that makes any sense. Mild bittersweet aftertaste with a "green" hop flavor. Everybody brews a porter, but few do it well... sour, overhopped, watery, or sticky sweet porters abound. Blackhook is exceptional; easy-drinking, delicious, and true to style. sandygoonie (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Almost black ver roast nutty flavor. Rich nutty aroma. thick mouth feel for the palate. Very nice after tase. Good beer! mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Bottle. Deep dark black in color with a litle tan head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Coffee and roasty notes. Smooth tasting. Malty and roasty flavor. Caramel notes. Finish is dry. Smooth. Very nice. Drinkable. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2006
[Bottle - Johns Market Portland Oregon]biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - OCT 30, 2006
A greadt dark brown poruing beer with a mimiiunal head good to style. Had a lot of roasty notes to the ose and a unerlying chocolate flavor with the roasty maly. This is a great beeer will have a few more in time.
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2007 Poured black with creamy head that it retained until the end. Very smooth with little carbonation. I liked it a lot and would recommend. Tasted of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.
troopie (2324) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Bottle. Black with thick foamy tan head. Chocolaty malty nose. Sweetish flavour, with notes of chocolate, toffee and unsweetened coffee. Bittersweet chocolate finish with a rather thin body. Drink this if you can find it. It’s a worthy black porter. Cybercat (5747) - Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Pours dark chocolate brown with a decent buff head. Aroma features roast malt, molasses and subtle licorice tones. Flavor offers roast malt, smoky hops, and touches of molasses and licorice. Mouthfeel presents good body, sassy fizz, and a smoky roast malt and charred hops finish. Hooked on Porter! BuKKet99 (39) - Republic of Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2001
A solid porter. A bit weak for my tastes, and a bit too sweet. jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Wow! I really enjoyed this porter, although perhaps I was just happy to drink a porter again after such a long hiatus (had not ordered a porter in quite a while). Pours very dark, nice and thick with a medium tan head, aroma was bitter and sharp, although chocolate and coffee dominated. Flavor was pleasant, though mild. Overall I like this one, and will get it again. snoworsummer (5628) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2013
Nitro. Pours black with a tan foamy head. Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth and creamy, tastes like coffee. Light aroma of bread, toast, malt.