miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
黒はまあまあ tompete (331) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
Outed from can. Opaque brown with a non existent head and ruby hints. Aroma of chocolate, olives and malts. Flavour is dark malts and sweetness on the edges of a nicely bitter and hot finish. Great. vlan1 (219) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Can poured into tulip. Clear dark brown with light brown foamy head. Mild roast nutty aroma. Light roast coffe and nut flavor. Actually kind of bland in the flavor department. Smooth and immensely drinkable though. superspak (5508) - Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2014
12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 12/11/2013. Pours fairly cloudy nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1 finger fairly dense tan head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin ring of lace that lingers. Minimal lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, raisin, plum, cocoa, roasted malt, light coffee, caramel, toast, dark bread, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of dark/roast/bready malt notes with light-moderate fruitiness; with solid strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, dark bread, light coffee, herbal, light raisin/plum, and toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, dark bread, light coffee, light raisin/plum, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of dark/roast/bready malt flavors with light yeast fruitiness; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice porter. Good balance and robustness of dark/roast/bready malt flavors with light yeast fruitiness; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering. vyvvy (6392) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Sampled at STL Hops 6th Anniversary Party - Really nice porter. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. The aroma has cocoa, smooth roast and light vanilla. It has a medium / light body with a modest amount of carbonation. The flavor starts out with dry cocoa, roast, smooth malt and mild spice. The finis has more spice and a touch of dark chocolate. Solid.
Strykzone (7306) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Sampled at the Stl Hops 6th Anniversary Party. Quite dark with some red. A robust porter grabs the taste buds. Chocolate and coffee but with some zing in the background. Mildly bitter and some of that comes from the dark chocolate notes. Citrus bitterness, too. Tasty. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Pours a deep brown with a large foamy off white head. Aroma of coffee, molasses, tobacco and honey roasted nuts. Flavor of honey roasted nuts, milk chocolate, tobacco and light roast coffee. drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12/27/13. 12oz can from Milan Hy Vee. Black pour with a nice khaki head. Nice aroma, some roasted malts, biscuity, caramel, hints of chocolate and coffee. Nice flavor, plenty of chocolate, coffee, biscuity and caramel maltiness, creamy in a way. Good stuff. Daytonbeer (730) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Pours black with tan head and some lacing. Aroma of cacao, meatballs, and dark malts. Taste is the same. Good body and creamy feel. Niko100 (2891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, cocoa, & some coffee; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, some hops, and coffee; Overall, a tad thin - but decent.