Travlr (25749) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Draft at the source. Dark maroon, tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of slightly boozy coffee, caramel, chocolate. Taste is dilutecoffee and light spice. Not bad. Theydon_Bois (20450) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Tap at Revolution Brewpub, Chicago - 04/11/12.
Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head, good lacing ensues.
Light roast malt nose with molasses, liqourice and a touch of smoke.
Tastes of roast malt, treacle toffee, chocolate, smoke.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation lending towards a roasty finish.
Above average porter. Tmoney99 (14851) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Draft. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting and excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2015
Draft @ 3.5%. Brown/amber pour.Very basic taste, some light roast, watery, okay. Dogbrick (13525) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. This beer pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Light-bodied with a roasty character and notes of burnt malt, dark chocolate and mild hops. The finish is lightly bitter with a dark chocolate aftertaste. Decent overall.
deyholla (12021) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some light roasted malts with a dark grain backing. Flavor starts with light roasted malts and is backed by dark sweet grain and a hint of dryness. blipp (9590) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Draft. Pours brown with an off white head. Mild roast and sweet malts, with some nutty notes, faint char, and low bitterness. Decent. SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Quite liked this beer .. . pours a deep brown .. mild foam, lacing is quite good .. . mmm, spot on london .. . very tasty, and impressive seeing this is a second runnings beer .. . . One particle of unobtainium has a nuclear reaction with the flux capacitor - carry the ’2’ - changing its atomic isotoner into a radioactive spider. Fuck you, Science! TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Some errands. Pours a blackish hue in this dark bar. I see brownish edges that show some ruby brown light, a small frothy tannish head sits atop and laces ok, a thicker ring atop. As it catches more light I get some overdone suntea essences. Aromas are gentle roast and toast, decent dry earthy and piney hops move into citrus, gentle dark fruit, good coffee and earthy roast on the nose mixes with that sufficient hoppping. Dry yet some mellow sweetness beneath. Initial is lighter bodied, offering some toast, roast, and dry earthy hops up front. A dry bitter start, lingering with pine, florals, and roasty earthy malts. Middle is dry yet firm, lighter bodied and quite "pound"-able. Touches of cocoa and biscuits into the back, some mellow cocoa and roast coffee linger, it’s not strong but with the light overall feel of the beer it does it’s work. Roasty, dry hops, some touches of earth, nuts, ash, and earthy coffee linger with a decent dry hopping. It’s simple, it’s small, it’s pretty drinkable and I could certainly drink a lot of it. Sweetness is mellow, but does give a layer. Touches of orange and grapefruit dance in and out up front as it warms, the hopping becoming a little more life filled. I liked this. Smell is pretty light, barely get much off it. But taste and overall palate/mouthfeel work. Wins extra points overall for drinkability and the fact it worked well for me as an experience. Excited to try the growler of HA’s small dark beer in the next couple days to compare. Probably more lame than I’m letting on.. But I really dig beers like this. With an actual aroma, it could be a nice. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2014
draft at brew pub on Milwaukee, lighter bodied porter, black pour, medium roastiness, medium bitterness, light chcolate.