bytemesis (8397) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Tap at Arlington VA. Pours clear mahogany, large tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, nice lacing Aroma is roasty with tons of ashtray and cigarettes, plus a touch of coffee. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, a touch of astringence. Lots of tobacco and ashtray here. Medium body, creamy. Solid. Ron (3959) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2015 On tap at the Brewpub with Kara Andy and Patty. Poured dark brown, beige head. aroma of coffee and bitter chocolate. Good roasted malt taste with a smooth creamy body.. Sweet toasty taste.. Travlr (24781) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Draft. Clear ruby maroon color, medium beige head. Aroma of roasted coffee, subtle fruit. Taste is Starbucks, subtle cocoa powder. OK. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Tap at RB Chicago listed as their specialty dark, porter at 7.2abv and 28ibu. Pours black with creamy beige head. Aroma has a nice big coffee roast, caramel, toasted nuts and chocolately. Flavors has a bitter sweet chocolate, smooth iced coffee and cream, good smoke and nutty finish. Med body, really quite good. bubbleflubber (2227) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2011
On draught at the Charlotte brewery. Pours an oily mahogany, with a thin ring of suds that leaves light sudsy lacing. A roasted nose ensues. Coffee and roasted grains dominate, with a light cherry accent hitting mid-palate, and finishing with a roasted bitter coffee bean back. The body is nice and round, but light on the palate. The accompanying substantial mouthfeel makes this pour the fave of the flight.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Smooth roasty porter with a nice chocolate finish. Lighter on the palate with a soft carbonation that left the beer feeling very smooth. Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - AUG 17, 2006
tap at the s. denver location. poured a nice black that was far from pitch with a cool gray/white head. slight gray head. smelled of sugar and chocolate. taste was dry cocoa powder, rich chocolate, a bit of caramel. no noticeab;e bitter side, but was not unbalanced. i assume the hops were just so light as to do their job and stay the hell out of the way. a good beer i will drink again. JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Sampled cask conditioned at R.B. Milwaukee. Dark coffee color, thin bubbly tan head. Overall, a roasty grapefruit hop porter. Tart coffee and sweet cologne aroma. I almost thing the GF hops in taste come from Milwaukee’s "cask conditioning", as the cask red had the same taste. To me, very light for a porter, but a decent beer overall. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2005
At RB Kop. Dark brown/black color, with a tan head. Aromas and flavors of malt hops, with tinges of chocolate and coffee. Bitter/dry finish. DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2005
KOP location. Dark brown pour with sizable tan head. Heavy chocoff and malt aroma, with the same taste. Good complexity and big chocoff in the finish.