milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 6, 2008
An interesting version of a porter from an earlier time period. Not really a fan of licorice , but everything was pretty good. Very roasted with a decent hop finish. Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Dark roasty grainy chalky bitter chocolate taste jumps out at you. Some molasses in the nose. Cool idea for this series of brews. jbuzz (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Since an A$$hole who will remain nameless sent me a few messages about how lame my rating are and that I don’t seem to be rating the beers as he thinks I should I am going to try this in a way to make him happy.
Aroma : had a Toasted toffee maltiness that appealed to ME.
Appearance: I like how it looked. (Ops no verbs there). Good rich brown color with a full tan head.
Palate Full body, Creamy texture, soft Carbonation with a long finish.
Overall impression most excellent
I may not be right on the same rate at others, but I thought to put what I think and feel about the beer was more important than just going along with everyone else.
Because after all I don’t think you’ll run out and get this just because I rated it.
markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2008
This motor-oil black porter pours a thick darkness into the glass with a tiny head. Aroma is somewhat bready with dark chocolate and some toasted chicory. Tastes dry dark malt with coffee, licorice, and some hops in the finish. Very earthy porter with an almost dirtlike dryness. Nice to try, but I won’t seek it out. Sandman2222 (42) - Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Fairly dark, with a good flavor until the licorice take over, though that’s just a personal view. For staying in the traditional style, Sam did a top notch job. I wasn’t too fond on it though.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 21, 2008
Out of the four, I think is probably the most palatable, and that is not saying much because Iw as not really impressed with any of the four. I think it is a good effort and unique, but way too much of a novelty. Toasted toffee maltiness, slighty bittersweet, the adjuncts are really apparent in this beer. Could have used a bit more carbonation, it is a little flat on the palate. AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 8, 2008
Brown with a thin tan head. Decent mild aroma of molasses and toasted malts. Rich, full mouthfeel. Flavor is tinged with metallic flavors, with toasted malts, coffee, and molasses. The molasses goes well with this porter but not sure where the metal flavor came from. 857 Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 21, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2008 (thx 2 Rick)13 months old, tasted on a 4 or 5 small sips, and the rest dumped because of age. Black, thin tan head. Smokey sweet malt aroma, rich roasted flavor, coffee character, lots of licorice, salty, smokey malt bitterness. Would have been better if i was not so nevous about the age. MiP (16054) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2008
Bottle, 10 months past BB date. Very phenolic aroma. Very dark brown colour with a red shine. Very small light brown head. The flavour is also very phenolic and has lots of raw liquorice. Late liquorice aftertaste. I seem to be alone in tasting the phenol, but it is nevertheless horrible to me. omhper (25949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2008 Bottled. Dark brown, rich h ead. Aroma of cocoa and licoirce. Sweet with burnt malt and plenty of salty licorice. Boldly malty with some molasses. Salty licorice domiante the finish. A bit brash, but interesting.