closey22 (2105) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Nicely done sammy! Lost points on aroma but scored on eveything else. True porter roastiness but medium on the palate. Finishes dry, long, malty. Hints of choc. This is good. Try it! MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2011 Aroma of a roasted and chocolate malts and a hint of wood.
Mild oak taste, but mostly dry roast, chocolate nuts, and vanilla. The finish was dry and gritty.
Resampled at Newtown Brewfest 2011. Much better Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Served on draft at Max’s. Pours a clear dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of spicy wood, chocolate and roasted malts. The taste is roasted malts, big chocolate notes, toasted wood and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied. beergodd1 (401) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2011
4 oz. Sample at the Cleveland Beer Fest on 5/14/11. Pours a clear brown/black with a thin beige head, left a ring around my "Plastic" cup. Malty/Oak smell with hints of chocolate, roast and Coffee. Malty flavor with just a bit of chocolate and a slight Oak, not enough barrel character. Medium body. This was a tasty beer, but seemed to be ....not finished? dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2011
On tap at gingerman plano. Pours dark amber/almost black with a thin light tan head. The aromas are coffee, chocolate, bread and oak. The mouthfeel is watery, bitter and smoke with a medium body. It wasn’t great but it was ok. Cheers!
SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Draft: poured a pitch black brown head. Aroma is sweet chocolate. Taste is rich chocolate and malts. Sammy (12762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
On tap at Kickbacks. Big oak, big lace, the finish is bitter and a tad astringent. Drying. Still a serviceable porter and glad to catch up to it. j12601 (13114) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
On tap at Elaine’s. Pours a clear brown with ruby highlights and a thin to medium sized beige head. Big sweet caramel and vanilla and wood. Medium, sweet caramel and a bit of plum. Soft toffee warm cocoa and wood. Easy drinking but a bit thin and watery at times. blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2011
On tap, ruby dark brown pour with good lasting tan foam, aroma is malty chocolate, flavor is creamy, some bitter chocolate, malty finish zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2011
(draft @ Tap and Mallet - Rochester, NY) Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Slightly roasted aroma with some very light and subtle oak. Roasted flavor at the start with almost no discernible oak flavors. Decent porter, but couldn’t really tell it was oaked.