iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Tap at SN, listed at 5.8%. Black with clear Ruby edges and a one finger dark beige head, fair retention. Aroma is mainly mixed roasted nuts with some soy, chocolate following. Flavor turns more milk chocolatey but still has the elements of soy, light vanilla is added. Light alcohol noted. Finishes semi-dry with some grainy notes, bitterness at a 4 and kinda burnt. Moderate carbonation with a medium body. Not bad, but seems more like a big robust brown than a porter. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Draught at TND: Aroma of roasted malt, slight chocolate, slight hops, and a hint of vanilla. Poured extremely dark amber/dark brown in color with a large, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of roasted malt, slight chocolate, slight vanilla, grains, bitter hops, slight piney hops, and a hint of smoke. Medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Roasted malt and slight chocolate finish is bitter and dry.