swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2010
tap @ Lucky Dog, Brooklyn. great porter. thicker deep black pour. coffee & roasted malt aromas. taste was extremely balanced, roasted fresh coffee, hints of chocolate. great fuller mouthfeel. seek out ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Dark brown cola looking beer with a small tan head. The nose is chocolate, brown sugar, molasses and dark fruit. Taste is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, with milk chocolate, chalk dust, caramel and raisins. Medium/Full body is spritzy and thin with moderate carbonation. Meh. tgncc (3130) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2010
The aroma is overwhelming coffee, cream, chocolate. The appearance is jet black, light tan head. The flavor is roasted coffee, brown sugar, some chocolate. The finish is roasty bitter, light hops. The mouthfeel is creamy, the body is medium. Decent overall. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of coffee, espresso, and bitter coffee. Poured very deep amber/brown in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan/beige head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, coffee, espresso, roasted malt, lactose, and some pine. Medium body. Dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Coffee and roasted malt finish is lightly sweet and medium bitter, as well as dry. 7.8%ABV is completely hidden throughout. blipp (9171) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Draft. Pours dark dark brown with a beige head. Roasty aroma with plenty of coffee and a light sweetness. The flavor has tons of roasted coffee goodness, some lightly burnt malts, and a light sweetness. Nice.
nimbleprop (8297) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2010
64oz growler at the DC Local tasting. Pours a slightly viscous, opaque black with a creamy tan head. Big coffee aroma, nuts, brown sugar, toasted breads. Flavor is sweet, coffee with cream, toasted bread, brown sugar, nuts. Full bodied, sweet coffee finish. Smooth. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Growler, thanks nimbleprop. Small beige head atop cola-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, light burnt. Sticky medium-full body, light acidity. Nickls (2524) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2010
(OId BA rate - tap)
Near black color, with some brown tones. Nice-looking thick, milky tan head. Great lacing throughout the sample. Bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, and lots of coffee bean aromas. Very much like roasted coffee with good malt sweetness to balance it out. Nice bitter chocolate ending on it. A bit thinner than I expected, but with nice light carbonation. Not overly mouthfilling, but still nice. This is very drinkable, even though it has a lot of strong flavors. Great sipper for cooler weather, and would recommend for after dinner. Overall, really liked this DocLock (10652) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2010
Draft at Craft. Pours deep black with 1-finger tan head. Nose is huge oaky bourbon, dark patent malt, brown sugar,chocolate and molasses. Tastes of dark malt, molasses, dark choc, coffee, with a very complex, semi-sweet flavor, and more oak, chocoff, malt, and molasses as it warms. Some late rauchy notes. Solid. Travlr (24307) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2010
Dark brown color, edge head. Aroma of Starbucks. Very light bodied, flavor is of over roasted coffee, just like a Starbucks. More like drinking a cup of coffee than a porter.