Quake1028 (638) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Draught at the brewpub. Dark brown or black pour, whichever it is itís completely opaque. Creamy, one finger thick mocha colored head sticks around for a while, and leaves some average lacing once it dissipates. On the nose I get a ton of coffee - grounds, beans, espresso roast - then a wave of backing chocolate and some dark fruity esters. Smells fantastic, I was shocked how good this smells. Flavor profile backs this up, once again huge on the coffee and chocolate, tons of roastiness and charred beans throughout. Medium bodied, very appropriate for the style. Bit of a slickness to it that enhances itís already high drinkability. Finishes with more coffee beans, chocolate and then a huge kick of bitter roast. Absolutely stellar! 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Tap at the brewery. Pours to a REALLY deep mahogany body with a creamy light beige head. The aroma is tootsie rolls and light grainy chocolate. The cara-pils and crystal are there to round it out. Some light smoky things going on too. The flavor is a nicely grainy chocolate and has a balanced hoppiness. Nice fitting texture. Rodriguez (357) - Quito, ECUADOR - JAN 7, 2015
English style porter, a little bit soft, but a good one, light chocolate and caramel aroma and flavor, not roasted burnt character. Medium bitterness. MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2003
A good porter. Deep and dark, slightly red. Smells of loads of coffee. In the taste, very roastiness, but the coffee is blessedly restrained, good chocolate character instead. Excellent hops at end, nice dry finish. Good stuff. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2009 Had to re-rate this. I donít know if they are tweaking the recipes or what, but this beer is getting better.Mmuch more roasty than it used to be and more full bodied. Had one Sept 21st 2005 that was kinda wimpy, but itís the first time it wasnít stellar.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Dark brown, almost reddish hued body with medium lasting tan head. Malty, roast chocolate, caramel, coffee aroma and flavor. Smooth palate. kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Poured a dark brown with a tannish head that remained as a thin crest. Nice coffee, roasted/burnt malt aroma. Flavor was slightly sweet, a hint of cocoa, with a predominant roast nut and coffee bitterness that lingers. A very flavorful porter with a smooth mouthfeel. boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Draft at TBBC. Very dark brown pour, almost black with a pretty, thin tan head with gleeming white froth, like milk atop a fresh cappucino. Aromas of caramel, hour old coffee, vanilla, leather, big cocoa, roasted malts and a little oakiness. Taste was similar, focusing on the coffee and chocolate, somewhat stout-like. The palate of this beer is like an American porter, not the English style they were shooting for. Long roasty finish, damn fine porter. Probably the best beer they make. DragonStout (1416) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2007
pours black as night with no light coming thru it. this had a lighter mouthfeel but more carbonation the the Impy stout.The bitterness was up front with coffee following behind.the finish had a coffee bitterness JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2007
On tap @ TBBC. Black with a thin light tan head. Nice roasty aroma with light chocolatey tones. Nice smooth taste - a lot of roast that stays just short of being too bitter. Great roasty finish. Overall very nice and smooth, with a decent roast presence.