grandridge (228) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2009
Aroma is standard roast and chocolate, not the heaviest chocolate aroma out there but nice. A little watery in the mouthfeel. Aroma would suggest a thicker brew. Flavor is descent but a little light. I know it’s only a Porter but I expect a little more. What chocolate is there, is nice. I do enjoy the carbonated feel to this, which makes it sessionable. notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Thanks to goldtwins for sharing - fairly straightforward and boring, which is what I’ve come to expect from these guys - light roast and chocolate and brown sugar sweetness - semi-vegetal qualities through the middle - a bit bitter - mild berry-ish fruitiness - drinkable, but I’d pass on it in the future. HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a medium creamy brown head. Aroma was of chocolate and roasted malt. Nice chocolate notes over a roasted malt base some caramel, coffee and metal. Medium bodied smooth mouthfeel. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Bottles from Beerlando and solan. Pours brwon with a diminishing off white head. Smells of spice, chocolate, raisins, brown sugar, boozy, molasses. Tastes of cocoa, tea, roasted malt, raisins. Restrained and enjoyable/ lb4lb (2632) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Bottle in trade from ROBORB. Thanks man! Pours mostly black with a short lived creamy beige head. Smell is chocolate and a touch of roasted malt and even some raspberry like light berry scent as well. Taste is of chocolate, and cocoa, not surprisingly, and is lightly bittered and balanced without being sweet, but still finishes very smooth. Body is medium with normal to slightly soft carbonation. Flavorful and chocolatey without being too sweet. A very solid, and drinkable beer all around.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Bottle thanks to nearbeer. Brown with a finger of tan head. Big roast aroma with some bitter chocolate bark and mixed berries and fruit. Taste is a solid porter roast body some chocolate and a coffee bitter finish. A really good porter but no more chocolate than an average porter. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2009
22oz bottle acquired in trade with MrChopin (thanks!). Poured a dark brown color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, a lttle earthy, and some coffee. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, roasty, and some caramel. punkeedo (499) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 25, 2009
2009 Bottle. Aroma of chocolate milk, perhaps? Looks deep dark brown with little head. Tastes of coffee with a light aftertaste of dark chocolate. Very balanced palate with a slightly watery aftertaste. An enjoyable beer, but there are betters out there. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Pouring a dark mahogany brown, the body is crowned with a small, fleeting, frothy head of mocha colored foam. A soapy wash leaves scattered, wet spotting behind. The aroma is chocolaty as can be, exotic dark cocoa notes proving quite rich, with complementary scents of scorched caramel and lactose. Flavors too are quire chocolaty, dark cocoa again showing strong, with a bit of coffee roastiness, mocha, and mild earthen hops. The body is a little disappointing, feeling rather thin compared to what I was expecting, but it is well balanced and highly drinkable. A little pepper shows on the finish. Good brew. ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2008 Bottle - Thanks SpringsLicker! - Pours almost black with a small creme coloured head...aroma is chocotastic, with some roasty malt and a touch of coffee...flavour is similar, and while it is initially shows big chocolate and cofffee, it goes thin fairly quickly with very little residual presence...great to try but nothing crazy...