yespr (44706) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2013
From tap at local 44. pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma peachy and grapefruit hoppy. solid bitter and crisp hoppy. Bitter and dry herbal finish. hershiser2 (2991) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle, Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours black with two-inches of brown head. Smells of dark fruits. Tastes on tangy pine, soap, and chocolate. dwr1962 (47) - Wellsburg, West Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Aroma of hops and almost a coffee smell. Pours almost black with dark brown head and moderate lacing. It resembles a combination of a really good porter and an IPA.. It’s palate is a bit coating- more of a sipper than a session beer. A really good beer overall. abcfan (920) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Pours black with tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Chewy, well rounded, light hop finish. b3shine (8795) - Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle to snifter (shared by jmborggren). Looks good; cola with thin white beige lacing. Smells and tastes solid; dark malt, bitter hops, and roast. Decent on the palate. Enjoyable.
JDBaker11058 (2133) - Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Appearance: silky near-black pour, with half a finger of medium tan head and decent lacing. Aroma: surprisingly strong note of chocolate, balanced by pine, resin, and citrus. Taste: bitter dark chocolate, with strong hop notes (pine, grapefruit, and mint). Finish: dry and bitter, with lingering coffee roast and resin. Notes: Silky and drinkable palate, roasty, with full hoppy bitterness. Feels like an extremely hoppy porter, but I feel that way about the style in general. Decent.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2013
12oz bottle: pours a mostly opaque with a creamy froth of beige head. Has a lightly sweet toasted dark malty nose with lots of resiny piny hops. Starts with pretty good fullness and fine carbonation with sweet dark malts and some light roast, well-balanced with crisp hop flavor and bitterness. Finishes drier and bittersweet. True to style and dangerously drinkable. keepersj12 (3112) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Intense aroma of pine, citrus, fruit, chocolate, coffee from a dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. The flavor is mostly dark chocolate and coffee with a nice balance of hops on the back of the sip. Quite complex and evolving as the beer warms.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone pras (602) - Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Great overall beer. Dark almost black appearance. Flavor is roasty and toasty with a nice touch of hop. Could drink this one all night. Well at least until the keg kicks! Braudog (6669) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Draft at Taphouse/Queensway. Pitch black, just a bit of sticky head. Drinks with a gritty, dark chocolate essence up front. There’s a tease of some hoppiness but not enough to warrant the moniker IMHO. I’d call this a sturdy porter and move on. (#5023, 5/14/2013)