gripweed57 (3048) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2018 FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2005 Bottle. Pours black with a full tan head, which dissipates rater quickly. Aroma of sweet baking chocolate. Smooth mouth feel, a little on the watery side from what I was expecting. Flavors are very light, a little chocolate, a little what, hazelnut? Chocolate flavors here are different from other porters and stouts I’ve had recently, both less sweet and less bitter at the same time. Finishes dry, with with a very faint nutty aftertaste. Maybe a tad of hoppyness, a little more maltyness. Very easy to drink. Successfully walks a fine line between what I call a dessert beer (Young’s Double Chocolate, oatmeal stouts) and a meal beer (pale ale, dark lager, etc.).
Translucent dark brown color. Small creamy tan head. Roasty malt nose hints at chocolate and toasted bread. First sip brings notes of cocoa, roasted malt, tobacco and brown butter. As the Porter warms, the flavor evolves and there are hints of earthy, woody, burnt sugar and burnt raisins. Quite flavorful, this one, Agnes. katrinaez (2411) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2017 deep cola brown cola color, bitter nut and caramel malt aroma. taste is woody and tobacco but still a touch of caramel sweet. thick mouth. tap oobawa (1926) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Good porter, if a tad thin. Pours a solid dark brown-black, and the nose gives up coffee and chocolate like a good porter should. Taste is right in line, coffee acidity mingling with bitter cocoa and a mild cherry-raisin tartness. Never grows sweet, which is nice, and the fade stays dry, mild hop bitterness accentuating the mocha finish. Feel isn’t great, but we can deal with it. DocJitsu (2079) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Pours a dark brown with no head given the way WOB poured it. Dry, smoky, roasted malt nose. Some smoky beef in the flavor. Slight fruitiness. obxdude10 (2395) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Not a bad porter but a little thin on flavor. I had a pint of this on cask at World of Beer in Exton. The beer poured a black color with a soft brown head. I tasted some chocolate and roasted malt, but that was about it.
OnTheTrail (623) - Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Pours dark brown, good sized light brown head. Strong cocoa aroma, some cola. Slightly sweet, roast malt, cocoa flavor. Some oats. Smooth mouthfeel. Scotty001 (573) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Ruby red to brown in colour with a large brown head that quickly diminishes. Slight aroma of chocolate malt and a trace of coffee. Medium bodied with no real carbonation. Taste of coffee and minor notes of chocolate. Quite smooth with very little aftertaste. Disappointing. kerenmk (5373) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle at Flying Saucer, Nashville, TN, 4.5.16. Black. Roasty aroma with lots of cocoa and vanilla bean. Bitter, roasty, then a little sweet and some vanilla in the mouth. Medium body, chocolate and slightly roasty finish, carbonated. tillmac62 (772) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2016
BBD not notched. Pours black. Below normal head volume, very poor lacing and poor retention of what little head there was.
Very good nose of dark chocolate, light roast, caramel notes and light molasses.
Slightly above light body, but not heavy light. The texture is smooth. World class carbonation / body balance. Effervescence begins with a nice mid palate burst and culminates in a finely bubbled prickly finish.
The flavor profile is good, but lacks the complexity to achieve very good. It begins with light roast then adds a bit of char. The middle has almost no bitterness. What there is char based. Just enough sweetness arrives to make the bitter chocolate noticeable. The finish is a slow fade of light bitter chocolate and char. wombat23 (2168) - Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt with chocolate notes. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee notes. Has some nuttiness. Creamy texture. Good.