MarinaMarket (254) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Interestiing aroma from the bottle, like lemon/citrus, but from the glass smokiness, malts, and hops. Light to medium body, beautiful creamy tan head, lots of legs. Flavor is woody, smokey, and a slight cherry note. Roasty is the overall flavor, and I am really enjoying this beer. A lot of classic porter qualities, but not boring. Very enjoyable! Tasted @ 55F. faroeviking (10821) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 18, 2011
Barril. Pitch black colour. Roasted maltiness with pine hoppiness, citrus. Good thick mouthfeel. Lovely roasted maltiness in the flavour with pine, citrus hops, amazing the the hops is so noticeable. Roasty malty fruity long lasting bitter finish. Fantastic!
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle shared by BA teamizm. Pours with a near black body that coats the glass a bit. Tan head that slowly fades. Aromas are huge with citrus hops, german pumpernickel bread, rye, roast, slightly smokey, coffee, chocolate cake and brown sugar. Flavors are roasty, spicy, hoppy, citrus, bready. Medium bitter, dry with a long duration. Chocolate. Medium bubbles. Smokey finish. hayduke (5187) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
This 22 oz. bottle was from Strykzone who continues to send world class beers. This poured very dark red that looked black without a light behind iti and raised small tan colored head and thick lacing rings. The nose is of roasted malts with aromas of ripe fruit, raisins, figs,and some floral hops. Body is rich and the mouthfeel is slick and creamy. The flavor can only be described as aggressive and powerful, with chocolate, fruit, and roasted malts dominate. Finish is long and bitter. A seriously potent Porter that reminded me somewhat of the Black IPA’s you see so much these days. Great beer. Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate roasted smoke malt and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark roasted bittersweet flavor with medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex beer.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle from kan. Slightly wet & thin light tan head covers the slightly brown-looking liquid. Very hop forward nose, slightly spicy hops with a pine and citrus twist. Underneath, dark malt fumes give rise to roasted malt, smoke, and bitter chocolate. Smells like a black ipa...an imperial black ipa. I hope not though. Has a tangy, bitter intro to flavors..lots of a bittering hops, some acidic natured malt aspects, licorice, and bittermelon. Shit that’s just a weird beer...now I feel that alcohol hit too...way too much abrasiveness for the style in my opinion, which ironically is the opposite of Amon Amarth’s issues. This is gonna be a difficult bottle to finish, but ima try. \m/ tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Bottle. Pour is black with a massive dark brown head. Aroma is fruity hops, chocolate milkshake, tobacco, lightly smokey. Flavor is rich cocoa, more fruity hops, a trace of smoke. Palate is rich, clean, oily, creamy. Excellent. Not my favorite style but I really enjoyed this. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2011
651mL thanks to tastybeer. The pour is a dark brown to near black with a towering coffee brown head. Nice retention and large webby lace. Nose out of the bottle is fruity melons, kumquat, tropical fruits, with savory meat and cocoa like a very serious Black IPA. Taste is richer, bitter, fruity, melon heavy, spicy, mild pepper, lots of body. Palate is rich, clean, full. Feels like a spot on heavy Black IPA. Very nice- more like a spicier and melon heavy version of Stone Sublimely Self Righteous. Very good stuff. jtclockwork (16424) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Bottle thanks to secret santa. Awesome beer! Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of roast cocoa, toasted black malt, light smoked malt and vanilla. Dry lightly smoked ash bitter finish. Medium body. jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
ONly very slightly disappointed yet still fantastic. I think I would have enjoyed a bit more "smokey" quality....i think I admired the label too much and got psyched up about the dragon and dragon=fire and fire=smoke and smoke=awesome porter and so on. smooth, simple, nice balance. love it.