CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Pours a deep brown with a good head and good lace. The aroma is roasty with a good chocolate character. The aroma on this one is pretty simple but it’s also very nice. The flavor is roasty with a light fruity character. There are some smoky flavors and plenty of chocolate. The alcohol is very well concealed and in many ways this was quite a bit like a very nice regular style porter. ketchepillar (1198) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 25, 2010
On tap at 3F Brewpub. Black. Sweet aroma. Lactose. Flavor is bitter, strong, roasted. Lovely mix of burnt toast, a little grainy, lots of chocolate. jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours opaque, almost black, with a light brown head. Nose is roasty malts, some chocolate, caramel, toffee, and a light burnt bitterness. Very smooth with more roastiness, slight sweetness, lots of coffee and smaller amounts of chocolate and caramel. The alcohol only became apparent towards the finish. Finish is long, drying, with more roasty chocolate and coffee. Great porter. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Pours pretty much pitch black with a medium brown head that leaves excellent webby lace. Aroma has beautiful floral hops, fresh tropical fruits, coffee, dark chocolate, very nice roastiness that is never ashy. Taste is chewy, hoppy, slightly spicy, with a creamy body, slight bitterness, a bit sweet actually. Really beautiful. Yummy yum yum. Travlr (24768) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Tap at Birreria Paradiso in Georgetown. A secret stash fro Barnaby’s last visit. Murky brown, beige head, massive lacing. Aroma of butterscotch. Taste has chocolate syrup, burnt espresso, with a bitter cocoa and pepper finish. Delicious.
tmoreau (4365) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2010
On tap at the brewpub, and served to a tulip with a black/brown hue, decent, dark tan head foam, and clingy waves of lacing. Initially, the aroma was resiny bitterness that lightly blanketed the remaining notes of smooth, roasted malt, cocoa, and coffee. The flavor was a more expressive version of the aroma notes, plus a touch of smoke, and hints of molasses and toffee. With a nice balance of malt and hop, and well hidden alcohol potency, the mouthfeel was full, rich, and creamy. This brew was the highlight of my visit. Beer5000 (6487) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2010
On tap @ Mikkeller bar. Black body with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet, dark malt and fruit. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, dry fruit, chocolate and bitter coffee. Very pleasant with a long and bitter finish. BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap. Black pour with red highlights. Gray - white head. Roasty aroma. Flavor of roast, molasses, and some chocolate. very nice brew. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Tap at DLD. Sweet sugary nose, lots of syrup and molasses, a bit of roast and chocolate. Taste is very sweet, lightly bitter, chocolate syrup and molasses. Thick and chewy. blah. omhper (25119) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2010
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Black, small head. Oaty coffee aroma. Mid-sweet with medium-full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Milk chocolat and coffee lingers until resiny hops comes to dominate the finish.