bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, caramel, light smoke, and nuts. Flavor of nuts, roasted grain, ash, caramel, and chocolate. Strykzone (7305) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Sampled at ESBLS. Dark brown with some amber. A smoky ashy coffee aroma. Dark fruit flavor to start. That ash and coffee, too. Quite nice, actually. Iphonephan (6950) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
From a 50 cl bottle shared at home on Christmas eve. Pours a clear cola brown with a thin ecru head. Coffee nose. Flavors of chocolate and roasted nuts. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Bitter roast finish. Braudog (6674) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Pretty much the expected visuals, if but for a thinner head than expected. Drinking this thing is like chewing on cocoa nibs ... pow! Full on baking chocolate, bitter and chalky, not really "sweet" the way Americans would define it. (#5865, 11/20/2014) blutt59 (6562) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2012
bottled, thanks to mora2000, silky corduroy color with strong roasted nut shell and burnt chocolate notes, nice chocolatey finish
RobertDale (6380) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Comes dark brown with a small thick tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and caramel. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, and caramel. Hints of hops and smoke. Well done! thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
(22oz bomber thanks to mora2000) clear medium brown, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of home, milk chocolate, malt balls, cream. Taste of cream, milk chocolate, lightly nutty, almond, medium body, creamy nutty linger. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
The beer pours a dark brown-red color with an off-white head. The aroma has a lot of chocolate and toffee. The flavor is similar. I get some cocoa and nuts, as well as some toasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
In short: A harsh, roasted, chalky and chocolaty porter. Tasty but a bit too rough.Cybercat (5740) - Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2012
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed relatively fresh one month after purchase from a Kansas store
The look: Black body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Nose is roast and black chocolate, this smells like a Lindt 90% Cacao bar over a slice of burnt toast with a bit of smoke. Taste is very roasted, strong chalky sensation, black chocolate, roasted coffee beans, a touch of smoke, roasted almonds, milk, wood coal. Overall very harsh with a mouth drying chalky/coal sensation. Not a bad beer, tasty for sure but just a bit too messy and too harsh to be sessionnable. Nothing remarkable here but at least Iím getting to enter another rating, but letís be honest people, rating beers is not really a hobby, itís not even a routine, itís more like a symptom.
Pours a deep chocolaty brown, barely translucent at the edges, with a fairly thick light tan head. Smoky aroma has notes of chocolate, roast malt and caramel. Satisfying flavor has a roast malt core plus notes of chocolate and caramel and hints of molasses and hops. Smooth texture has decent body and good fizz.