Sickboy282 (1116) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
bottle... thanks Jeff! Pours a deep, deep brown hue with a soft, off-white head with very nice lacing....so far. Aromas of roasted malts (expected), a touch of diactyel, cereal/straw and a dry presence; not over cloying. Mouth feel is medium to full bodied with flavors of musty grapes/prunes/dates, with a minor smokiness. A touch of banana with a lingering sweetness that isn’t overbearing. Soy sauce is there, but not overwhelming as well. Carbonation is mellow. I don’t think this could age much longer than two more years as it already has some aged notes ...max! very delightful! daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Tap at oldsmar taphouse. Dark brown. Tan head. Aroma is sweet with chocolate and toffee. Flavor is smooth and a bit sweet. Chocolate, molasses, and malt balls. Damn good. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black body with a tan coffee toned head. Roasted malt, aromatic coffee tones, char, and some light dried minerals. A creamy dry body with a mild warming dark roasted body and a drying finish. A very enjoyable porter. fata2683 (2202) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2010
bottle thanks Zath, I’ve wanted to try this one. Pours pitch black with a medium tan head. Aroma is burnt sugar, caramel, and a light smoke note. Flavor is rich and very thick roasted malt, burnt brown sugar, and a nice bit of clean hops in the finish. The mouth feel of this beer is heavenly. Silky smooth and delicious. Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle Pours a good brown with a creamy lasting tan head. The head laces very nicely. Aoma is alcohol, chocolate, and caramel. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is bold. Alcohol is hidden well. It has a deep tone, with good earthiness. Not real sweet or bitter. Blended well. Has a medium to full body. The texture is sticky I guess. Has a differntness about. A good mouthfeel. The finish is solid with a good aftertaste. It is a powerful porter. Not a soft sweet like I am used too. This is real good and if you get the chance I would drink it. Heading back to get as much as possible.
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, and caramel. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and hops. Ends a little bitter, but it works well. Medium body with a long finish. pineypower (3346) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Bottle from Capones. Pours out almost black with a thin off white head. Aroma is of some baker’s chocolate, roast, slight coffee, soy sauce and light hops. Taste is complex with a smooth, mouthfeel. Tastes of baker’s chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, some nutty earthy notes. Very well done. wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - APR 8, 2010
big thanks to footbalm for this rare importer! pours a farly dark brown with a dark khaki head that is generous and has nice retention. nose is big with lots of roastness, some hints of cocoa, hops and cinnamon. the taste is similar, though a lil nicer. big, tons of roast, good hop profile, some caramel, cloves and other spices, pretty tasty. mouthfeel is nice and creamy, smooth and silky. there is a slightly over dryness that happens a minute or two afterwards from the huge amount of roast in there. nice stuff, glad i got to try it! Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottled. Poured very deep brown with a short cap of dark tan head. The aroma picked up well-roasted, near-burnt black patent and coffee maltage.. touches of brown sugar and vanilla too.. warm, malty, and totally enticing. The flavor found more of the same malts at the core, picking up an interesting complement of pine and lesser earthy hoppage on the edges.. more bitter through the finish, joined by coffee grounds and alcohol warmth.. a little smoke at the end, too. Medium-bodied with an ideal lower level of carbonation on the palate.. great balance between roasted malts, hoppage, and a touch of malty sourness.. great brew!