Pours opaque with an inch or more of mocha effervescent. Retention is nice as the foam froths up. Lacing is spotty, sticky, and at time thick.
Aroma is sweet chocolate and roasted malt foremost. The chocolate almost gives off a creamy sense to the nose. Very light hints of coffee and bitterness too. Could almost pass as a milkshake.
Taste is chocolate, but not as sweet as the nose, nice roasted malt, superbly well balanced with a splash of coffee that mainly comes near the finish. It is like a three course meal. A touch of bitterness comes along with the coffee for a solid ending.
Medium bodied but maybe a little bit more with a lower end of carbonation. A touch on the creamy side but dries a touch too.
This is a really well rounded, solid, nice drinking porter. I want to homebrew something like this, that's how much I liked it. It seemed to have the right flavors that were all in tune and perfectly balanced. Great job. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 20:14:36