jcnielsen (2189) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Cork and Cask. Pours a black color with off white head. Roasty, creamy, light burnt aromas and flavors. Tasty beer!
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/28/14. On tap at the brewery. Almost black pour with a really nice tan head that sticks and coats the glass. Okay aroma, earth, ashy roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some fruitiness. Nice flavor, roasted malts, chocolate, mild coffee, a hint of fruitiness, creamy, tobacco, earth. Diggin’ it.
phaleslu (6608) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in a sampler at Against the Grain. Pours a deep brown with no head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, toast, roast, brown sugar, and tobacco. Flavor of molasses, candied pecans, tobacco, caramel, and earth. Medium-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a sweet, smooth mouthfeel. Not bad.
AndyW68 (1108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kentucky proud? Near black pour with minimal head. Aroma is dark chocolate. Taste is sweet and a little bitter. Lots of roast malt, coffee and chocolate.
tmongoose (1331) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on draft poured a dark brown color with a beige head. aroma right off is the dark roasted malts. mild hints of sweetness. also get mild hints of chocolate and or toffee. the flavor was a tad undersweet for a Baltic porter but that didn’t stop me from drinking it. it was a very good porter. lots and lots of deep roasted malts, again hints of chocolate and or toffee in the flavor. mild bitterness and medium body. overall damn good.
SpiritToAle (32) - - FEB 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong roasted notes in the nose match the nearly opaque color. Call me old school, but I like just a hint of copper transparency in my porter's appearance...this one is perfect. Mouthfeel is light and smooth. And it's got a bit of a bite. Roasted barley in full force, slight hoppiness and still very smooth. I'd drink this again. Maybe with a pulled pork sandwich. Yum.
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jstraw (1929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Jerry’s Collaboration Event. Dark mahogany with modest, creamy, beige head / Fruity nose of dark caramel, dark fruit, chocolate / Medium body, a touch thin, modest sweetness and hopping yielding a pleasant balance, with fair finish / Smooth, fruity flavors of semisweet chocolate, date, molasses, licorice, coffee / Maybe personal preference, but would like to see a little more body and hopping. A pleasant, if undistinguished, brew.
maxwelldeux (3696) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours a very dark brown with a slight head. Nose is pretty roasty with some elements of dark fruit in there. Taste is a tad bitter, and very slightly harsh. Good brew.
drfabulous (4051) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at brewery. Creamy porter with distinctive chocolate taste. Yeast may be giving off a very interesting flavor. Really nice overall and well done.
Brigadier (3015) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was my first experience with something from Country Boy. Despite being a collaboration with Against the Grain I can tell there are outside influences. I will have to make my way south to Lexington at some point to see what they are like when left to their own devices.
Aroma / Appearance - A deep reddish base looks like the usual baltic porter. Lazy legs crawl like sheets of ice down the side of the sampler. Black licorice, malts, red vines, and a trace of smoke feel like being in a candy store after coming home from a bonfire.
Flavor / Palate - The body is a bit on the light side. It still packs a punch from the first sip. Black raspberries, licorice, and smoke start the party before someone shows up with warm cherry pie. This is a fine beer to cap off a tasting. Again, one point might be enough but it would be a great one.