bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a cocoa and coffee aroma. Flavor of chocolate, coffee, and little toffee.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Brewfest, GABF
black, wispy tan head,
rich dark chocolate aroma,
rich dark chocolate flavor, mostly dry with just a hint of sweetness, lasting bitter chocolate finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the BBB in Augusta: Nice dark color with thick tan head. Aroma is rich and roasty with an emphasis on malt. Very smooth, caramely sweet and full body with a roasted lingering finish. A nice porter.
shrubber85 (6509) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2006 Tap. Coffee, chocolate and ash aroma. Opaque black-brown color with small film of a head.. Smooth dark chocolate flavor with a mild astringent finish. Very full flavored porter - very well made.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with tan head & lacing. The aroma has some old hops along with light roastyness and a creamy mocha flavor. Very refreshing porter with balance & slight oxidation. Alcohol bite.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler on St. Patricks Day. I was told this was Aiken Porter. Dark pour. Almost no head though. No idea how long this was in the growler. Nose is roasted malts, chocolate, and bitter coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee. Body is medium with light to no carbonation. Ends with more roasted malts, dark chocolate coffee and subtle hop bitterness.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Cascade stout aroma. Pitchy with a silky khaki head. Very, very smooth - chickory, cocoa, lightly sweet (lactose?), mild coffee. Excellent pH. Some pruney fruit. Long building bitter finish. Not much CO2. A fine brewpub offering, but more of a stout.
nearbeer (3283) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2008 Draft. Opaque black with a creamy and lasting head. Aroma of earthy-spiced chocolate and coffee. Flavors of chicory coffee, chocolate, charred wood, and earthy oak. Light-medium bodied, smooth and dryish.
beernovice39 (3037) - Montana, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at pub. Black with tan head. Roasty scent and taste. A bit thin but still decent.
aracauna (2925) - Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark mahogany black, with a thin, dense creamy tan head. It has a light roasty aroma. The flavor is excellent with a big, bold roast, a little chocolate. There's a nice supporting bit of citrusy hops that are noticeable but in the background. The main flaw is that the bitterness is a bit rough in the finish. A stout-like porter.