Travlr (14772) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Opaque brown color, thick tan head with good tetention and lacing. Aroma of cocoa. Taste is cocoa powder, brownies.
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
GBof A PA-on tap-pours a thin creamy light brown head and brown color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt-faint coffee. Taste is dark malt, coffee, licorice. OK carbonation.
Lubiere (10784) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A little chocolate on the nose, but rather thin porter without much character. Not impressed.
BeerandBlues2 (10536) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours black with a medium, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, prunes, woody hops and leather notes. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth.
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Lehigh Valley Brew Fest ’04. Poured a dark reddish, brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of chocolate and roasted malts. Smooth body. Very light bitterness.
3fourths (8480) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Camp Hill. Rich, dark brown colored body with some dark walnut brown light at the top and sides. Chocolate malts heavy in the nose, and overall the smell is rich and sweet, with notes of chocolate syrup, crtusty, bready malts (but not toasty), and some lighter notes of cheese funk/yeast which probably aren’t meant to be smelled. Frothy, moderately thick/regular texture for a porter, with that godawful resinous/oily quality that you find in almost every ABC beer. Semi-sweet twang of chocolate syrup sweetener in the finish. A pretty basic porter, but nothing to turn your nose up at.
DocLock (8341) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darkbrown color, with minimal tan head. Aromas of dark maltm slight chocoff, and some roasty rauchy notes. Medium palate with dark malt and chocolate notes.
egajdzis (5509) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2012 Cask... Poured a dark brown / red color with a medium sized tan head that left nice lacing. Weak roasty, chocolate cream aroma. Nice chocolate taste, some more roast and light smoke, cherries as well. Very thin mouthfeel. Not a bad porter.
kramer (5328) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub (Harrisburg). Dark brown pour, almost black, with a small off-white head. Coffee and light chocolate nose with some roasted malt. Deep roasted and burnt malt flavor with lots of coffee on the finish. Nice clean flavor. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, actually a little too fizzy maybe. Pretty crisp finish with good length. Nice roasty Porter, maybe a little thin on the finish but nicely balanced and very drinkable.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at ABC. THis was very smoooth and enjoyable at the brewery, however, when I had it at another bar on tap it was somewhat different and had a metallic taste and wasnt nearly as smooth.(maybe bad tap lines) Overall it had a slight roasty aroma and flavor, but the caramel malts came through a little more. Although this beer is well attenuated and has a dry finish, it somehow retains a very nice body and mouthfeel. Very well done.