joshwoodward (575) - - JUN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a glass on tap at the brewpub. So good, smooth, creamy, light, refreshing.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at ABC. Near black with no head. Subtle malt. Slightly tart and incredibly smooth.
bwa5879 (884) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ominous thick black pour into English pint. Inch tall offwhite frothy head, tons of lacing. Strong vanilla scent, some chocolate and a tinge sour. Appropriately flat, medium mouth feel. Chocolate and sour for the flavor. Pretty good porter.
aracauna (3488) - Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toasty chocolatey comes first on the nose, but the finish is surprisingly tart, but in a good way, like a very dark bar of chocolate is a little acidic. This is a great beer.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
Poured from cask, this brings a nice dark body with a fairly substantial head and a good dose of lacing on the way down. Nose brings roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and some anise. Taste is the same with the flavors blending quite smoothly. Feel is nice, but not quite what I would hope the cask would do to the flavors, especially within the brewpub itself. Drinks quite well and was one of my favorite beers of the afternoon.
Serving type: cask
Reviewed on: 10-11-2010
hopdog (11168) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap at the Arbor Brew Pub. Poured a black color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, and lighter coffee. Tastes of chocolate, roast, coffee, and some dark fruits.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20101024 hand pump at brewpub. Grassy and light woodsy aroma from this very dark, stouty looking beer. Dry palate, yet sticky finishing. Very nice.18.104.22.168.15
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
black with small brown head. aroma of roasted malt and chocolate mostly. nice and toasty. flavor of chocolate, toast, raisin, and lactose sugar. nice and sweet, but very balanced..dark fruits in the finish
strongpieman (1647) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask --- good porter, pretty mild flavors, but drinks well. Deep color, with tan head. Not as rich as Founders, good balanced brew.
LilBeerDoctor (3698) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the brewpub. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, raisins, but mostly roasted and smoky notes. Flavor of smooth chocolate and roasted malt. It has a chalky and smooth palate. An interesting cask porter.