Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: Coffee, subtle smoke - sticky caramel.
Ap: Deep brown, almost black, opaque - medium lightish tan head with good retention, leaves a creamy, compact cap of foam.
T: Char and sweet smoke up front - toffee, vanilla, a touch of blueberry - burnt caramel, coffee, and herbal and earthy hops - bitterness is medium-high - finish is more char.
P: Smooth, creamy body with medium carbonation - finish is medium-dry.
O: Wonderful English-style porter - the smoke really adds a nice accent without being overdone - the firm, robust dark malt flavors are all present, plus some nice caramel and coffee notes.
kambei70 (692) - - MAR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours a dark ruby brown color. Aroma is caramel malt with some chocolate and a "green" smell presumably from the hops. Taste is roasty, bordering on slightly smokey, with dark and caramel malt. Some coffee. An earthy hops bitterness at the end that combines with the roast and builds on the tongue as you drink it. Full, round mouthfeel. Finishes semi-dry.
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mike67 (840) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with small, fluffy beige head and a lot of bubbles. Aroma is of toasted malt, dark fruit and coffee and cream. Body is full and tangy. Taste is of toasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, dark fruit and earthy hops. Finish is long and bitter. Very nice porter.
A2kenCdaisyC (51) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours dk brown with ruby hue a thin off white head and mild roasty aroma---flavor is smoky malt with slight choco-ashen tones--finish is a bit thin but flavorful
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle in a pint glass. Appearance is a ruby-tinted dark brown color with a thin mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, some roasted malts, and a bit of a sweet smoky scent. Itís a nice complex aroma. The taste is a bit richer and smokier than the aroma, but itís similar to the aroma. There is a little bit of a mesquite flavor to the smokiness. A bit different from other porters Iíve tried, but not bad.
bwa5879 (729) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour with red hue, small amount of beige head. Smokey/peaty/leathery scent. Flavor follows the nose but itís not too heavy, campfire-like. Low carbonation with a clean finish. Nice smoked porter.
fattybladdy (626) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampler at brewpub. Dark brown with minimal head. Taste is big time smokiness, dark roasted malts and chocolate.
chucklemation (593) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color, no head. Has a smokey, burnt caramel and beef jerky smell. The smokey caramel flavor comes out nicely, along with some malts in the background. Pretty good porter.
rumproasts (3404) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Deep brown with one finger head. Roasty malt with chocolate, coffee, and light smoke. Rich flavor. Quite nice.
kaser (3306) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour from draft. White sticky head. Vanilla and nutty notes over a chocolate and coca beer. Interesting. Good.