jstraw (1964) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark mahogany with big, fizzy, foamy tan head / Mild nose of tobacco / Light to medium body, fizzy and aggressive carbonation, produces weak and watery feel, with decent finish / Flavors of tobacco, cocoa, and grass, with dark fruit notes / Uneven effort. Poor body detracts, but good flavor profile shows promise.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is roast, caramel, toast, chocolate, and some dark fruit notes. Flavor is caramel, toast, slightly fruity, roast, and bitter roasty earthy finish.
Shag (2839) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This ninja is smoking! Well I’ll get to that later. The appearance is a dark brown to black color. The aroma contains some coffee beans, chocolate, and a bit of smokiness. The flavor leans toward the bitter side with hints of chocolate, stale coffee, and a very smokey finish. The palate is rather thin. Overall not bad but could use a little something else.
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. The body was dark brown with some ruby at the edges. A khaki head on top. The aroma was nutty with some coffee. The taste was lightly roasted coffee with some pecans. A nice everyday porter, but not special.
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m doing my ratings from Asheville this weekend a bit backwards, starting with the growler I took home courtesy of Aaron. Tasty porter with a nice roasty finish, a little thin but that’s OK for the style. Enjoyed it.
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours dark brown/black letting some light through, a small tan head. Nose of chocolate, coffee, roast, some caramel. The body is a little thin, like my impression of a British porter. Chocolate, roast, some fruit and caramel, semi-sweet, some light bitterness to close.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black pour with a small tan head...Chocolate coffeeish aroma...Medium body, creamy mouthfeel...chocolate flavors with some burnt charcoal in the finish...Mild carbonation...Good porter...
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber on 5/5/09. Black with ruby highlights and a large frothy head. Coffee aroma with some subdued chocolate. Medium body and carbonation, but the mouthfeel is a little thin. Some burnt sugar flavors and a malt based bitterness that is accentuated by a hoppy dryness in the finish. Drinkable, but kind of one dimensional.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting at Andy’s, I think Paul brought this one. Pours a deep black with a light tan head. Notes of smoke, roast, and some esters. Nice thick body on this one, though it thins out a bit as it warms. Nice roast.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Dickinsonbeer: Brown ruby pour with a wispy tan head. Simple crystal aroma- toasted and one dimensional. Light feel- thinish. Nice porter flavor- chocolaty, nutty, dark/roasted crystal malt with mild husky notes. A simple but solid porter.